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

Jan
26
Sat
2:00 pm Walk the Talk Tours–The Foundati... @ Mission Solano
Walk the Talk Tours–The Foundati... @ Mission Solano
Jan 26 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
“Ethics are culturally evolved mechanisms that regulate self-interest…The greater the power of humans, the more critical ethics become for long-term cultural & biological survival.” David Holmgren, co-founder of permaculture Join us as we discuss the[...]
Jan
31
Thu
7:00 pm Public Meeting Vallejo’s Mare Is... @ Mare Island Conference Center
Public Meeting Vallejo’s Mare Is... @ Mare Island Conference Center
Jan 31 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Join Fresh Air Vallejo for their first Restoration Advisory Board meeting of the year. During this meeting, the public is invited and encouraged to listen and ask questions about the clean up of the toxic materials[...]
Feb
2
Sat
2:00 pm “What’s for Dinner?” Cooking Wor... @ John F. Kennedy Library
“What’s for Dinner?” Cooking Wor... @ John F. Kennedy Library
Feb 2 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
“What’s for Dinner?” Cooking Workshop– Chocolate Barks Learn how to make delicious and nutritious white and dark chocolate barks for Valentine’s Day. Presented by Solano County Library and the Friends of Vallejo Public Library in[...]
Feb
7
Thu
6:00 pm Cultivating Right Livelihood @ Green Hive Spaces
Cultivating Right Livelihood @ Green Hive Spaces
Feb 7 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Join us for a discussion that aligns our livelihood with a deeper purpose in service of happiness and well being of us, others and the planet. In this workshop we will discuss the current economic[...]