Upcoming Events
Bokashi Basics Webinar

Bokashi is an innovative technique that allows you to compost ALL your food waste, reduces compost time, and allows fresh materials to be preserved and composted at your leisure. Learn how bokashi can complement your at-home composting in this 1-hour webinar! Join Solana Center at this webinar for an introduction to Bokashi - an easy way to compost all your food waste. SIGN UP TODAY! Register for this workshop at: https://bit.ly/3dWtv19 Sponsored by the City of San Diego.

December 2, 2020
2:00 PM
Virtual - Your Home Computer
https://www.solanacenter.org/civicrm/event/info?id=1514&reset=1
Fight Climate Change with Your Fork!

"Carbon farming" is a suite of agricultural practices that transform “bad carbon” (greenhouse gases) into “good carbon” in the form of healthy soil. Want to learn more, and see it in action? Come enjoy a self-guided tour of the Carbon Sink Demonstration Farm and learn how you can fight climate change with your fork (adult and youth options available). Advanced tickets required to allow for excellent social distancing.

December 2, 2020
10:30 AM
Pauma Tribal Farms/Solidarity Farm
https://www.solidarityfarmsd.com/tours
Backyard Composting Basics Webinar

Want to learn how you can improve the quality of your soil, reduce waste and air pollution, while saving energy, money, and water? Learn how to compost in your backyard during this webinar! Join Solana Center for this 1-hour webinar where you will learn the basics of backyard composting using trial-tested advice and demonstrations. Our experienced educators will teach you all you need to know to get started with a bin that fits your needs and lifestyle. SIGN UP TODAY! Register for this workshop at: https://bit.ly/31DiFrV Sponsored by the City of San Diego.

Fight Climate Change with Your Fork!

"Carbon farming" is a suite of agricultural practices that transform “bad carbon” (greenhouse gases) into “good carbon” in the form of healthy soil. Want to learn more, and see it in action? Come enjoy a self-guided tour of the Carbon Sink Demonstration Farm and learn how you can fight climate change with your fork (adult and youth options available). Advanced tickets required to allow for excellent social distancing.

December 5, 2020
10:30 AM
Pauma Tribal Farms/Solidarity Farm
http://solidarityfarmsd.com/tours
Vermicomposting Basics Webinar

Vermicomposting (worm composting) is an environmentally-friendly way to turn your food waste into nutrient-rich castings for your plants or garden beds. Learn how easy it is to start composting with red wiggler worms during this webinar. Join Solana Center for this webinar where you will learn the basics of vermicomposting (worm composting). Using trial-tested advice and demonstrations, our experienced educators will teach you all you need to know to get started with a bin that fits your needs and lifestyle. SIGN UP TODAY! Register for this workshop at: https://bit.ly/31FMTuB Sponsored by the City of San Diego.

Holiday Pop-Up Market

Slow down this holiday season with a soul-filling, stocking-stuffing afternoon at W.D. Dickinson. Entrance to this event is free. A pop-up holiday market rooted in the tactile richness of handmade goods, music and connection with the makers. • 15 local artists and makers • High-quality handmade goods • Learn as you shop with in-booth classes • Music and lounge areas

December 12, 2020
12:00 PM
W.D. Dickinson Farm | San Diego
http://wddickinson.com
Manure Management for the Small Ranch or Farm

Learn how to protect your local watershed and produce a fantastic soil amendment from manure. This webinar will demonstrate managing manure from a small amount of livestock. Improper disposal of manure is unsightly, breeds flies, and can create health issues for your livestock. It also can contaminate local water sources. Using composted manure on your garden and landscaping conserves water, mitigates erosion, sequesters carbon, and can help your plants thrive. Come join us as we virtually visit a Lakeside ranch to watch a compost pile build in process and chat with owner, Lisa Wood. This webinar will address manure composting for a small amount of livestock, for instance, 1-6 horses. During the webinar we will be joined by guest presenter, Lisa Wood. Lisa has 35 years experience as an environmental professional, currently as a Principle Planner for the City of San Diego, where she has extensive involvement with Miramar Greenery. Lisa is a noted speaker and award-winning author, who has published two books about her two 1000+ mile horse rides. She has over 40 years experience in horse ranch & stable operations. This webinar will be held using Zoom, so please note that you will need to have the Zoom application installed on your device (computer, smartphone, or tablet) to attend and participate. You will receive an email with the link and password to join on the day before the webinar occurs. In this webinar, we will cover the following topics: Manure composting* Benefits of composting Protecting local water sources Preventing odors and flies *Please note that the basics of composting will be covered very briefly during this webinar. For more in-depth information on composting, please register for one of our Backyard Composting webinars. If you are unable to attend these, we anticipate scheduling similar webinars in the upcoming months, and recommend reading our Compost It Yourself guide.