News & Updates
Donate your nickel to the Solana Center
Mar 30 2009
Solana Center has been selected as a recipient of Jimbo's Naturally Grocery Stores' Wooden Nickel Program! How it works: Bring your reusable shopping bags to Jimbo's to shop. For as many bags of your own used, Jimbo's will give you the choice of a US nickel or a wooden nickel minted by Jimbo's. If you choose the wooden nickel, yo
Free Composting Workshop this Saturday
Mar 25 2009
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"Rotline" Question of the Week: Do I need to add worms to my compost bin?
Mar 24 2009
[caption id="attachment_1140" align="alignright" width="278" caption="Let thermophilic bacteria do all of the work!"][/caption] Worms are generally used in closed-system compost bins. Worm bins are used to house the worms, which will digest your materials and create castings.
Panasonic Introduces Home Compost Machine in Japan
Mar 19 2009
This April Panasonic will release the MS-N53 Compost Machine that advertises turning your organics into compost in just a couple of hours. The electric machine designed for homes uses a platinum-palladium catalyst to break down materials and features moisture and time settings.
"Rotline" Question of the Week: Can Compost Make You Sick?
Mar 17 2009
There are tons of microscopic bacteria and organisms living in the pile that are breaking down organic material into good humus. Generally speaking, bacteria are pretty harmful to humans. The wrong ones can definitely hurt you, and if in some cases could even be pretty serious.
How to: Compost when you're on the run
Mar 13 2009
We all want to save our food scraps for our worms or compost pile but sometimes we get busy and we don't always get our scraps into the bin in a timely manner. Food scraps sitting in our collection bin often invite pesky fruit flies. But no worries... you don't have to run out to your worm bin or compost pile every time you have a banana...
Free Composting Consultations!
Mar 9 2009
Speak with a Master Composter and have all of your composting questions answered! Master Composters will be offering free composting consultations and demonstrations in the Compost Demonstration Area at the Water Conservation Garden this Saturday, March 14th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. during the Water Smart Plant Fair.
Rotline Question of the Week: How do I start composting?
Mar 3 2009
This is a very common question. The best way to get started is to attend a Composting Workshop. Workshops include information about choosing a bin, how to get started, and how to maintain compost bins and worm bins. One thing to consider when getting started is what type of material you have on hand. If you have a lot of yard trimmings,...