photos by Mark Whitehouse 

The Solana Center’s innovative Eco Container, sponsored by Kashi, was unveiled on opening day at the San Diego County Fair. County Supervisor Dave Roberts spoke at the ceremony and cut the ribbon, making the unveiling official. “The event was so educational and I know each of us went home with new information that has us buzzing with hope that we can continue our learning with our very own vermicomposting bin at the Kashi office,” said Natalie Gattrell, Associate Brand Manager for Kashi. “I’m personally so excited to continue enriching our Kashi garden with healthy soil.” The Eco Container is a repurposed shipping container that will serve as a center for environmental innovation, featuring solar energy, a greywater demo system, rain barrels, composting, drought-tolerant landscaping, and California-friendly gardens. Learn more at