Our Story

Started in 1999, Benicia Community Gardens (BCG), largely an all-volunteer organization, worked relentlessly to bring local sustainable food to Benicia. Over the years, BCG’s reach expanded from a single community garden at a local church to two community gardens, a community orchard, seven permaculture demonstration food forests, Community Supported Agriculture partnerships, a “Land Caretakers” sustainable landscaping education program, a food donation Share Plot, and a beloved monthly “What’s for Dinner?” educational cooking potluck series.

As the programs expanded beyond Benicia, it became clear that the organization had outgrown the name “Benicia Community Gardens.” In May 2016, after serious reflection and long deliberation, the BCG Board made the decision to rename the organization to “Sustainable Solano” – a name that better reflected the organization’s broadening scope, mission and vision.

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Upcoming Events

10:00 am (Suisun City) Demonstration Food... @ Register for address
(Suisun City) Demonstration Food... @ Register for address
Sep 25 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Join us September 25 to learn about sustainable landscape design and help install a demonstration food forest garden based on permaculture principles in Suisun City! Name of Future Demonstration Food Forest: El Bosquecito “Little Forest”[...]
11:00 am (Benicia) Avant Garden Work Day ... @ Avant Garden
(Benicia) Avant Garden Work Day ... @ Avant Garden
Sep 25 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Join your fellow gardeners at Avant Garden to prepare the garden for fall. This is a great time to get in your volunteer hours! We will welcome Kaz and the team from Harmony Organics at[...]
7:00 pm Solano Climate Policy Action Team @ Online/Zoom
Solano Climate Policy Action Team @ Online/Zoom
Sep 27 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Interested in taking local action but unsure where to start? Join the Solano Climate Policy Action Team meetings! A part of the Bay Area Chapter of the Climate Reality Project, Solano Climate Policy Action Team[...]
3:00 pm Wildfire Support Group @ Online/Zoom
Wildfire Support Group @ Online/Zoom
Sep 28 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
California Wellness & Resilience Community Support Group This free, weekly virtual support group will be held via Zoom to support individuals (18+) impacted by wildfires in California. Register here! For further information contact: Eugenia Cervantes[...]