Check out these amazing gardens from past Gardening 101 students!
Dec 9 2014
"Gardening 101 helped me tremendously find confidence to start my own garden. I came in not knowing much and I left with a wealth of information on types of garden beds, water systems, pest management and composting. The instructors are incredibly personable and knowledgable. I love the Solana Center and I'm stoked they are here in our community!" - Jax...
Today is World Soil Day! Do your part!
Dec 5 2014
World Soil day celebrates the importance of soil as a critical component of the natural system and as a vital contributor to the human commonwealth through its contribution to food, water and energy security and as a mitigator of biodiversity loss and climate change. It is celebrated particularly by the global community of 60 000 soil scientists charged...
Help Solana Center to find a new home!
Dec 3 2014
We are actively seeking a new home since our long-term lease in Encinitas will not be renewed. We’re looking for a space that can house our offices/store front, with enough acreage to build and maintain a demonstration garden, house our worm bins, offer space for workshops and environmental education, showcase rainwater harvesting barrels, and be a hub...
What a Get Together, hosted by San Diego Community Garden Network!
Dec 1 2014
Want to get together to talk about shared gardening? The next SDCGN Get Together will be a potluck focusing on using front and back yards for community gardening. Saturday, December 6th, 11:30am-1:30pm in Linda Vista, CA Join by RSVPing here! https://docs.google.com/a/sdcgn.org/forms/d/1NwmpzGCpH5vR9Gj8mpuORTIt05Y7K7zviA6YsQnATJY/viewform?usp=send_form
Get your gas appliances ready for the holiday season!
Nov 26 2014
The holidays are around the corner and we’re sure your appliances will be putting in overtime creating holiday meals for family in friends. Make sure your appliances are in good health! Did you know that SDG&E offers free gas appliance safety check-ups to help you keep your natural gas appliances in safe working condition. Schedule and manage your...
Make it a point to reduce your waste this holiday season!
Nov 24 2014
With the holiday season in full swing the amount of waste headed to our landfills increases by the millions. How much of your holiday can be composted? Everyone can start with food waste. The EPA says that “food waste” is now the “largest component of municipal solid waste being sent to landfills.” First you will need to identify your compostable material....
What did you have for lunch today?
Nov 21 2014
We had salad with fresh greens plucked right from Solana Center's garden! Farm To Table are just one of the perks of the job! Do you want to learn how to grow and maintain your own edible garden? Our Gardening 101 course will give you the information and tools to start your own backyard garden. The next course starts January 17th, sign up today!
It's America Recycles Day! TerraCycle is a great way to take your recycling to the next level!
Nov 15 2014
Roberta uses the Snack Box to recycle at home![/caption] TerraCycle is on a mission to eliminate the idea of waste. They do this by creating waste collection programs (each one is called a “Brigade”) for previously non-recyclable, or difficult-to-recycle, waste. The collected waste is then converted into new products, ranging from recycled park benches to...