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The Benicia Community Gardens Blog is the hub for all the latest information about our many projects and programs, as well as a snapshot of grassroots community transformation in action. If you would like to comment or get in touch with food movement makers and shakers profiled in our blogs, please email us at info@beniciacommunitygardens.org.

Farewell to Toby Hemenway

December brought a sad news: Toby Hemenway, permaculture activist, the author of Gaia’s Garden and The Permaculture City, and a supporter of our permaculture educational efforts in Solano County lost his battle with cancer. We had the privilege to welcome Toby to...

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Community Food Center Update

By Stephanie Oelsligle Sustainable Solano is working on a new vision – a Community Food Center!  One main goal of the Center is to build a community-supported collective of local food entrepreneurs, who use locally-sourced ingredients to cook healthy, affordable and...

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Awakening the Dreamer, continued: Game Changer Intensive

Join us in co-creating a world that works for everyone. Whether you were with us for the Awakening the Dreamer Symposium, or you want to learn more about how you, with your own unique values, skills, and concerns, can commit to creating the change you want to see, a...

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Awakening the Dreamer: an experience

by Nam Nguyen In the middle of the milling exercise, I stopped, as requested, and observed, without speaking, the woman in front of me. She was middle-aged, with black-rimmed glasses, and a smile that appeared hesitantly, disappeared, and then came again, wider this...

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Upcoming Events

Jul
25
Tue
5:30 pm Mini Orchard Workday @ Community Orchard, Heritage Presbyterian Church
Mini Orchard Workday @ Community Orchard, Heritage Presbyterian Church
Jul 25 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Workdays are mandatory for Orchard members, but the public is welcome to come lend a hand at our monthly orchard workday, learn about orchard care taking and ask questions. Make sure to stay for a potluck and social[...]
5:30 pm Mini-Orchard Workdays @ Community Orchard, Heritage Presbyterian Church
Mini-Orchard Workdays @ Community Orchard, Heritage Presbyterian Church
Jul 25 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Sustainable Solano established a hillside community orchard in Benicia in 2014 that serves as an educational lab for the entire community on ecological small-scale orchard planting and management. The public is welcome to lend a hand at[...]
Jul
29
Sat
9:00 am Community Share Plot Workday @ Avant Garden
Community Share Plot Workday @ Avant Garden
Jul 29 @ 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[...]