Current & Upcoming

Inside the Compost Bin Book Launch

Jul 20, 2024 11:00AM—1:00PM

137 N. El Camino Real, Encinitas, CA 92024

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Meet author and Master Composter, Melody Plan, at the launch of her debut children’s book Inside the Compost Bin! Learn all about composting, see a worm demo, and take a self-guided tour of the Solana Center! Advanced copies of Inside the Compost Bin will be available to purchase during the event before its official release on…

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Backyard Composting Workshop – Logan Heights

Aug 17, 2024 10:30AM—12:30PM

Logan Heights Library, 567 S. 28th Street, San Diego, CA 92113

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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 you need to know to get started with a bin that fits your needs and lifestyle. All attendees may receive a free sample of compost from Miramar…

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Backyard Composting Basics Webinar

Aug 28, 2024 6:00PM—7:00PM

Virtual - Anywhere in the World

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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 bin that fits your needs and lifestyle. The webinar will be recorded, and the recording will be available for…

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All About Worms Workshop – Valley Center

Jun 08, 2024 10:00AM—12:00PM

Valley Center Library, 29200 Cole Grade Road, Valley Center, CA 92082

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 maintain a happy home for red wiggler worms. All pre-registered attendees who are residents of unincorporated San Diego County will receive a free kitchen scraps container, courtesy of the County of San Diego. 

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Master Composter Course – San Diego

Sep 14, 2024 9:30AM—Oct 12, 2024 12:30PM

Tecolote Nature Center, 5180 Tecolote Road, San Diego, CA 92110

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Become a Master Composter! Join us at the beautiful Tecolote Nature Center to gain composting knowledge you can pass along to others.  The Master Composter course provides training in the art and science of composting through lectures, demonstrations, and a field trip. The course covers the following topics: Master Composter 2024 Schedule (This class will meet…

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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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Past | Archive

Composting and Manure Management Workshop – Lakeside

Jun 15, 2024 10:00AM—12:00PM

El Capitan High School 10410 Ashwood St Lakeside, CA 92040

Outreach Support: Tabling at Lavender Day Fair – Flinn Springs (Two Shift Times Available)

Jun 15, 2024 8:00AM—3:00PM

Summers Past Farms 15602 Olde Highway 80 El Cajon, CA 92021

Outreach Support: Tabling at Juneteenth Celebration – Logan Heights

Jun 15, 2024 3:30PM—7:00PM

Memorial Community Park 2975 Ocean View Blvd San Diego, CA 92113

Workshop Support: Composting and Manure Management – Lakeside (EVENT FULL)

Jun 15, 2024 9:00AM—1:00PM

El Capitan High School 10410 Ashwood St. Lakeside, CA 92040

Education Support: High Tech Elementary – San Diego (Two Shift Times Available) EVENT FULL

Jun 11, 2024 7:30AM—3:00PM

High Tech Elementary 2150 Cushing Rd, San Diego San Diego, CA 92106

Landscaping for Watershed Protection Panel Workshop – Rancho San Diego

Jun 08, 2024 10:00AM—12:00PM

Rancho San Diego Library 11555 Via Rancho San Diego El Cajon, CA 92019