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
22
Wed
9:00 am Concord: Sustainable Enterprise ... @ Cal State East Bay's Concord Campus
Concord: Sustainable Enterprise ... @ Cal State East Bay's Concord Campus
May 22 @ 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
The Sustainable Enterprise Conference is Contra Costa’s annual gathering of business owners, entrepreneurs, civic leaders, educators and activists who are dedicated to the principles of Sustainability and One Planet Living. Speakers and panelists address critical issues, showcase[...]
May
25
Sat
9:00 am Vallejo: Resilient Neighborhoods... @ Register for Location
Vallejo: Resilient Neighborhoods... @ Register for Location
May 25 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Join us for the Launch of Vallejo’s Resilient Neighborhoods project! For the first time, we will be working with a team of four homeowners to begin transforming their street into an environmentally and socially resilient[...]
10:00 am Fairfield Demonstration Food For... @ Register for Location
Fairfield Demonstration Food For... @ Register for Location
May 25 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Sustainable Solano’s Sustainable Backyard Program introduces the concept and practice of permaculture to Solano County. Permaculture is a sustainable design system stressing the harmonious interrelationship of humans, plants, animals and the Earth. The core of[...]
2:00 pm Fairfield: Walk the Talk Tours: ... @ Shelter Solano
Fairfield: Walk the Talk Tours: ... @ Shelter Solano
May 25 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Learn practical ways of applying permaculture principles in your garden and community. Join us every fourth Saturday of the month at Shelter Solano in Fairfield for educational and inspiring talks on various topics on sustainability[...]