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Expansion at the Fair

Solana Center's presence at the Del Mar Fairgrounds is larger than ever! Our expanded Eco Learning Lab now consists of the Eco Container, our Mid- Scale Compost Demonstration and Training Center, and hands-on composting demonstration bins of all shapes, sizes, and techniques.  

Eco Learning Lab exterior and San Diego County Fair attendees

The Eco Container received a full revamp, focusing on our three pillars of soil, water and zero waste. New features include over 50 educational signs made from 100% reusable material, countless practical examples of ways to reduce your carbon footprint, and live Styrofoam-eating larvae! From the signage to the furniture, over 95% of all materials at the Eco Container and the entire booth are salvaged, recycled, repurposed or upcycled. 

Come walk through the Eco Container, stop by our interactive booth all about composting, and plant a seed at our DIY planting station.  With the support of our wonderful volunteers, we will be there every day the Fair is open, to inspire and educate hundreds of thousands of Fair-goers on environmental sustainability!

If you are interested in volunteering with Solana Center at the Fair, contact Jackie, our Volunteer Coordinator, at