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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Apr
17
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10:00 am Vacaville: Food Forest Garden In... @ Register for address
Vacaville: Food Forest Garden In... @ Register for address
Apr 17 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Help install a food forest garden based on permaculture principles in Vacaville! This public, hands-on installation workshop series will create a food forest garden in Vacaville, providing an opportunity to learn about rainwater capture, water[...]
Apr
18
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10:00 am Rio Vista: Demonstration Food Fo... @ Register for address
Rio Vista: Demonstration Food Fo... @ Register for address
Apr 18 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Join us to help install a demonstration food forest garden based on permaculture principles in Rio Vista! This public, hands-on installation workshop series will create a demonstration food forest garden in Rio Vista at a[...]
Apr
21
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4:00 pm Nature-Based Solutions and 30 by... @ Online
Nature-Based Solutions and 30 by... @ Online
Apr 21 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Provide input on meeting the State’s commitment to conserve 30 percent of California’s lands and coastal waters by 2030 and accelerate nature-based solutions to address climate change. Learn more here. Governor Newsom advanced Executive Order[...]
Apr
22
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all-day Climate Reality Leadership Corps... @ Online
Climate Reality Leadership Corps... @ Online
Apr 22 all-day
The Climate Reality Leadership Corps Virtual US Training will feature four days of two-hour live broadcasts, with additional on-demand viewing and interactive sessions available between April 22 and May 2. Learn more here During the[...]