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Solana Center offers free composting workshops, solar presentation in July

These events are offered through the Solana Center for Environmental Innovation in July:

• 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, July 11, Free Manure Management and Composting Workshop, Creek Point Alpaca Farm, 30900 Lilac Road, Valley Center, CA 92082.

Learn how to protect your local watershed and produce a fantastic soil product from horse manure. Composting is easy and inexpensive. Improper disposal of manure is unsightly, breeds flies, may create health hazards, and can contaminate local streams and water sources. Registration required: https://www.solanacenter.org/free-compost-workshops.

• 9-11 a.m. July 18, Free Composting Workshop, Alta Vista Gardens, 1270 Vale Terrace Drive, Vista, CA 92084.

Learn what composting is and why it is so important, what tools and materials you’ll need, which items are compostable and which are not, and how to harvest and use your compost in the right way! Registration required: https://www.solanacenter.org/free-compost-workshops.

• 10-11 a.m. July 19, “Solar Energy: Facts vs. Fiction,” San Diego Botanic Garden, 230 Quail Gardens Drive, Encinitas, CA 92024. Fee: $30 for Botanic Garden Members, $36 nonmembers. Fee includes admission to Botanic Garden

Mike Davidson, founder and general manager of San Diego County Solar, will cut through the misinformation and provide you with a clear understanding of residential solar technology, the benefits of solar — environmental and economic — and the real costs. Bring your questions! Registration required: https://www.solanacenter.org/event/solar-energy-facts-vs-fiction.

• 10 a.m.-noon July 25, Free Composting Workshop, Calavera Hills Community Garden, 2997 Glasgow Drive, Carlsbad, CA 92010.

Learn what composting is and why it is so important, what tools and materials you’ll need, which items are compostable and which are not, and how to harvest and use your compost in the right way! Registration required: https://www.solanacenter.org/free-compost-workshops.


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