Current & Upcoming

Look for Us in the Community – September 2023

Sep 01, 2023—Sep 30, 2023

It’s finally fall! This season, migratory birds will begin to arrive in San Diego, including the white-crowned sparrow, cedar waxwing, and surf scoter. Orb weaver spiders grow their largest in the fall, spinning feet-long webs that can reach across an entire driveway! 🕷🕸 Bats will also arrive in coastal San Diego County, spending their time…

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Small-Scale Manure Composting Webinar

Sep 27, 2023 6:00PM—7:00PM

Virtual - Anywhere in the World


Are you a proud goat parent or soon to be one? Do you keep a flock of chickens, care for a horse or two, or plan to do so? Learn how to properly dispose of your beloved animals’ manure in order to protect our oceans and local marine life. Join us at this one-hour webinar to learn how composting manure can benefit your garden, our watersheds, and the planet.

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September Green Living Tour

Sep 30, 2023 10:00AM—11:00AM

Solana Center for Environmental Innovation 137 N El Camino Real Encinitas, CA 92024


The Green Living Tour is a bi-monthly, one hour tour at our home base in Encinitas that showcases sustainability in action. On the tour, our knowledgeable Eco Team docents walk you through our worm bins, greywater systems, innovative compost projects, tool lending library, water-wise garden, and more simply, DIY, climate-friendly solutions. Find inspiration for your…

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Backyard Composting and Bokashi Basics Workshop – Rancho Santa Fe

Oct 07, 2023 10:00AM—12:00PM

Rancho Santa Fe Branch Library, 17040 Avenida de Acacias Unit A, Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067


Join Solana Center for this two hour presentation where you will learn the basics of traditional composting and get an introduction to bokashi, a fermentation method that will enable you to compost all your food waste, including meat, dairy, and liquids. This “pre-composting” process uses an inoculant of effective microbes to preserve kitchen scraps until you’re…

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All About Worms Workshop – Lakeside

Oct 21, 2023 1:00PM—3:00PM

Lakeside Branch Library, 12428 Woodside Avenue, Lakeside, CA 92040


Join Solana Center for this workshop to discover why red wiggler worms are composting superstars! Vermicomposting has a benefit for everyone, whether you want to divert kitchen scraps from the landfill, compost in small spaces, or create a natural fertilizer for your plants. This workshop will teach you all about how to get started and…

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Mid-Scale Composting With Windrows Webinar

Oct 25, 2023 6:00PM—7:00PM

Virtual - Anywhere in the World


Learn how to protect your local watershed and produce a fantastic soil amendment from composting manure and other organic materials. This webinar will demonstrate managing a mid-scale windrow compost pile.

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EVENT FULL – Miramar Greenery to You: Compost, Mulch & Wood Chips – South San Diego

Oct 28, 2023 10:30AM—12:00PM

Wild Willow Farm & Education Center, 2550 Sunset Ave, San Diego, CA 92154

Join Solana Center and the City of San Diego at Wild Willow Farm & Education Center for this 90-minute workshop to dive into the wonderful world of composting. Learn about the City of San Diego-operated Miramar Greenery composting facility, the compost process, and environmental benefits. You’ll also learn how compost can help you save money,…

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Composting with Aerated Static Piles Webinar

Nov 01, 2023 6:00PM—7:30PM

Virtual - Anywhere in the World


Learn how to protect your local watershed, manage organic materials, and produce a fantastic soil amendment by composting. This webinar will demonstrate how to minimize labor using a forced aeration system with a focus on manure management and connections to CDFA’s Healthy Soils Program.

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Past | Archive

Miramar Greenery to You: Compost, Mulch & Wood Chips – Mission Valley

Sep 23, 2023 10:30AM—12:00PM

Mission Valley Branch Library, 2123 Fenton Parkway, San Diego, CA 92108

Water Wise Gardening Workshop – Fallbrook

Sep 09, 2023 10:00AM—12:00PM

Fallbrook Branch Library, 124 S. Mission Road, Fallbrook, CA 92028

July Green Living Tour

Jul 29, 2023 10:00AM—11:00AM

Solana Center for Environmental Innovation, 137 N El Camino Real, Encinitas, CA, 92024

WORKSHOP FULL – Backyard Composting Basics Workshop – Vista

Jul 25, 2023 7:00PM—8:00PM

Norway Hall, 2006 E Vista Way, Vista, CA 92084

WORKSHOP FULL – Raising Backyard Chickens Workshop – Ramona

Jul 15, 2023 10:00AM—12:00PM

Ramona Ranch Winery, 23578 Highway 78, Ramona, CA 92065