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

Feb
29
Sat
all-day Central Solano: Listening Circle... @ Central Solano County cities
Central Solano: Listening Circle... @ Central Solano County cities
Feb 29 all-day
Listening Circles Sessions in Central Solano County start this month. Learn more about the Listening Circles program here. Listening Circles Mission: The Listening Circles Project aims to increase the understanding of environmental issues that affect[...]
9:00 am Benicia: Benicia Community Garde... @ Heritage Presbyterian Church
Benicia: Benicia Community Garde... @ Heritage Presbyterian Church
Feb 29 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Benicia Community Gardens will hold its annual meeting from 9-11 am Feb. 29 at Heritage Presbyterian Church. Pastries, fruit and coffee will be served. All Benicia Community Gardeners are invited to attend. We will review[...]
10:00 am Vallejo: Create Free Plants – Pl... @ Grow a Pear Nursery
Vallejo: Create Free Plants – Pl... @ Grow a Pear Nursery
Feb 29 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Learn how to make new plants for free by propagating plants. We will talk about seeds, cuttings, layering, and division. Learn about different growing media and supplies that you’ll need to be successful at propagation.[...]
Mar
1
Sun
all-day Solano County Water Awareness Vi...
Solano County Water Awareness Vi...
Mar 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[...]