Outreach Support: Booth at Farm & Nursery Expo – Escondido

Nov 10, 2022 8:00AM—4:00PM


340 N Escondido Blvd Escondido, CA 92025

Cost $0.00


Network with local agriculturalists and learn something new at San Diego County’s Farm & Nursery Expo. Volunteers help our staff teach simple solutions on how to divert wasted food from the landfill, reduce harmful greenhouse gases like methane, and build healthy soils that feed our plants and hold water. 

At this event, you will engage community-members with our worm display, showcase our upcoming classes, and share information on other composting resources available to the public through Solana Center and our sponsors.  

Volunteer Shifts

  • Session One: 8:00 am to 12:30 pm (1 volunteer)
  • Session Two: 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm (SESSION FULL)

Option to bring a guest available, contact volunteer@solanacenter.org to let coordinator know. For possible carpooling options, please email volunteer@solanacenter.org (available on a case by case basis)..

Opportunity Requirements & Important Notes

  • Attire: Wear clothes that are comfortable for standing in and appropriate to the weather. 

  • Bring: Reusable water bottle, snacks for break-time.

  • Experience Needed: Must have participated in at least one outreach booth with Solana Center prior. Volunteers should possess knowledge of the composting process and have a passion for topics in sustainability. Master Composter graduates are preferred for this volunteer opportunity but this prerequisite is not required if you have a composting experience. Additional training documents provided on event day.

  • Age Requirements: Must be at least 18 years of age. 

  • Physical Requirements: Must be willing to do hands-on work with worms and other compost critters! We typically engage passer-bys with our worm display, so it helps if you are comfortable handling our stars of the show! Must be able to lift up to 30 pounds (for set-up and break-down).

  • Safety: All volunteers may be asked to bring to their volunteer shift the day of the event either: proof of vaccination, either through your issued vaccination card or through California’s Digital Covid-19 Vaccine Record, OR proof of a negative PCR test (only PCR tests will be accepted) taken within 7 days of the event.