Posts Tagged ‘City of San Diego’

AITGbeadsCity Farmers Nursery in San Diego hosts its 4th Annual Art in the Garden event this Saturday, May 16th. The nursery will feature over 35 artists, crafters, vendors, and musicians. The Solana Center and City of San Diego will be hosting an informational compost booth with Master Composters available all day to answer questions.

Art in the Garden
Saturday, May 16th
9 – 4 p.m. FREE!
City Farmers Nursery
4832 Home Avenue, San Diego

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Click here to pre-register!

Saturday, May 2nd
8 a.m. – 10 a.m.

San Diego Zoo
meet at the Otto Center, one block south of the main entrance
Pre-register now!

Learn the basics of vermicomposting and backyard composting at this free workshop!

* Please note: Compost bins and worms bins will not be for sale at this workshop. For information about purchasing a bin please click here.

Sponsored by the City of San Diego.

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Don’t miss the San Diego Science Festival this Saturday! Learn how to compost with worms and build your own worm bin with Solana Center! In addition to composting, there will be over 500 hands-on science activities!

Saturday, April 4th
10:30 – 6 p.m.

Balboa Park
(booth will be located near the Botanical Building)

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Join us for a free composting workshop this Saturday, 2/28, at the TLC Community Giving Garden in San Diego. The workshop will cover the basics of backyard composting as well as vermicomposting. Turn your food scraps and yard trimmings into rich compost!

TLC Community Giving Garden
11240 Clairemont Mesa Blvd
10 – 12 p.m.

Click here to pre-register!

Offered by the Solana Center and sponsored by the City of San Diego.

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The Composter Quarterly Newsletter was delivered via email on February 24th, 2009.  This edition featured articles about Composting with Cover Crops, Upcoming Workshops, Composting at Community Gardens, and more! Don’t worry if you missed the newsletter, the Solana Center Composter Blog now features a newsletter archive!  Click here to view past newsletters.

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The Solana Center held its Annual Toast to Compost on February 7th, 2009, at the San Diego Zoo. This event is held each year to honor our Master Composter volunteers and their immense contributions to the Solana Center Compost Program and the environment.

Seven Master Composters were presented the Vermi Award, a recognition for their extraordinary contributions to composting education. The event was highlighted by the keynote speech made by Dr. Wayne T. Williams, Program Coordinator for the Department of Public Works at the County of San Diego, who provided insight into local policy regarding composting.pict0078

Breakfast was donated by Whole Foods, Einstein Bros. Bagels, and Garden State Bagels. Door prizes were donated by the Solana Center Board of Directors, Birch Aquarium, Patagonia in Cardiff, Anderson’s La Costa Nursery, Triformis Corporation, Cordova Gardens, and the Recycled Products Cooperative. The event was sponsored by the City of San Diego.

Vermi Award Recipients 2009
Diane Hollister
Aaron Turner
Pete Ash
Jim Carleton
Jim Renn
Whitney Duenez
Susan Wingate-Wankier

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The Solana Center Composting Program hosted a booth at the first annual Sustainability Fair at the California Center for Sustainable Energy in San Diego. This fair, while open to the public, really reached out to the business community with ideas for “green building”, solar power, recycled products, and even organic catering! Naturally, there was a lot of interest in composting and Master Composter Kimberly and Compost Program Manager Rachel B. were on hand to answer all questions and get people started on the path to zero waste! One of our favorite booths displayed a green roof, with some beautiful native plants to use and purify rainwater, even before it hits the streets! Check out Building Green Futures website to get started on your own.

The Solana Center thanks the City of San Diego, SDGE, and the Center for Sustainable Energy for having a composting booth at the Fair! On the Sustainability Fair website, you can download pdfs of the sustainability talks given throughout the day and see photos of the booths.

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