News & Updates
Toast to Compost Recognizes Dedicated Volunteers
May 8 2019
Toast to Compost Solana Center celebrated its hard working volunteers at the 2019 Toast to Compost event on May 5th. Thanks to our dedicated Volunteer Coordinator Jackie Bookstein and teams of volunteers, the Center was transformed into a lovely, festive gathering place. The event had tremendous community support from the following...
Healthy Soils Make Food and People Healthier
May 6 2019
Healthy soils help make a healthy environment and nourishing food for our bodies. This winter, Solana Center worked with local farmers and ranchers to discuss the state’s Healthy Soils Program, strategize ways to implement best management practices, and improve productivity.
May 2 2019
Are you looking for an opportunity to make a difference and be part of an innovative team? Do you seek a place to work that is fun, educational and active? Solana Center is hiring! Visit our Careers page for details. To learn more about the Solana Center, explore our website, attend a workshop, sign up for a green living tour, and follow...
Is Bokashi the Composting Solution for You?
Apr 23 2019
We love hosting workshops and answering our Rotline calls to help our community resolve their composting questions. We especially love when we’re able to address multiple concerns with one simple solution. This is why we so often recommend the bokashi method, an effective technique for easier composting and better results. Whether you’...
HELP! A Swarm of Bees is in my Compost Bin!
Apr 4 2019
What Do I Do Now? Many of us know that bees serve a vital role in the environment as pollinators, and that their populations have seen a concerning decline in recent years. However, it can still be alarming when a swarm of honeybees chooses to land around our home-- including the inside of a compost bin! This happened recently in one of...
Volunteer Spotlight: Rubi Baricuatro
Mar 10 2019
A nature-lover growing up, Rubi knew she wanted to help people and the environment, earned a B.A. in Environmental Studies from San Diego State University and began working for the Fleet Science Center's education department. While leading their internal Green Team, she volunteered with the Balboa Park Sustainability Program during...
From the Rotline: Are Mushrooms Bad for my Compost Bin?
Feb 19 2019
Fear not! Fungi are essential players in a functioning vermi-compost system. They are part of the food chain going on in your bin; while we often think that worms are directly eating our food waste, what they’re really after are the microorganisms that digest our food. This includes bacteria, which can break down simple carbon compounds...