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
14
Sat
11:00 am Vacaville: School Garden Grant F... @ Backdoor Bistro
Vacaville: School Garden Grant F... @ Backdoor Bistro
Dec 14 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Slow Food Solano’s Lunch with Ruth @ Backdoor Bistro A fundraiser for the School Garden Grant Program Join us on Saturday, December 14, 11 to 1 pm, for a holiday luncheon buffet and all around[...]
Dec
15
Sun
2:00 pm Vallejo: “Voices from the Ancest... @ IntegriTea tea shop
Vallejo: “Voices from the Ancest... @ IntegriTea tea shop
Dec 15 @ 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Vallejo: "Voices from the Ancestors" Book Launch and Reading @ IntegriTea tea shop
Please join Sacred Sites Protection and Rights of Indigenous Tribes (SSPRIT) for an afternoon with Vallejo resident Sandra Pacheco and Melissa Moreno, contributors to the recently published book, “Voices from the Ancestors – Xicanx &[...]
Jan
1
Wed
all-day Solano County Water Awareness Vi...
Solano County Water Awareness Vi...
Jan 1 all-day
Solano County Water Awareness Video Contest
The Solano County Water Agency has launched its 2020 video contest, open to middle and high school students in the county. This year’s challenge is to create “H2O Tunes” videos featuring water efficiency tips put[...]
Jan
7
Tue
8:00 am Vacaville: Farming in the New No... @ Ulatis Community Center
Vacaville: Farming in the New No... @ Ulatis Community Center
Jan 7 @ 8:00 am – 4:30 pm
Vacaville: Farming in the New Normal: A workshop for growers on climate and agriculture @ Ulatis Community Center
Save the date for “Farming in the New Normal: A workshop for growers on climate and agriculture” at the Ulatis Center in Vacaville. A group of local partners* has been working to put together a great lineup[...]

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