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

Jan
26
Tue
all-day Financial Education Webinars @ Online
Financial Education Webinars @ Online
Jan 26 all-day
January is Financial Wellness month, and Travis Credit Union has all the tools necessary to help those who are looking to reassess and reboot their relationship with money at the start of the New Year and the beginning of tax-filing[...]
Jan
27
Wed
all-day Financial Education Webinars @ Online
Financial Education Webinars @ Online
Jan 27 all-day
January is Financial Wellness month, and Travis Credit Union has all the tools necessary to help those who are looking to reassess and reboot their relationship with money at the start of the New Year and the beginning of tax-filing[...]
Jan
29
Fri
5:30 pm Friday Focus: Bring Your Soil to... @ Online/Zoom
Friday Focus: Bring Your Soil to... @ Online/Zoom
Jan 29 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Join us Jan 29 for a class on Bringing Your Soil to Life! Tickets for this class may only be purchased through Sustainable Solano’s Eventbrite and cannot be resold. Learn more and register here! This[...]
5:30 pm Permaculture Design Certificate ... @ Online/Zoom/Benicia
Permaculture Design Certificate ... @ Online/Zoom/Benicia
Jan 29 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Permaculture Design Certificate Course Begins @ Online/Zoom/Benicia
The Permaculture Design Certificate course with Anne Freiwald and Lydia Neilsen of Vital Cycles begins this weekend! Join Lydia and Anne as they explore the use of permaculture to design landscapes that work with nature[...]