Benicia Community Soil

SoilThe 68th session of the United Nations General Assembly designated 2015 for the yearlong soils celebration as a way to increase understanding of the importance of soil for food security and essential ecosystem functions.

We want to make sure that people of Solano County understand the importance of healthy soil not only in the large farms, but in their backyards too.

Our demonstration food forests all had baseline soil tests. We will keep track of the soil’s health and vitality over the years, and share with the community how to keep soil healthy and productive indefinitely.

In the fall of 2015 we will have a large community meeting to talk about Benicia soil – its history, fertility (or lack of it) and some concerns that our community might have. We will have soil experts to give us practical advice on how to work with the foundation of life – our soil!

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[...]