News & Updates
Benefits of Compost and Mulch on Fire-Damaged Land
Nov 20 2020
2020 has become the largest wildfire season recorded in California’s modern history as wildfires have devastated many parts of state this year. As of October, 4,267,386 acres have burned so far and we’re still not quite in the clear yet. We are all looking to the coming months to bring much-needed rainfall for our state, allowing us to...
Build your green thumb by learning to compost!
Nov 19 2020
With the holidays just around the corner, at-home food preparation is set to ramp up significantly for most of us. Mix in the increased amount of at-home cooking due to shelter-in-place recommendations and you get a lot of food waste. What better time to gain a stronger understanding of the composting process and learn from some of the...
Steps to Being a Zero Waste Consumer
Nov 9 2020
In the past 50 years, humans have consumed more resources than in all previous history. The first step to reducing is letting go of the consumption mentality and consuming less! Before you take or buy, think critically with these questions to determine whether you really need that thing or could you repurpose something you already...
Zero Waste Halloween Tips & Tricks
Nov 1 2020
As Halloween comes and goes it is estimated that 1 billion pounds of pumpkins are sent to the landfill, doomed to rot and create warming gases that will haunt our planet far beyond this spooky season. We have a solution that is scary easy - keep your pumpkins out of the landfill by composting them! Pumpkins are nearly 90% water and...
Wondering if water harvesting is for you? Check out this podcast!
Oct 13 2020
As we approach rain season, you may be wondering if it is a good idea to invest in a rain barrel. The new podcast series Happy Adventures in Water Harvesting by The Water Conservation Garden in collaboration with Greenie Guide interviews local experts and talks about various ways to catch the rain on your property. Check Out the Podcast
Food Cycle Participant Spotlight: Sustainable Shelby
Oct 13 2020
We love our Food Cycle participants! Solana Center is proud to bring the Food Cycle program to the County of San Diego. The community compost program makes it possible for Food Cycle members to divert organic materials from the landfill without having to compost it on their own. Participants simply collect their food scraps and organic...