• Benicia Tree Foundation
The Mission of the Benicia Tree Foundation is to strengthen community by promoting and supporting tree planting, maintenance, and education.
The Foundation formed a partnership with Benicia Unified School District to plant trees at the Benicia High School campus and establish a school forestry initiative. The Foundation also worked to identify best practices for planting and maintaining urban trees and created a special program to support tree planting and community building efforts.
As a result of its efforts, the City was designated as a Tree City USA in 2009.
The mission of Benicia Community Gardens is to support local food security - by helping local citizens establish and care for gardens throughout the city that provide fresh food, fellowship and discovery, and by increasing citizens' access to sustainable, regional sources of wholesome food - thereby strengthening community resilience.
Benicia Community Gardens (BCG), an independent non-profit organization created by local residents, provides free garden instruction classes and assigns raised beds for gardening on a first come, first serve basis. If you are interested in gardening with the BCG, print and fill out an application form available here
The Willis Linn Jepson Chapter of the California Native Plant Society serves Solano County. The mission of the California Native Plant Society is to conserve California native plants and their natural habitats, and increase understanding, appreciation, and horticultural use of native plants.
Benicia's Certified Farmers Market, sponsored by Benicia Main Street, opens the last Thursday of April and runs through October. It is located on First Street between B and D Streets. The market takes place every Thursday from 4:00-8:00p.m.
Benicia High School’s ECH20 Academy aims to prepare students for careers in “green” technology fields.
ECH2O is a three-year program for grades 10-12 that incorporates integrated academic and career technical education, business partnerships, mentoring, and internships.
Students participate in many community projects including a Coastal Clean-up and water assessment training with WattzOn through the Benicia Home Efficiency and Water Savings Program.
• Benicia Public Library
The Benicia Public Library offers a wide variety of environmental and climate change related books, videos, and other publications. To search the Library's catalog, visit the Benicia Public Library Catalog.
The CSC holds bi-monthly meetings on the third Monday at 6:00p.m. in the Commission Room at City Hall (250 E. “L” Street). For more information and for agendas and meeting minutes visit the CSC homepage