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...
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...
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...