News & Updates
When It's Cold Outside...
Dec 8 2008
Everyone wants a nice, warm soup. And what makes a good soup? Adding plenty of herbs for an earthy taste and body. So where do we get herbs? From our garden, of course. But wait! It's winter, our herb garden can't survive the chilly nights of winter. So what do we do? Never fear, we can bring our herb garden inside. You don't...
Commercial Composting a Huge Success
Dec 5 2008
[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="192" caption="Image Courtesy of ArlingtonTimes.com"][/caption] Businesses in Arlington, Washington are now able to save some money by sending their compostable organic material to a large-scale composting center.
"Rotline" Question of the Week: Why Does My Compost Pile Have Ants?
Dec 2 2008
Due to their large stock of delicious biodegradable organics, compost piles are a haven for hungry decomposer species. While we know that some insects, like the Green Fruit Beetle, frequent our piles and help with the turnover rate, how should we feel about the appearance of ants in our compost piles?
He's How Old?
Nov 25 2008
How often have we seen something and thought to ourselves, "Now why hasn't someone invented something to do that?" Well, little Ryan Nicholls didn't wonder why it hadn't been invented. He actually invented it. All at the ripe old age of 8. And no, that's not a typo. [caption id="" align="alignright" width="300" caption="image...
How to: Compost Tea
Nov 20 2008
Want to do more with your compost? Brewing your compost to make compost tea and adding it to your garden offers a number of benefits. It is easy to make and can replace the use of chemical-based fertilizers, pesticides, and fungicides. It increases the amount of nutrients available to plants and soil and helps to prevent foliar diseases...
“Rotline” Question of the Week: What should I keep out of my worm bin?
Nov 18 2008
[caption id="attachment_671" align="alignleft" width="240" caption="Photo by Susan Wingate"][/caption] Worm composting is a quick and easy way to turn your kitchen scraps in to soil-friendly worm castings. Though your worms do love to chow down on your fruits and vegetables, they can’t digest everything that comes out of your kitchen....
Solana Center celebrates its 25th Anniversary!
Nov 13 2008
The Solana Center for Environmental Innovation invites you to celebrate our 25th Anniversary on Friday, November 14th, 2008. We will be celebrating our history as San Diego's first curbside recycling program and growth into County-wide environmental education and outreach programs.