Benicia Community Share

In November 2014, we established the first “Community Share Plot” at Avant Garden to grow and share the bounty of our gardens with community members in need. We bring freshly harvested produce, on bi-weekly basis, to the Benicia Community Action Council– our local hub for people in need. We estimate that approximately 800 pounds of vegetables are grown and donated each year.

The plot was envisioned, designed and established by our volunteer farmer, Jessica Joy. Volunteers from the community help to tend the plot, and to harvest and donate the fresh produce.

Community Share Plot Size – approximately 650 sq. feet

 Production Record:

Winter : 75 lbs (kale, turnips, chard, salad greens, bok choi, parsnip)

Spring: 120 lbs (carrots, radishes, turnips, spring onions, salad greens, green peas, beets)

Summer: 300 lbs (tomatoes, cucumbers, zucchini, salad, peppers, melons)

Fall: TBD (zucchini, summer squash, winter squash, spinach)

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Dec
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6:00 pm A Conversation with Ellie Cohen @ Online
A Conversation with Ellie Cohen @ Online
Dec 8 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Join the Climate Reality Bay Area Chapter for a Zoom conversation with Ellie Cohen, CEO of The Climate Center. The Santa Rosa-based organization is a climate and energy policy nonprofit working to rapidly reduce climate[...]
Dec
11
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9:00 am Benicia Tree Care Days @ Lake Herman Open Space
Benicia Tree Care Days @ Lake Herman Open Space
Dec 11 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Join Benicia Tree Foundation for its Tree Care Days at Lake Herman Open Space in December. Volunteers are asked to register in advance so there are enough supplies. Register here.
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Nature Hike at Patwino Worrtla K... @ Suisun City/Green Valley
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14
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Planning for Pollinators in a Co... @ Online/Zoom
Dec 14 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
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