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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.

Friends, Community, Food: Harvest Party 2016

The weather rained on the original Harvest Party date, but the new one proved even more festive. With trick-o-treaters strolling up and down First Street by Avant Garden, live music by Solate, a delicious potluck (gazpacho, pie, crisps, salads, and grilled meats...

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Save the Date: Awakening the Dreamer Symposium

Save the Date: Awakening the Dreamer Symposium Comes to Solano County Are you ready for a deeply transformative experience? On December 3rd, 2016 from 10am-2pm, the Awakening the Dreamer Symposium comes to Solano County at Solano County Events Center in Fairfield,...

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Benicia/Vallejo Food Co-op Update

By Paula Schnese   The mission of the Benicia/Vallejo Food Co-op is to create a brick and mortar grocery store, owned by the community, which will supply locally sourced and ethically produced food. But that is just the physical goal. The heart of the effort is...

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Chefs in the Garden – Using Food as Medicine

This presenter for September's workshop was Holly Reese, MSOM, L.Ac. an acupuncturist, Holistic Wellness Coach, author, and food-healing specialist. Holly spoke to an enthusiastic group of community members about the powerful medicinal qualities of common produce with...

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“Chefs in the Garden” Magic Mushrooms

Our August "Chefs in the Garden" program, sponsored by Allied Waste, was "Magical Mushrooms" with Veronica ("V") Bearce and Jack Kolk. And it was magical, with Marie Knutson from Allied Waste and about twenty other community members attending. There was even a visitor...

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Upcoming Events

Nov
25
Sat
9:00 am Community Share Plot Workday @ Avant Garden
Community Share Plot Workday @ Avant Garden
Nov 25 @ 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
Nov 25 @ 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[...]
Dec
30
Sat
9:00 am Community Share Plot Workday @ Avant Garden
Community Share Plot Workday @ Avant Garden
Dec 30 @ 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[...]