Sustainable Living

At the Solar Living Institute, we teach practices, skills, and philosophies that allow individuals and communities to live more sustainably. Producing and preparing organic food, raising animals and using their byproducts, building and maintaining a home, using natural and earthen materials for building, reusing and conserving water, cultivating herbal medicine, and using primitive technologies are just a few of the many ways to live sustainably.  

Current Courses
Camping Reservation
Dates: 04/01/14 - 10/31/14
Location Hopland, CA Workshop students and other travelers may camp at the Solar Living Center, Hopland CA from April 1 to October 31. All campers are required to register, and must complete a camping reservation form, including Parking Pass, Camping Pass and Policy Agreement.
CAMPING FEES:  $25 per night/tent and $35 per night for RV (limited space available NO HOOKUPS). Bathrooms with toilets and sinks, an outdoor shower, and rustic, outdoor kitchen facilities are available. Call ahead of time for availability and set-up info.  Please bring a flash light or headlamp. DISCOUNT RATES for SLI MEMBERS AND WORKSHOP ATTEND...
UB103 Brew Your Own Beer
Dates: 09/20/14
Location Hopland, CA  $65
"BEER! Did that catch your attention? If so, then this class is just for you! This class will teach you all that you need to know to start brewing your own beer from home. From the history of beer and brewing, to ingredients, equipment, beer styles, and brewing sciences, this class will cover it all. The comprehensive, 4 hour class will take you from the ba...
SL111 Mushroom Cultivation
Dates: 10/18/14
Location Hopland, CA  $55.00
Join us to learn how to grow your own mushrooms. This class will cover information on the many roles of Fungi and its importance in today's world. {more} We will discuss basic propagation techniques using resources found at home, outdoor/indoor cultivation, and possibilities of mycoremediation of polluted soil.  Each student will receive one bag of inocul...
Wild and Scenic Film Festival
Dates: 10/25/14
Location Healdsburg, CA  $20, $15 students, $50 membership package


The Solar Living Institute is a 501 (c)(3) educational nonprofit organization offering instruction in solar training and sustainable practices.  Founded in 1998, we have been providing professional solar training and a wide array of sustainability courses for over 15 years. Our courses are taught by experienced practitioners who bring years of real world knowledge to the classroom with a focus on helping students prepare for job opportunities, start businesses, and live more sustainably.

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