Our Story

Since 1999, Benicia Community Gardens (BCG), largely an all-volunteer organization, has 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 reflects our organization’s broadening scope, mission and vision.

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Upcoming Events

Dec
29
Sat
2:00 pm (Fairfield) Walk The Talk Tours:... @ Mission Solano
(Fairfield) Walk The Talk Tours:... @ Mission Solano
Dec 29 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Learn practical ways of applying permaculture principles in your garden and community. Join us every 4th Saturday of the month from 2:00pm-3:00pm  at Mission Solano in Fairfield for educational and inspiring talks on various topics on[...]
Jan
12
Sat
10:00 am Vacaville Public Demonstration F... @ Register for address
Vacaville Public Demonstration F... @ Register for address
Jan 12 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Vacaville Public Demonstration Food Forest Installation Workshop (Day 1- The Foundation) @ Register for address
This is Day 1 of installation for “Monarch Rose” public demonstration food forest garden in Vacaville. We will be laying down the foundation of this edible garden: digging on contour swales, making birms, diverting the[...]
Jan
19
Sat
10:00 am Vacaville Permaculture Gardening... @ Register for address
Vacaville Permaculture Gardening... @ Register for address
Jan 19 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Vacaville Permaculture Gardening and Water-Efficient Inline Drip System Workshop (Day 2) @ Register for address
This is Day 2 of 2 of a public, hands-on installation workshop series at “Monarch Rose” demonstration food forest garden. This is an opportunity to see a dead, barren front lawn transformed into a customized food forest based on permaculture design[...]