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Locations & Hours

Main Office

Our office is currently closed due to COVID-19 guidelines. We are not open to sell worms or composting materials at this time. We are accepting self-serve Food Cycle participants ONLY on Thursday 12-5 pm and Saturday 9 am - 1 pm. 

We will be closed on the following days:

July 4, 2019 - Independence Day

August 31, 2019 - Labor Day Weekend

November 28, 2019 - Thanksgiving Weekend


Solana Center Store Front

Solana Center for Environmental Innovation is located at:

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

Click here to view our office hours or contact us

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

image from Google Maps

Contact Us

Eco Innovation Campus

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 Innovation Campus provides the education materials and hands-on learning for you to get started! The Eco Innovation Campus includes the Eco Learning Lab: 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.

Eco Learning Lab - Aerated Static Pile ASP, Tour, and Vermicomposter

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 the 4 Rs (reuse, reduce, recycling, and rot), composting, rain barrels, water conservation, watershed protection, and California-friendly gardens.

Eco Container at the Del Mar Fairgrounds

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

Learn More About Eco Learning Lab

Learn More About Eco Container