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

Jul
18
Thu
5:00 pm Benicia: Cultivate Community Foo... @ Avant Garden
Benicia: Cultivate Community Foo... @ Avant Garden
Jul 18 @ 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[...]
Jul
27
Sat
all-day Vacaville: Open Farm Days @ Multiple farms
Vacaville: Open Farm Days @ Multiple farms
Jul 27 all-day
Open Farm Day 2019 Will Be Open Farm DAYS! (2 Days!) We are excited to announce this year’s dates for the Open Farm Days! It’s going to take place over TWO days this year and[...]
2:00 pm Fairfield: Walk The Talk Tours: ... @ Shelter Solano
Fairfield: Walk The Talk Tours: ... @ Shelter Solano
Jul 27 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Learn practical ways of applying permaculture principles in your garden and community. Join us at Shelter Solano in Fairfield for educational and inspiring talks on various topics on sustainability including sustainable landscaping, water, soil building[...]
6:00 pm Vacaville: Visit Vacaville’s Far... @ Main Street
Vacaville: Visit Vacaville’s Far... @ Main Street
Jul 27 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Visit Vacaville will host its annual Farm to Table Dinner July 27 on Main Street in the city’s historic downtown. The summer Farm to Table Dinner will feature a five-course menu created exclusively from ingredients sourced[...]

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