About Solano Gardens
Solano Gardens collaborates with community members and organizations to create edible gardens based on the principles of permaculture to serve as a source of fresh produce, inspiration and companionship for people in need across diverse communities. Each garden design is unique to the community it serves and cared for by community champions passionate about sustainable food.
What Solano Gardens Offers
The Solano Gardens program has grown beyond its original scope of creating and supporting gardens that provide access to fresh produce in communities that have historically experienced limited access to healthy food. With the expansion of the program, the broader goal is to help Solano communities regain control over the growing, sharing and preparing of food in the following ways:
- Create and support community gardens
- Provide resources to community gardens, such as plants, seeds and trees
- Creating a network of support for residents interested in producing their own food
- Culinary training classes for youth with fresh, seasonal produce
Explore the Gardens
Solano Gardens supports more than 12 gardens. Learn about these community gardens here!
Active Garden Directory
- Dixon Veterans Home
- 250 S. Jackson St.
- Tended by Maurice
- Neighborhood Christian School
- 955 East A St.
- Tended by Eden
- Fairfield Community Seventh Day Adventist
- 1101 E. Tabor Ave.
- Tended by Nichola
- Parkway Plaza
- 188 E Alaska Ave.
- Tended by the residents of the senior center
- Fairfield High School
- 205 E. Atlantic Ave.
- Tended by Lisa and the Fairfield High Garden Club
- Armijo High School
- 824 Washington St.
- Tended by Sylvia and the Armijo High Garden Club
- City Church
- 743 E. Tabor Ave.
- Tended by Mike, Sarah, Scott, Veronica and other program participants
- First Christian Church
- 1035 Indiana St.
- Tended by Cheryl, Scott, and Glenda
- Emmanuel Temple
- 900 6th St.
- Tended by Rosita and Tony
- Griffin Academy
- 233 Hobbs Ave.
- Tended by Amanda and the Griffin Academy Garden Club
- Vallejo Project Unity Garden
- 2166 Sacramento St.
- Tended by the Vallejo Project, shelter residents and community volunteers
- Youth Achievement Center
- 715 Tennessee St.
- Tended by Richard, Makayla and the youth program participants
A number of other gardens were developed, but not all of them are active; we are working with these communities to bring gardens back to life so our network can keep growing and nurturing all beings involved.
We continue to look for sites that would benefit from food-producing gardens. Have a site in mind?
Fill out our Sustainable Landscaping Interest Form here!
Interested in resources to support your home or community garden, such as plants, seeds, chickens or bees?
Fill out our Solano Gardens Interest Form here!
If you are part of the Solano Gardens Community, we want to hear your stories!
Learn more about available resources and connect with the community here!
A reflection on how winter calls for the need for rest and renewal.
Sustainable Solano has had a vision for a while now: To have an office space that serves as a place of education around the many things we teach about, such as sustainable landscaping, water capture and reuse; cooking with seasonal, sustainable local food; and building community resilience.
With a little preparation and some patience, you too can compost your food scraps at home. Composting requires a little forethought, some dedicated space, and the diligence to do regular light maintenance.
Solano Gardens is funded through support from Solano Public Health