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
Building Resilient Communities Convergence
Dates: 10/08/15 - 10/11/15
Location Hopland, CA
SEE  Building Resilient Communities website for details and tickets....
SL118 Wild Mushrooms
Dates: 10/17/15
Location Hopland, CA  $60.00
This class is taught by local, wild mushroom expert, Eric Shramm, owner and operator of Mendocino Mushrooms and a mushroom enthusiast since the 70’s. Eric will share his knowledge of hunting and how to identify and determine which mushrooms are edible and poisonous, and which are top grade versus inferior quality.  He’ll recommend simple co...


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.

ACCREDITED BY IREC - Registered Provider of NABCEP

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