Register today for California's K-12 Recycling Challenge Competition!
Jan 9 2015
Help California reach it's goals of a recycle rate of 75% by entering this fun challenge that will not only reduce waste but give your school a chance to win $12,000 in cash rewards! Wow!! We challenge all San Diego schools to register for this challenge. Do good and win big!!!! The California Recycling Challenge is a friendly competition and...
International Visitors at Solana Center!
Jan 7 2015
Korean students from Gyeongsang National University came by Solana Center to learn all about our compost education and outreach. Traveling as part of a Global Pioneer Program to learn about worms and the environment, these boys came to the right place! They were treated to a tour by Andrea Loyko and although there was a slight language barrier she shared ...
Fruit Tree Pruning Workshop at Solana Center
Jan 6 2015
This weekend Solana Center hosted Ari Tenenbaum, co-founder and lead designer of Revolution Landscape, for a hands-on decidious fruit tree pruning workshop. We learned how to distinguish "leader" branches, proper pruning principals, the importance of pruning to allow for light, air, space, and growth, and why you need to cut your branch back at the...
Anyone Can Grow Succulents!
Jan 2 2015
We love this gardening story features in Carlsbad Magazine. Read about "plant crazy" Ellen and Bill Williams who planted and have maintained a succulent garden in front of the Carlsbad Post Office for 3 years. We're inspired to plant gardening in public spaces in our community!
Winter Fruit Tree Care
Dec 26 2014
Deciduous fruit trees have dropped most of their leaves now that San Diego has had some cooler nights. It is important to remove the leaves and fruit from under trees since the leaf litter harbors the pests that are specific to that tree. By clearing under your fruit trees and composting the material away from the tree, you will avoid problems associated...
Wrapping up a Successful Year at Solana Center!
Dec 25 2014
It's been an incredible year of change at Solana Center! With passion and enthusiasm, our expert team has educated and empowered individuals to implement sustainable practices in their daily lives. Through our environmental education and outreach, we have connected with more than 35,000 San Diego residents this year alone! Wow! We could not have done...
Reduce Your Food Waste This Holiday Season
Dec 18 2014
We are so excited to have the opportunity to share our knowledge with Feeding America, a great organization focused on ending hunger through healthy food, education and advocacy. The first priority in food diversion is to feed hungry people. Check out Feeding America's recent blog on how you can reduce your waste this holiday season. Did you know an...
San Diego Garden-to-Table Almanac 2015 NOW ON SALE!!!!
Dec 10 2014
We are excited to be selling this resourceful guide to growing food organically in San Diego! Written and produced by San Diego Gardeners for San Diego Gardeners! Assembled by our garden-savvy friends at SD Roots, Wild Willow Farmers and the Victory Gardens San Diego teams, you'll find useful information for every season -- which in San Diego means just...
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...