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

Sep
19
Thu
5:00 pm Benicia: Cultivate Community Foo... @ Avant Garden
Benicia: Cultivate Community Foo... @ Avant Garden
Sep 19 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Monthly potlucks at Benicia Community Gardens’ Avant Garden Third Thursday of the month The public is invited to learn more about what a co-op is, how it works and how they can get involved at[...]
6:00 pm Dixon: Building Sustainable Yards @ The Barn & Pantry
Dixon: Building Sustainable Yards @ The Barn & Pantry
Sep 19 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Are you a Dixon homeowner interested in transforming your yard into a thriving, edible ecosystem fed by secondary water? Or do you manage a public site that could benefit from sustainable landscaping for the greater[...]
Sep
21
Sat
2:00 pm Vallejo: ‘What’s for Dinner?’ Co... @ John F. Kennedy Library
Vallejo: ‘What’s for Dinner?’ Co... @ John F. Kennedy Library
Sep 21 @ 2:00 pm
Vallejo: 'What's for Dinner?' Cooking Workshop: Sushi Sessions @ John F. Kennedy Library
Join us for this class to learn basic sushi-making techniques and traditions with vegetarian and vegan improvisations. 
Sep
22
Sun
11:00 am Benicia: Food is Free Benicia Sw... @ Food is Free Benicia
Benicia: Food is Free Benicia Sw... @ Food is Free Benicia
Sep 22 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Food is Free Benicia is hosting its first Swapluck. Join others who are interested in sharing abundance. We will be swapping and sharing seeds, plants, cuttings, food and whatever else you would like. No gathering[...]

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