Solano Gardens

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.

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!

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 and home gardeners, such as
    • Plants, seeds and trees
    • Chickens and coops
    • Beehives with bees
    • Aquaponics kits
  • Creating a network of support for residents interested in producing their own food
  • Culinary training classes for youth with fresh, seasonal produce
  • A farm feasibility study of best approaches to support farming and food production in Solano County

 

Explore the Gardens

Solano Gardens supports more than 12 gardens. Learn about these community gardens here!

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Dixon Partnership Brings Together 2 Programs to Create New Garden Site

Dixon Partnership Brings Together 2 Programs to Create New Garden Site

We are excited to build upon two of our garden programs to support a new demonstration food forest and community garden in Dixon that will provide produce for the community, educate children about connecting with food and the local agricultural community, and build another example of waterwise, sustainable gardening that can inspire and educate others.

Growing Healthier Plants and Ecosystems Regeneratively With Biology

Growing Healthier Plants and Ecosystems Regeneratively With Biology

We are excited to be working with Hampton Bay HOA on the designs for two pilot sites that will demonstrate how lawn in common areas can be replaced with low-water, low-maintenance sustainable landscaping that is healthy, beautiful and natural. Here, designer Michael Wedgley shares about the importance of healthy soil biology as part of that equation.

Solano Gardens is funded through support from Solano Public Health