News & Updates
Free Entry & Extra Ticket for Volunteering
May 23 2017
It's almost that time of year again. At the San Diego County Fair, Solana Center will be educating people on living sustainably every day that the Fair is open. If you'd like to volunteer, we could use your help at a booth, assisting in fun Fair activities, or being a general Solana Center representative to guide the onslaught of Fair-...
Fiesta Del Sol
May 17 2017
Fiesta del Sol is an annual two-day street festival celebrating the history and diverse cultures of the people of San Diego. There will be thousands of people, live music, food, crafts, and more. Don't miss out on this weekend of merrimen and great company while we educate San Diegan's on how to care for their environment! Solana Center...
Toast to Compost Update
May 17 2017
A big thank you to everyone who helped out with Toast to Compost this year: volunteers, staff, mother's of staff, volunteers who were supposed to be guests but helped out anyway. And thanks for everyone else who came out to enjoy a beautiful evening filled with food and chatter about ways that we are all contributing to help the...
Spring Energy Tips for Your Home
Apr 17 2017
The start of spring brings a fresh opportunity to find ways to save energy and money. With just a few simple things, you can improve the energy efficiency and comfort of your home as warmer temperatures arrive. Check out these no- and low-cost ways to help reduce your energy use this spring from our partners at SDG&E!
Volunteer Spotlight Spring 2017: John Sielaff
Apr 7 2017
John Sielaff discovered Solana Center when he happened upon our booth at the San Diego County Fair. He decided to sign up for emails, and ended up signing up for a Master Composter course, wanting to learn about composting and find out for himself whether or not his father’s composting skills had been up to par!
Aerated Static Piles Presentation
Mar 30 2017
Register Now Are you familiar with the basics of composting and are ready to take your knowledge to the next level? Come to our Aerated Static Piles presentation, with Peter Moon, president of O2Compost, on Saturday, April 9th! These solutions are appropriate for managing organic material generated by restaurants, cafeterias, schools,...
Eco Learning Lab
Mar 28 2017
Spring is coming, flowers are blooming, plants are growing, and so is our Eco Learning Lab! The Eco Learning Lab encompasses the new Composting Demo & Training Center as well as last year’s Eco Container. Located at the Del Mar Fairgrounds, our new facilities provide extensive education opportunities to expand the community’s...