News & Updates
Steps to Being a Zero Waste Consumer
Nov 9 2020
In the past 50 years, humans have consumed more resources than in all previous history. The first step to reducing is letting go of the consumption mentality and consuming less! Before you take or buy, think critically with these questions to determine whether you really need that thing or could you repurpose something you already...
Zero Waste Halloween Tips & Tricks
Nov 1 2020
As Halloween comes and goes it is estimated that 1 billion pounds of pumpkins are sent to the landfill, doomed to rot and create warming gases that will haunt our planet far beyond this spooky season. We have a solution that is scary easy - keep your pumpkins out of the landfill by composting them! Pumpkins are nearly 90% water and...
Wondering if water harvesting is for you? Check out this podcast!
Oct 13 2020
As we approach rain season, you may be wondering if it is a good idea to invest in a rain barrel. The new podcast series Happy Adventures in Water Harvesting by The Water Conservation Garden in collaboration with Greenie Guide interviews local experts and talks about various ways to catch the rain on your property. Check Out the Podcast
Food Cycle Participant Spotlight: Sustainable Shelby
Oct 13 2020
We love our Food Cycle participants! Solana Center is proud to bring the Food Cycle program to the County of San Diego. The community compost program makes it possible for Food Cycle members to divert organic materials from the landfill without having to compost it on their own. Participants simply collect their food scraps and organic...
Announcing our Rain Barrel Pick Up Events - Fall 2020!
Sep 24 2020
Prepare for rainy seaon ahead! In partnership with the County of San Diego, Solana Center is offering discounted rain barrels to encourage harvesting of rainwater. By using a rain barrel, homeowners and businesses in San Diego can reduce pollution from runoff, conserve water and save money on their water bill. Don't miss this opportunity...
Fall 2020 Newsletter
Sep 17 2020
Dear Solana Center Community, I hope you and your loved ones are continuing to stay healthy and find joy as we move into the fall season. As our daily routines continue to evolve, we remain hopeful for a strong future based in environmental stewardship in San Diego County and beyond.
4 Ocean-Friendly Garden Tips to Protect our Waterways
Sep 16 2020
Many San Diego residents are concerned about keeping our waterways clean. In fact, surveys conducted across San Diego County show that more than 50% of residents believe that pollution of our creeks, lakes, and beaches, directly affects them and their families. Yet in many urban areas, water runoff is the #1 source of ocean pollution.
Traditional Composting, Vermicomposting, and Bokashi: What’s the Difference?
Sep 8 2020
Through our educational outreach, Solana Center strives to present our community with a range of options for diverting their food waste and creating healthy soil through composting. But sometimes, when presented with many choices, we can be left wondering, "What’s the right method for me?" In this article, we’ll explore some common...