News & Updates
Top Three Reasons to Become a Master Composter
Sep 17 2021
Blog Post by Master Composter Graduate, Tammy Churchill. When I registered for the Master Composter Class in early 2020, I did not have much experience composting, as my neglected passive pile would gladly attest. Composting was something I was interested in: I’d moved into a new house with plenty of room for growing vegetables, and...
Solana Center's Fall 2021 Newsletter
Sep 1 2021
Dear Solana Center Community, This past month was big for climate and social justice. Now more than ever, all effort is needed to counteract climate change following the recently released UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report. Global warming is projected to rise 1.5⁰C within the next two decades, essentially locking in a...
Composting worms don't like citrus or spicy foods - here's why!
Aug 17 2021
If you have a worm bin at home you may already know that red wriggler composting worms have a big appetite. Some would say that the way to a worm's heart is through their stomach! But just like humans, worms have food preferences and favorites. As a general rule, scraps that you would normally put down the garbage disposal can be put...
NEWS RELEASE: CLIMATE MITIGATION & CIRCULAR WASTE PRACTICES SHOWCASED IN SAN DIEGO COUNTY
Jul 27 2021
RAMONA - Federal, state, and regional elected officials and staff visited a Ramona equestrian center last week to witness an operating circular waste operation that abates runoff and diverts 20 tons of manure and horse bedding weekly from landfills. Last week’s tour hosted sustainability representatives from the office of US Congressman...
MEDIA ADVISORY: Demonstration Site Tour Modeling Watershed Protection To Counteract Climate Change
Jul 13 2021
Demonstration Site Tour Modeling Watershed Protection to Counteract Climate Change Hosted by Solana Center for Environmental Innovation FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 14th, 2021 WHAT: With the County's announcement of the new office for environmental and climate justice, this is the perfect time to showcase climate mitigation practices in...
Which Composting Method is Right for You!
Jul 12 2021
Have you ever wondered “what is the best composting method for me?” There are many options for how to personally deal with food waste and a lot of different factors to consider. If you are feeling lost about where to start and need some guidance, look no further than this composting flow chart with help of the composting education worm...
Get Started for Plastic Free July!
Jun 28 2021
Plastic Free July is here! Choosing to refuse and prevent plastic use in everyday living all year round is a great intention. We’re sharing some inspiration all month long to help you get started. Getting started: Start out small with a product audit. Take a look at what you're buying and trashing and the materials they are made of. Jot...
Don’t Waste Summer’s Bounty!
Jun 21 2021
Summer is officially here! Have you attended your local farmer’s market to check out the seasonal bounty yet? Visiting your local farmer's market can be a wonderful experience where you get to explore beautiful produce, flowers, and herbs and meet the farmers who are growing them. Purchasing local, seasonal produce also helps your food...
Community Series: Waste Not With Upcycling
Jun 7 2021
One person’s trash has the potential to be another person’s treasure thanks to the powerful process of upcycling! Upcycling is a conventional process in which by-products and other used materials are transformed into something of higher quality or value than the original.