Posted in February 2015

Dig It! Organic Garden Festival

This looks like the perfect festival for garden lovers! Our friends at Jimbo’s Naturally are hosting an Organic Garden Festival at their Escondido location. Check it out for farmer demonstrations, advice, tips and the chance to speak to the growers directly!

Why let the Rainwater in Your Compost Pile

Why let the Rainwater in Your Compost Pile

Several of you have received our Tweets telling you to take the lid off your compost bin when it was raining! Why is that so important? First, the rainwater is free hydration for your bin. Compost bins are frequently dry in our Southern California climate. Also, rainwater is basically pure…there are no chemicals or salts, … Continue reading

Let’s Talk Trash! The 5 R’s to Zero Waste

The City of Oceanside is committed to waste diversion and recycling. Our goal is Zero Waste and we encourage and challenge everyone who lives, works, and visits Oceanside to embrace the Road to Zero Waste. Zero Waste is an achievable goal and to help everyone achieve this goal it is important to remember and follow … Continue reading

Successful launch to Love Your Planet program!!

Successful launch to Love Your Planet program!!

Thanks to all who were able to attend the first team workshop. We appreciated all your questions and contributions. We’ve got great teams and we’re excited for our next workshops (in two weeks). Thanks tons to the wonderful folks who opened their homes and patios for our presentations. And thanks also to our dedicated Master … Continue reading

Solana Center joins the City of Oceanside in their “Love Your Planet” program!

Solana Center joins the City of Oceanside in their “Love Your Planet” program!

Oceanside is focused on implementing Zero Waste household practices by using the “4 R” strategy—Reduce, Reuse, Recycle and ROT. The 4th R will be implemented through residential composting. Participants will learn how to reduce their overall waste, thereby reducing their environmental footprint, through better planning, purchasing, and the introduction of healthy habits into their everyday lives. Program … Continue reading

Sustainable Business Supply Sale!

Our friends over at Sustainable Surplus are having a sale and they want you to come! Sustainable Surplus Exchange facilitates the donation of surplus assets from commerce and repurposes those items back into the community for use, especially to educational and charitable organizations. Save money and reduce waste by buying used assets for your business!

Solana Center Supports Zero Waste Symposium

Are you excited about the upcoming Zero Waste Symposium? We sure are! At last year’s Symposium, Solana Center’s Executive Director Jessica Toth, spoke about the growing movement toward community composting.  We are excited to be involved again this year, leading a breakout session on diverting organics from the landfill.  This symposium is a great opportunity for … Continue reading