News & Updates
Composting Key to Regenerative Agriculture
Mar 6 2018
There’s a lot of buzz about regenerative agriculture, particularly its ability to capture carbon in soil and in aboveground biomass, as well as for the many benefits it offers farmers, consumers and local environments. According to regenerative agriculture, the answer lies beneath our feet. Soil loss is a global problem and growing...
Give the Grid a Break & Save Some Green!
Jan 15 2018
To support the statewide commitment to reliable and sustainable energy, new time of use pricing plans are being introduced to residential customers over the next few years. These plans are based on how much and when you use energy, and offer you more choices on how to better manage and control your energy costs. How do these plans work?
What's Your New Year's Resolution?
Dec 21 2017
Make the world a better place in the New Year! There are plenty of ways you can use Solana Center's resources to help make the world a better place. Our workshops may help provide you with some inspiration: Traditional Composting Vermicomposting (compost with worms!) Composting using Bokashi Fermentation Manure Management Green Living (...
New High Usage Charge Rolled Out
Dec 20 2017
Did you know that a state-mandated High Usage Charge went into effect on November 1, 2017? This charge applies to electricity use that is more than four times the amount of Baseline Allowance. Our partner, SDG&E has provided important information about these changes. Dig in and understand your options! How Much Is It? The High...
How Do Compost Tumblers Work?
Nov 24 2017
Tumblers are composting bins that are manually flipped, spun, rolled or crank-turned for aeration, depending on the style. These bins do not require turning with a pitchfork or auger, instead, the entire compost bin is turned for aeration. There are several variations on this theme. Below is a spinning tumbler that is subsidized by the...
Holiday Hours & Green Gifts
Nov 22 2017
We will be closed Thursday, Nov 23 in honor of the Thanksgiving holiday. We will REOPEN on Saturday, Nov 25 from 8AM-12PM. Celebrate #ShopSmall and stop by for a GREEN GIFT this holiday. We are your local source for worm bins, composting supplies, rain barrels, and more! See the items we sell out of our Encinitas location.
Solana Center Expands E-Waste Recycling Program
Nov 18 2017
Solana Center makes it easy to recycle your e-waste! We're excited to announce that we are expanding our e-waste collection for North County residents and businesses. Free E-Waste Collection We offer FREE e-waste collection at Solana Center at our main office, located at 137 N. El Camino Real in Encinitas on Tuesdays and Thursdays from...
Rotline Question: Shoo Fly, Don’t Bother Me!
Nov 16 2017
Question: I love my new Solana Center composting kitchen caddy, but I’ve recently noticed an intruder that’s even more excited about my kitchen caddy than I am: fruit flies! The flies swarm around my caddy, especially when I open it to add scraps to my caddy. I’m worried that they’re reproducing and will become a greater nuisance than...