Volunteer Clean Up Day!
Jan 19 2015
Our outdoor facilities and gardens at Solana Center have been beautified thanks to our hard working volunteers! Weeds were dug, vegetables were harvested, raspberries were uprooted, friends were made, and critters were discovered! Thank you Russ Bruzee, Dorinda Moore, Erika Osorio, Jim Beyster, and Jennifer Gerson
Community support, local leaders, San Elijo Lagoon Conservancy and generous donors protect coastal property in Solana Beach!
Jan 13 2015
Margaret Schelsinger, the City of Solana Beach's first Mayor, has been fighting to preserve the last undeveloped coastal parcel in Southern California since 1986 and today she was there to witness the end of an almost 30 year battle. With much fan fare and excitement it was announced that the land has been saved and it will forever be the people's park!...
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...
Support Solana Center when you shop online!
Dec 21 2014
Have you heard about AmazonSmile? AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support Solana Center every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you'll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the...