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

Mar
23
Sat
2:00 pm Walk the Talk Workshop: Sheet Mu... @ Shelter Solano (formerly Mission Solano)
Walk the Talk Workshop: Sheet Mu... @ Shelter Solano (formerly Mission Solano)
Mar 23 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Mulch! It suppresses weeds, retains moisture, prevents erosion, maintains nutrients, promotes soil life, controls pests…and looks nice! Would you like to learn how to mulch like a pro? Come and join us at our very first[...]
Mar
30
Sat
9:00 am Our Benicia Roots & Soil Breakfast @ Heritage Presbyterian Church
Our Benicia Roots & Soil Breakfast @ Heritage Presbyterian Church
Mar 30 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
On March 30, we will host “Our Benicia Roots & Soil,” a breakfast to recognize the importance of the Benicia community where the first seeds of what would become Sustainable Solano were planted 20 years[...]
9:01 am Benicia’s Free Compost Giveaway ... @ East 2nd St. Public Parking Lot
Benicia’s Free Compost Giveaway ... @ East 2nd St. Public Parking Lot
Mar 30 @ 9:01 am – 1:00 pm
Supplement your soil in time for your spring vegetables. Bring your own container to be filled. 5-gallon buckets work best. Up to 30 gallons per household. Please bring driver’s license for each household. Benicia residents[...]
Apr
4
Thu
6:00 pm Next Economy: Restorative Economics @ Green Hive Spaces
Next Economy: Restorative Economics @ Green Hive Spaces
Apr 4 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Join us for a discussion on different strategies for a just transition to a more sustainable, equitable and just economy. Restorative economics takes a restorative justice approach to restoring and reinvesting in low-income communities of[...]