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The next Master Composter Course starts September 27th!

Learn the ins and outs of composting, meet new people, and teach others in the community about composting!

Dates: 5 consecutive Mondays – September 27th – October 25th

Time: 6-8:30pm

Location: Encinitas

Application Required: Please click here

The Master Composter Program is designed to extend composting information to the public through volunteers who have successfully completed a comprehensive training program. There is a $30.00 materials fee, payable at the first class session. There is also a required textbook, The Complete Compost Gardening Guide, by Barbara Pleasant and Deborah L. Martin. This book will be available for purchase at the first class for $25.00, or you may purchase a copy elsewhere.


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hands_in_compostDon’t miss this free composting workshop this Saturday. The workshop, instructed by Master Composter Diane Hollister, will cover the basics of backyard composting and vermicomposting. Learn how to turn your food scraps and yard trimmings into a rich soil amendment for your garden! Workshop is sponsored by the City of Encinitas and provided by the Solana Center for Environmental Innovation.

Saturday, May 30th
10 – 12 noon

Quail Botanical Gardens
230 Quail Gardens Drive, Encinitas

Click here to pre-register now!

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There are a number of fun activities happening this weekend in the San Diego area!

Creek to Bay Beach Clean Up
Saturday, April 25, 9 – 12 p.m.j0433167
Moonlight Beach, Encinitas

Encinitas Garden Festival
Saturday, April 25th, 10 – 4 p.m.
Cardiff Elementary School, Cardiff
* Gardening with Compost Talk: 2:30 – 3 p.m.

Point Loma Garden Walk
Saturday, April 25th, 9 – 5 p.m.
1007 Cordova Street, San Diego

San Diego Home Gardening Seminar
Master Gardener Association
Saturday, April 25th
University of San Diego

Spring Garden Festival
Saturday, April 25th, 9 – 4 p.m.
Water Conservation Garden, El Cajon

Encinitas Street Fair
Saturday-Sunday, April 25-26, 9 – 5 p.m.
Highway 101 between D and J Streets, Encinitas

For a full list of events the Solana Center will be attending click here.

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computermonitorstowersGreen your spring cleaning and bring by your electronic waste and batteries this Saturday to the Solana Center!

Saturday, March 28th
9 a.m. to 12 noon

Solana Center for Environmental Innovation
137 N. El Camino Real, Encinitas

For a full list of accepted items and additional information about the event please visit our website at www.solanacenter.org.

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Learn how worms can help you save money, conserve water, and save the environment!

Learn how to make your own vermicompost at this FREE workshop!

Learn how to make your own vermicompost at this FREE workshop!

Saturday, February 21st
10 a.m. to 12 noon

Quail Botanical Gardens
230 Quail Gardens Drive
Encinitas, CA

* Worms and a limited number of bins will be available for purchase after the workshop.

Click here for more information or to pre-register.

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Do you have used batteries lying around the house? Want to get rid of that pesky broken computer monitor from the back of your garage? Bring all of your electronic waste to the Solana Center this weekend during our E-waste Drop Off Event. Any device with a plug is more than welcome!* Click here for all the details!

Saturday, January 31st
9 am – noon

Solana Center for Environmental Innovation
137 N El Camino Real, Encinitas

*Please note we cannot accept any large appliances (i.e. refrigerators)

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bag-monsterThere was a sighting of the internationally known “Bag Monster” early Wednesday morning at Paul Ecke Central School. The “Bag Monster” lamented over being kicked out of Ireland, South Africa, San Francisco, Malibu, Manhattan Beach and the Town of Fairfax (by overwhelming public vote in the recent election!) – expressing his desire to keep a “home” here in Encinitas. Rest assured that the mighty 4th graders turned the “Bag Monster” away with their Oath to remember that their “job” is to remind their family and friends to use reusable shopping bags over paper or plastic whenever they shop. Rejected yet again the “Bag Monster” blew across the room and out the door – threatening to send his “Sister Bag Monster” over to City Hall make a plea to the Mayor & City Councilmembers.

Don’t let the Bag Monster take over your city… use a reusable bag!
December 18, 2009 International A Day Without a Bag

City of Encinitas: A Day Without a Bag information

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