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The next Master Composter Course starts March 16!

Do you love to compost? Do you like teaching others about compost? If you answered “yes!” to either of these questions, the Master Composter Course may be of interest to you!

Dates: 5 consecutive Tuesdays – March 16, 23, 30 and April 6, and 13.

Time: 6-8:30pm

Location: City of San Diego Environmental Services Building, 9601 Ridgehaven Court, San Diego, California 92123

Application: Please click here

There will be a $5 course materials fee. There is also a required textbook, The Complete Compost Gardening Guide, by Barbara Pleasant and Deborah Martin. This book will be available for $25 at the first class session, payable by check or cash, or you may purchase a copy of the text elsewhere.

The Master Composter Course is conducted twice a year and is funded by municipalities in the San Diego region. The course is conducted in the classroom as well as at a compost demonstration site. It is hands on and fast paced; participants must attend all sessions. Optional field trips will be scheduled at the first class session.

In exchange for this training, course participants agree to give back 30 hours of volunteer service with the Solana Center in the form of educational outreach, such as assisting with workshops and outreach booths at community events, maintaining compost demonstration sites, and helping with school programs.

If you have questions about the course, please contact carlie@solanacenter.org.


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Saturday, January 9th, 2010
San Diego Zoo Otto Entrance
(one block south of main entrance)

Learn how to create rich garden soil, save water, and reduce trash at the landfill by recycling your kitchen scraps and garden debris at this FREE workshop.

Workshop is taught by trained Master Composters from the Solana Center for Environmental Innovation and cover how and what to compost using both a vermicomposting (worm) bin and a backyard composting bin.

Pre registration required. Please register online at www.solanacenter.org or by phone 760-436-7986 ext. 222. Limit 25 participants.

Click here to pre-register now!

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Redwiggler1The City of San Diego provides a convenient list of recommended locations to purchase worms. If you are starting a Wriggly Wranch Worm Bin, you will need about 1 lb. of worms. The type of worms you need are “red wigglers” or “red worms” (eisenia foetida). If you have any questions about getting started call the Solana Center “Rotline” at 760-436-7986 ext. 222 or email the “Rotline” at compost@solanacenter.org.

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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

To view additional events the Solana Center will be attending click here!

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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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gwcforwebThe TENTH Annual San Diego Regional School Garden and Nutrition Conference, “Gardening with Class”, will take place on Saturday, April 18, 2009 at the Del Mar Fairgrounds. The conference is geared toward teachers and administrators who have or would like to start a school garden program. Workshops will cover a wide variety of topics, all with strong connections to educational teaching standards.  Teachers will also have the option to tour a nearby school garden as one of their workshop options. A vermicomposting workshop will be presented by Master Composter Jerry Louis and the Solana Center will be available during the conference to answer any composting questions.

Click here for more information.

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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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