Creating Sustainable Ecosystems In Benicia With Backyard Food Forests

01/31/16

Creating Sustainable Ecosystems In Benicia With Backyard Food Forests

The Benicia Community Gardens, run by volunteers, expands their reach beyond the two community garden borders into helping families create their own food forests in their backyards. The aim is to teach residents how to create sustainable ecosystems while growing their own food.

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New Center Opens For Teens

01/31/16

New Center Opens For Teens

A new teen center opened in late January to serve Benicia’s youth. Founded by Barbara Gervase, who lost her son to suicide when he was a high school student, the center offers teens a hangout space to socialize or access resources if they are troubled or feel alone. It features a lounge area with large, comfortable sofas, a large screen for movies, a cafe eating area, games, ping pong and more.

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Interview: Benicia Makerspace Founder Nicci Nunes

01/31/16

Interview: Benicia Makerspace Founder Nicci Nunes

In 2012, educator Nicci Nunes had a big idea: open a space in Benicia where people could tinker with technology, 3-D printers and other cool stuff. A place where ideas could become reality. She dubbed it Benicia Makerspace, after the growing maker movement.      The Kickstarter campaign failed. The rented space didn’t work at all.      What did Nicci do?  Same thing she’s done throughout her life when faced with obstacles: She tried again with a different approach.      “With that first try, I didn’t make Makerspace but I got the community together to make it happen. That failure got me the people we needed to get it going,” she says now.      Benicia Makerspace opened in July of 2015...

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Bio: Sensei Rex Reade

01/31/16

Bio: Sensei Rex Reade

Stay at home dad, graphic artist, award-winning musician and Tae Kwon Do & Karate Black Belt, teaches kids to learn not only martial arts, but courtesy and self-control.

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Benicia’s Social Media Presence & Online Resources

01/31/16

Benicia’s Social Media Presence & Online Resources

Benicia California has many online resources for users, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Meetup.com, Google + and Nextdoor. These resources have thousands of #hashtag yields.

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Gene Doherty, local sustainability activist, is a member of several committees and commissions. His finger is on the pulse of what’s happening locally. This blog will focus on sustainability matters of all types as well as green living. Watch for tips on how to reduce your carbon footprint, what’s happening at the City level, how private businesses are doing their part, news from Benicia’s Sustainability Commission and more.

 

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