November 2019 MID-MONTH: Seeking Cooking Instructors; Volunteers; Give Local Solano
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"You really can change the world if you care enough." 
–  Marian Wright Edelman

Chef Lisa Núñez-Hancock leads a cooking class on turmeric at John F. Kennedy Library in Vallejo.

Love to Cook? We're Seeking Local Food Cooking Instructors
Ever attended one of our
cooking workshops? It's a great opportunity to learn about new ingredients, techniques and dishes. With the funding of a CDFA grant, Sustainable Solano will be expanding its cooking classes around the county in the coming months to teach more ways to cook with the county's specialty crops. We want cooking instructors to lead these classes within their communities. If you have a love of cooking and want to teach classes using healthy local food recipes, contact Local Food Program Manager Stephanie Oelsligle Jordan at for more information!

Thank You to Our Volunteers
Our volunteers make Sustainable Solano's work within the community possible. We would like to thank our
CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) volunteers who manage the drop sites where local farms bring their boxes of farm products each week. We could not offer these sites without you! We also want to offer special thanks to Stephanie Glaze, who helped coordinate our volunteering efforts this year. Interested in volunteering? Find out more here!

Save The Date

Tuesday, December 3

Give Local Solano, All Day

This #GivingTuesday, Sustainable Solano is participating in Give Local Solano, an annual 24-hour online giving opportunity to support the work we do through your donations. Mark your calendars, tell friends and share on social media! Have a special story about Sustainable Solano you want to share? We want to hear it! Send your story to 



A Look Ahead: 

In October, we were busy installing Rio Vista's very first demonstration food forest garden, holding Listening Sessions on a local food system and bringing sustainability curriculum to St. Patrick-St. Vincent Catholic High School along with leading students in creating a demonstration food forest garden on campus. This month we had a cooking workshop on turmeric and curries. Our work continues as we bring Solano Gardens programs and installations to Matt Garcia Career & College Academy and Fairfield High School.

We have more planned in the months ahead. In January, those interested in building sustainable landscaping skills will have an opportunity to do so through our Land and Water Caretakers Certification course, which we're offering in collaboration with Benicia Adult Education and is open to anyone 18 and older in the county. Classes start Jan. 8 and run through March 25.

Stay Tuned!

We'll be announcing upcoming dates for installations, workshops and talks in the weeks to come! Check our calendar for upcoming events.

Want to engage? Be creative?

If you are a blogger, photographer or just interested in volunteering, please join in! If you are interested supporting a sustainable future in Solano County, let's talk at 

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This is a partial listing of November events.
Our monthly newsletter and website will have complete listings.

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