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

4:00 pm Solano Local Food System Allianc...
Solano Local Food System Allianc...
Aug 6 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
The Solano Local Food System Alliance will hold its quarterly meeting to review progress and set upcoming goals for its work. The Aug. 6 meeting will be held from 4-5 pm over Zoom. Alliance members[...]
all-day Permaculture Food Forests: Plann... @ Santa Cruz Permaculture
Permaculture Food Forests: Plann... @ Santa Cruz Permaculture
Aug 8 – Aug 9 all-day
August 2020 – May 2021 Do you want to gain hands-on skills and build community around growing food? Interested in learning best practices for orchard establishment and management, food forestry, designing year round vegetable farms[...]
11:00 am Virtual Sustainable Practices fo... @ Online
Virtual Sustainable Practices fo... @ Online
Aug 8 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
This virtual class focuses on permaculture and sustainable techniques for your home garden. Lori Caldwell, owner of CompostGal Consulting will cover topics that include sheet-mulching, the benefits of compost and much, bio-intensive edible garding, hydrozoning,[...]
8:00 am Soil Not Oil Conference @ Online
Soil Not Oil Conference @ Online
Aug 14 @ 8:00 am – Aug 15 @ 7:00 pm
Soil Not Oil is an educational event in which attendees learn the root causes, effects and solutions towards creating climate stability. Highly recommended to students, educators, activists, farmers, scientists, investors, policy makers, health providers, families,[...]