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

May
28
Thu
4:00 pm Food is Free Pop-up Stand at Ava... @ Avant Garden
Food is Free Pop-up Stand at Ava... @ Avant Garden
May 28 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Avant Garden, at First and D Streets in Benicia, in partnership with Food is Free Benicia, will host a Food is Free pop-up produce stand every Thursday during the month of May from 4-7 pm[...]
7:00 pm Zoom Webinar: Drought-Tolerant H... @ Online/Zoom
Zoom Webinar: Drought-Tolerant H... @ Online/Zoom
May 28 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Learn how to grow a native, drought-tolerant garden. Native plants can help restore habitats for insects, bees, butterflies, and more. This class will cover how you can create life in your garden and how important[...]
May
29
Fri
4:00 pm Top to Roots: Zero-Waste Cooking... @ Online/Zoom
Top to Roots: Zero-Waste Cooking... @ Online/Zoom
May 29 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Save the date for our next virtual cooking class with Sustainable Solano’s Local Food Program Manager Stephanie Oelsligle Jordan. Chef Steph will walk you through how to put everything to use in your cooking and will also[...]
May
30
Sat
10:00 am Water Wisdom Talk with Lydia Nei... @ Online/Zoom
Water Wisdom Talk with Lydia Nei... @ Online/Zoom
May 30 @ 10:00 am – 11:45 am
Join us for a live Water Wisdom talk with Lydia Neilsen and Sustainable Solano’s second Virtual Demonstration Food Forest Garden Tour Join us for a virtual Demonstration Food Forest Garden tour of 2 gardens in[...]