Posts Tagged ‘school composting’

Solana Center has been selected as a recipient of Jimbo’s Naturally Grocery Stores’ Wooden Nickel Program!jimbos_natur

How it works:

  • Bring your reusable shopping bags to Jimbo’s to shop.
  • For as many bags of your own used, Jimbo’s will give you the choice of a US nickel or a wooden nickel minted by Jimbo’s.
  • If you choose the wooden nickel, you will have the opportunity to donate it to the Solana Center.

Click here to find a Jimbo’s near you.

Why donate to Solana Center? The Solana Center provides environmental education throughout the County of San Diego. Our programs include: school composting and recycling, household hazardous waste education, free electronic waste collection, free composting workshops, compost bin sales, and more. For more information about the Solana Center visit our website at www.solanacenter.org.


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tierrasanta-worm-bin-0052Tierrasanta Elementary School received their very first large worm bin this month. The San Diego school will be starting a Vermicomposting Program at the beginning of the new year. The large worm bin, constructed by the Solana Center, will be used to compost food scraps and provide worm castings to boost new raised garden beds at the school. Donna Silva Garcia, President of the TES Foundation, says the teachers are really excited to get started and plan to use the bin as an educational tool for many subjects. Master Composter Carol Morse will be assisting the school with their program and hopes to connect the school with the local TLC Community Giving Garden. The Solana Center offers Composting in the Classroom presentations and Lunchroom Vermicomposting Programs for schools throughout San Diego County. Please contact Leslie Barnes for more information. Leslie(@)solanacenter.org

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Start composting lunchroom food scraps at your school with a large worm bin! The Solana Center offers a Lunchroom Vermicomposting Program that assists schools with the creation of a large worm bin to compost school-wide!

Program Highlights:

  • 45 minute vermicomposting presentation
  • Initial set up of large worm bin
  • Includes all materials (bin, worms, scale, signs)
  • Periodic monitoring and ongoing technical assistance from a Master Composter
  • Follow-up consultations and additional program assistance as needed

The Lunchroom Vermicomposting Program meets funding requirement for school garden grants. Please contact Leslie Barnes, Compost Program Coordinator, for more information.

Leslie[@]solanacenter.org (760) 436-7986 ext. 217

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Start composting at your school! The Solana Center for Environmental Innovation offers Classroom Vermicomposting Presentations for schools in San Diego County. These presentations are fun and educational and include hands-on learning about:

  • Recycling and composting
  • Decomposition
  • Worm Anatomy
  • Ecosystems
  • Life cycles of plants and animals

Presentations are conducted by Master Composters and include a desktop worm bin complete with worms, Vermicomposting Guide for Teachers, and free technical/program assistance.

Presentations meet funding requirements for school garden grants. Additional funding is available for schools in Encinitas and San Diego funded by the City of Encinitas and the City of San Diego.

For more information or to schedule a presentation contact Leslie Barnes, Compost Program Coordinator.

Leslie[@]solanacenter.org (760) 436-7986 ext. 217

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