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Food Cycle Program - October Harvest

Get involved in our food waste diversion program!

Solana Center Garden

Our Food Cycle program allows community members who can't compost at home to still divert their food waste. We have a triple bin aerated static pile system that is on a precise timeline to get food scraps cooking and turned into finished compost to be sent back out into the community as fast as possible. Our team of volunteers is instrumental in this process!

We need help harvesting finished compost from one of our bins to make way for the next round of pile building. Join in this event and learn about composting and the amazing bokashi method!

In this event you will assist with:

  • Shoveling finished compost
  • Sifting compost using our awesome trommel
  • Moving compost to the curing station

Volunteer Qualifications:

  • Must not have respiratory issues (lots of dust gets kicked up, masks provided)
  • Must be able to lift up to 30 pounds
  • Must be able to be physically active for 3 hours (but with lots of breaks!)
  • Must be at least 16 years old (if under 18 must come with adult supervision, please let Jessi know at
  • This opportunity is open to all experience levels

Click on the 'Volunteer Now' button to sign up for a shift! Questions? Please email

Covid-19 Considerations:

Help us protect our community! If you are not vaccinated, please wear a mask. Vaccinated individuals are not required to wear a mask but we encourage participants to protect themselves in a way that feels comfortable. At some points during the harvest, a mask may be required due to close proximity. 

The Food Cycle Program is a co-op where San Diego County residents and small businesses preserve their organic waste using the Bokashi method and then deliver it to Solana Center to be turned into a nutritious soil amendment and distributed back into the community. If you are interested in becoming a member, find out more here!

Event Classification
Funding Source Contract-funded
Special Note
Stream to Volunteer Opportunities Yes
October 19th, 2021 9:00 AM   through   11:00 AM
Solana Center for Environmental Innovation
137 N El Camino Real
Encinitas, CA 92024
United States
Main Phone: (760) 436-7986  ext. 707

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