Solano Gardens Community

Part of the vision for Solano Gardens is creating a network of Solano County gardeners and land stewards, “satellite gardens” who grow your own food or food for your communities, who can share knowledge, resources and opportunities with each other. Please use this page as a way to access some of the resources you may use in supporting your garden.

We invite you to share your stories with us and the Solano Gardens Community!

Share your story and process around growing food, planting a tree, caring for backyard chickens, making a delicious seasonal meal and more. These can include photos, videos, social media posts or written testimonials.

Send your stories to with “Solano Gardens: Satellite Gardens” in the subject line. By emailing us, you are giving Sustainable Solano permission to share out those items with the Solano Gardens Community and the wider public.

We are excited to connect and share widely the process of growing health and wealth in our communities. And with your help, we can inspire others to join us in these efforts.



Considering an in-kind donation (non-cash gift) to Sustainable Solano?

Part of supporting our community of gardens is the sharing of plants, seeds and more among gardeners. Occasionally, individuals, corporations and organizations reach out to us with the offer of donating resources (time, services, plants, materials, etc.) to the community through SuSol.

We would be happy to work with you to coordinate a donation of a physical good (or a service) to help us better serve the Solano community. Please send a photograph and description of your donation(s) to and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

Please note, as a smaller organization we do not have a large amount of physical storage space, and may not be able to accommodate larger donations if we cannot immediately store your donation. We also cannot accept yard waste, live animals, perishable food, and dead or diseased plants.


Plant Resources

Vegetable Planting Guide (what to plant and when)

Find other Plant Resources here

Soil/Compost Resources

Solano Composting Rules (in the Farm to School Toolkit)

Find other Soil/Compost Resources here

Caring for your Bare-Root Fruit Tree

Here are some resources to help with planting and pruning your new tree. Our local nurseries can provide expert advice as well on the care of your specific type of tree.

SuSol’s Plant Resources (click here and scroll down for fruit tree planting and pruning resources)

Winter Fruit Tree Care (watch this video to learn about how to care for your fruit trees in the winter, including planting bare-root fruit trees, from Lemuria Nursery’s Kristina Fink)

Planting a Bare-Root Fruit Tree (watch this short video for quick tips on planting your tree)

How to Plant a Fruit Tree (this video gives details on planting bare-root vs. potted trees)

Solano Gardens is funded through support from Solano Public Health