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

Oct
29
Thu
5:00 pm Taller de Cocina para el Dia de ... @ Online/Zoom
Taller de Cocina para el Dia de ... @ Online/Zoom
Oct 29 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
¡Acompáñenos a celebrar el Día de Los Muertos con un taller de cocina virtual muy especial! Acerca de este evento ¡Acompáñenos a celebrar el Día de Los Muertos con un taller de cocina virtual muy[...]
Nov
5
Thu
5:00 pm Solano Local Food System Allianc...
Solano Local Food System Allianc...
Nov 5 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
The Solano Local Food System Alliance will hold its quarterly meeting to review progress and set upcoming goals for its work. The May 7 meeting has been canceled, but Alliance members will receive a detailed[...]
Nov
6
Fri
1:00 pm Gifts from the Kitchen Class @ Online/Zoom
Gifts from the Kitchen Class @ Online/Zoom
Nov 6 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Join U.C. Master Food Preservers as they share a variety of gift ideas and safely preserved foods that are fun to make and give. The Zoom workshop will highlight spice blends from around the world, all[...]
Nov
7
Sat
10:00 am Vallejo’s Second Resilient Neigh... @ Register for address
Vallejo’s Second Resilient Neigh... @ Register for address
Nov 7 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Join us as we begin planting understory plants and move mulch around that can help build healthy soil! This day will focus on how you can transform any already established fruit tree into a fruit guild that is[...]