News & Updates
Easy Ways to Rat-Proof Your Compost Bin
May 28 2018
A common misconception and one we are often asked about is whether composting will attract rats. Rats are quite prevalent in San Diego, particularly roof (or tree) rats. Palm tree and other dense vegetation (bougainvillea, honeysuckle) provide ideal habitats. Food is often supplied from fruit trees, vegetable gardens, and bird feeders...
Grow with Us! Office Administrator Position
May 24 2018
Join our award-winning organization to help lead change for grassroots environmental action. Our dedicated team, through outreach and education initiatives, serves as a critical community resource for San Diego County on issues and practices surrounding soil, water, and zero waste. Solana Center is a non-profit organization and has...
Toast to Compost Event Celebrates Solana Center Volunteers
May 23 2018
Our annual volunteer appreciation event, Toast to Compost, was held at the Infield Farm of the Del Mar Fairgrounds. Over 50 guests, volunteers and staff members gathered in our new outdoor classroom in front of Solana Center's Eco Container to celebrate all the hard work and amazing dedication our volunteers have given this year.
Upcoming Events - May & June 2018
May 15 2018
Green Living Tour of Solana Center This year marks our 35th anniversary of serving the San Diego community! Join us at our home base in Encinitas as we walk you through easy, earth-friendly solutions to address issues around water, waste, and soil health that can be incorporated into your life and home. At our FREE Green Living Tour,...
Three Ways to Celebrate Earth Day!
Apr 15 2018
1. Attend EarthFair Featuring more than 300 exhibitors, special theme areas, a Food Pavilion, a special Children's Activity Area, four entertainment venues, the Children’s Earth Parade, the eARTh Gallery arts and crafts show, and the Cleaner Car Concourse, EarthFair in Balboa Park is the largest free annual environmental fair in the...
Solana Center, County Team Up to Offer Discounted Rain Barrels
Mar 22 2018
Solana Center for Environmental Innovation and the County of San Diego have teamed up to offer discounted rain barrels to encourage rainwater harvesting. Don't miss this opportunity to pay $55 per rain barrel (after rebate) on up to 2 rain barrels per household. By using rain barrels, San Diegans will conserve water, reduce runoff...
Volunteer Spotlight - Jill Giraud
Mar 7 2018
Solana Center volunteer, Jill Giraud shares how she got involved with Solana Center and why she generously donates her time. How did you find Solana Center and why do you volunteer with us? I have been on Solana Center’s mailing list for years, and have bought composters and rain barrels here. I read about all the advertised compost...