Our Vision

Benicia Community Gardens envisions a diverse, active community that understands and upholds ecological principles to guide its practices, that values cooperation, sharing and mutual respect. We look forward to establishing a Community Food Center – a gathering place to share throughout the year the abundance of locally produced harvests, a place to gather around a table and celebrate the almost-forgotten art of a community meal of home-cooked local food. We envision a number of small business enterprises – cooperatives, social enterprises – growing up as part of an evolving community food web, such as providing artisanal bread, goat cheese, olive oil, fruit preserves, aquaponically raised fish and veggies, nursery specializing in perennial food-producing plants, building chicken coops and other garden structures from locally sourced bamboo (a renewable building material), and many more. We want our children to grow up with a deeply felt sense of place, “rooted” in Solano County; we want our elders to live with dignity, to be well nourished, and to have the opportunity to share their wisdom with the community.

Upcoming Events

May
27
Sat
9:00 am Community Share Plot Workday @ Avant Garden
Community Share Plot Workday @ Avant Garden
May 27 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
BCG maintains a Benicia Community Share Plot where we grow food for donation to the community members in need. It’s cared for by volunteers and you are welcome to join in at any of our workdays. Chris[...]
9:00 am Community Share Plot Workday @ Avant Garden
Community Share Plot Workday @ Avant Garden
May 27 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
BCG maintains a Benicia Community Share Plot where we grow food for donation to the community members in need. It’s cared for by volunteers and you are welcome to join in at any of our workdays. Chris[...]
Jun
6
Tue
6:30 pm Sustainable Landscaping Class @ Vallejo Foley Community Center
Sustainable Landscaping Class @ Vallejo Foley Community Center
Jun 6 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Summer is a good time to start dreaming and planning about our garden renewal. This is the perfect class for homeowners who are thinking about replacing a lawn or who would like to make their[...]
Jun
24
Sat
9:00 am Community Share Plot Workday @ Avant Garden
Community Share Plot Workday @ Avant Garden
Jun 24 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
BCG maintains a Benicia Community Share Plot where we grow food for donation to the community members in need. It’s cared for by volunteers and you are welcome to join in at any of our workdays. Chris[...]
9:00 am Community Share Plot Workday @ Avant Garden
Community Share Plot Workday @ Avant Garden
Jun 24 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
BCG maintains a Benicia Community Share Plot where we grow food for donation to the community members in need. It’s cared for by volunteers and you are welcome to join in at any of our workdays. Chris[...]