About

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
 
CC201 Green Your Grow 3 Day Intensive - Learn How to Grow More Sustainably
Dates: 03/16/18 - 03/18/18
Location: RATE: $795.00  EARLY BIRD RATE:  $595.00  Hopland, CA
Ready to Green Your Grow? Are you interested in learning how to grow clean and green Cannabis? Would you like to improve the quality of the cannabis you grow by moving beyond organic? Want to learn how to produce it using more sustainable, even regenerative practices? Well then, join us for this one of a kind class and learn how to Green Your Grow! This&nbs...
 
Intro to Aquaponics - the Holistic Design Approach
Dates: 04/07/18 - 04/08/18
Location: Hopland, CA  $275
What if there was way to produce an abundance of organic food using up to 98% less water, while producing up to ten times more food in the same amount of area? What if you could achieve this using 1/4 the amount of energy, in a system that is totally scalable, does not require fertile soil, saves you lots of time and labor, makes you a good living and is inc...
 
Master Composting – Making and Using Incredible Compost
Dates: 04/28/18 - 04/29/18
Location: Hopland. CA  $175
In this class you will learn how to make great living compost. Hands-on compost building, types, recipes, methods, maintenance, testing, tips, tricks and microscope basics. This class will focus on making high quality compost that you can NOT buy at the nursery. Unlike store bought, good homemade compost is fresh, in balance, full of oxygen and teaming with ...
 
CC201 Green Your Grow 3 Day Intensive - Learn How to Grow More Sustainably
Dates: 05/18/18 - 05/20/18
Location: RATE: $795.00  EARLY BIRD RATE:  $595.00  Hopland, CA
  Ready to Green Your Grow? Are you interested in learning how to grow clean and green Cannabis? Would you like to improve the quality of the cannabis you grow by moving beyond organic? Want to learn how to produce it using more sustainable, even regenerative practices? Well then, join us for this one of a kind class and learn how to Green Your Grow! ...
 
Making Compost Teas & Vortex Tea Brewer Construction
Dates: 06/02/18 - 06/03/18
Location: Hopland, CA  $195
Compost tea is not what you buy at the garden supply center and mix with water. The most powerful and effective compost teas are made from real live compost! In this course you will learn how to make specialized “true compost teas” for specific crops, needs, purposes and uses. Learn how to make compost teas that are balanced, living and effective. Learn...
 
CC101 Green Your Grow - How to Grow More Sustainable Cannabis Cultivation
Dates: 07/28/18
Location: $195  Hopland, CA  $165 early bird discount
  Learn how to get started in greening your growing projects. The class covers, water, soil, heating, cooling, ventilation, pests, fungus and more. In this 1-day Intro workshop Master Growers Max Meyers and Casey O'Neill will teach you the basic concepts of growing cannabis using ecological design. Topics include: How to Save U...
 
Intro to Aquaponics - the Holistic Design Approach
Dates: 08/11/18 - 08/12/18
Location: Hopland, CA  $275
  What if there was way to produce an abundance of organic food using up to 98% less water, while producing up to ten times more food in the same amount of area? What if you could achieve this using 1/4 the amount of energy, in a system that is totally scalable, does not require fertile soil, saves you lots of time and labor, makes you a good living an...

ABOUT SLI

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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