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

Nov
14
Thu
2:00 pm Fairfield: Succession Planning f... @ Workforce Development Board of Solano County
Fairfield: Succession Planning f... @ Workforce Development Board of Solano County
Nov 14 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Fairfield: Succession Planning for Agriculture Workshop @ Workforce Development Board of Solano County
As farmers, though we’re always thinking of the next crop season, we sometimes delay planning our succession season. This class is designed to fix that and get you thinking of next steps and to start[...]
Nov
23
Sat
9:00 am Fairfield: Urban Forest Tree Pla... @ Shelter Solano
Fairfield: Urban Forest Tree Pla... @ Shelter Solano
Nov 23 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Join us as we complete the installation of the Urban Forest project at Shelter Solano! This last year, we have been converting a 3.5-acre campus at a local Fairfield homeless shelter into a resilient, mixed-canopy[...]
Nov
24
Sun
9:00 am Fairfield: Community Olive Milli... @ Il Fiorello Olive Oil Company
Fairfield: Community Olive Milli... @ Il Fiorello Olive Oil Company
Nov 24 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Do you have an olive tree full of wonderful olives? Would you like to have them milled into delicious healthy olive oil? Bring them to IL Fiorello Olive Oil Company on Sunday, Nov. 24, for[...]
Dec
7
Sat
9:00 am Vallejo: Global Holiday Faire @ First Christian Church of Vallejo
Vallejo: Global Holiday Faire @ First Christian Church of Vallejo
Dec 7 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Vallejo: Global Holiday Faire @ First Christian Church of Vallejo
With fair trade gifts from around the world, plus art, crafts, gift baskets and baked goods from our own community. Join churches from Vallejo, Benicia and American Canyon for this unique craft and gift faire[...]

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