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Waste to Wonder – 40th Anniversary Celebration!

May 11, 2024 5:00PM—9:00PM

Encinitas Community Center - 1140 Oakcrest Park Dr, Encinitas, CA 92024

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Join us as we celebrate Solana Center’s 40th Anniversary! Register now for an evening full of connecting the past, present, and future of Solana Center’s environmental initiatives. Who: Friends of Solana Center, old and new! What: Evening of networking and reconnecting, delicious vegan food and local drinks, live music, silent and live auction, and more!…

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Current & Upcoming

Backyard Composting Basics Workshop – Encinitas

Mar 23, 2024 1:30PM—3:30PM

137 N El Camino Real, Encinitas CA 92024

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Join us on-site at Solana Center for this 2-hour workshop where you will learn the basics of traditional backyard composting! Using trial-tested advice and demonstrations, our experienced educators will teach you all you need to know to get started with a bin that fits your needs and lifestyle. In this workshop, we will cover: Made…

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Master Composter Course – Escondido

Feb 24, 2024 9:30AM—Mar 23, 2024 12:30PM

Deer Park Monastery, 2499 Melru Lane, Escondido, CA, 92026

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Update: The waitlist is full and has closed. We are only accepting registration from unincorporated San Diego County residents. Become a Master Composter! Join us at the beautiful Deer Park Monastery, tucked away in the hills of Escondido, to gain composting knowledge you can pass along to others.  The Master Composter course provides training in…

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WORKSHOP FULL – Raising Backyard Chickens Workshop – Ramona

Jul 15, 2023 10:00AM—12:00PM

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

This workshop is full. Please check in throughout the year for future chicken workshops. Join Solana Center’s experienced educators for this free workshop where you will learn the basics and many benefits of raising chickens at home. From producing beautiful, high-quality eggs, assisting in keeping waste out of the landfill, to protecting your garden from…

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On-Farm Composting Course – Pauma Valley

Jun 10, 2023 10:00AM—Jun 24, 2023 1:00PM

Pauma Tribal Farms, 14910 Pauma Valley Drive, Pauma Valley, CA 92061

Composting on your farm, ranch, or large property is an ideal way to manage crop residues, manures, and other organic waste while creating a stellar soil amendment. During this three-week course, we will address the unique strategies, challenges, and opportunities that arise through medium-scale composting. This course does not address typical residential composting or large-scale…

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Backyard Composting Basics Workshop – El Cajon

Jun 03, 2023 10:00AM—12:00PM

Water Conservation Garden, 12122 Cuyamaca College Drive West, El Cajon, CA, 92019

This event is open to unincorporated county residents ONLY. If you are not an unincorporated resident and wish to be placed on the waitlist, please email erin@solanacenter.org. Join Solana Center for this 2-hour workshop where you will learn the basics of traditional backyard composting. Using trial-tested advice and demonstrations, our experienced educators will teach you all…

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Vermicomposting Basics Webinar – City of Encinitas

May 31, 2023 6:00PM—7:00PM

Virtual - Anywhere in the World

Join Solana Center for this 1-hour webinar where you will learn the basics of traditional backyard composting. Using trial-tested advice and demonstrations, our experienced educators will teach you all you need to know to get started with a worm bin that fits your needs and lifestyle. This webinar will be held using Zoom, so please note…

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Landscaping for Watershed Protection Panel and Workshop – Ramona

Apr 29, 2023 10:00AM—12:00PM

San Diego Country Estates International Equestrian Center, 16911 Gunn Stage Rd, Ramona, CA 92065

When managed poorly, storm water run-off can wash away topsoil and pollute our waterways with sediment, chemicals, and nutrients. Our panel of experts will discuss their involvement in creating a win-win outcome at County of San Diego’s watershed protection and composting demonstration site, located within Ramona’s International Equestrian Center. Unincorporated residents can receive a free food scraps…

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Backyard Composting Workshop – Alpine

Mar 25, 2023 11:00AM—1:00PM

San Diego County Library, Alpine Branch, 1752 Alpine Blvd, Alpine, CA, 91901

Join Solana Center for this two-hour workshop where you will learn the basics of traditional backyard composting. Using trial-tested advice and demonstrations, our experienced educators will teach you all you need to know to get started with a bin that fits your needs and lifestyle. In this workshop, we will cover All pre-registered attendees will…

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Past | Archive

Webinar Support: Rain Barrel and Water Harvesting

Feb 21, 2024 5:00PM—7:00PM

Virtual: Anywhere in the world ,

Vermicomposting Basics Workshop – Lakeside

Feb 19, 2024 12:30PM—1:30PM

Olde Community Church, 9906 Maine Ave, Lakeside, CA 92040

Workshop Support: Vermicomposting Basics – Lakeside

Feb 19, 2024 11:30AM—2:30PM

Olde Community Church 9906 Maine Ave Lakeside, CA 92040

Workshop Support: On Farm Composting Course Week 3 – Ramona

Feb 03, 2024 8:30AM—12:30PM

International Equestrian Center at San Diego Country Estates 16911 Gunn Stage Rd. Ramona, CA 92065