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Locations & Hours

Main Office

Our office is open on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM, Saturdays from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM, and by appointment. Please contact us by phone or email and we'll be happy to make an appointment with you outside of those hours: (760) 436-7986 ex. 700 |

Solana Center for Environmental Innovation is located at:

137 N. El Camino Real, Encinitas, CA 92024
(760) 436-7986 ex. 700

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Driving directions from I-5 North or South

  • Exit at Encinitas Boulevard and head east
  • Continue for 1.7 miles
  • Turn left onto El Camino Real
  • After 0.1 miles, turn right at first light (Via Molena)
  • Drive straight up the hill, past the Sheriff’s Station, past the recycling bins, to the end of the long drive

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Contact Us

Eco Learning Lab

If you want to start a communal compost pile in your HOA, at your restaurant or hotel, or in your community garden, or even at your office building, our Eco Learning Lab provides the education materials and hands-on learning for you to get started! The Eco Learning Lab includes the Mid-Scale Composting Demonstration & Training Center and the Eco Container. Located in the Infield Farm at the Del Mar Fairgrounds, these facilities provide extensive education opportunities to expand the community’s composting knowledge.

The Eco Container, a re-purposed shipping container at the Del Mar Fairgrounds Infield Farm, has expanded our year-round educational offerings. This satellite location features solar energy, a greywater demo system, rain barrels, composting, drought-tolerant landscaping, and California-friendly gardens.

Docent-led tours are available upon request. For more information, please contact us:, or by phone at (760) 436-7986 ex. 707.

Learn More About Eco Container