The San Diego Sustainable Living Institute offers hands-on training
to guide San Diego into an abundant green future: one home, one neighborhood, one community at a time.
Courses & Workshops
Restoration Agriculture with Mark Shepard Mark Shepard is the CEO of Forest Agriculture Enterprises and runs New Forest Farm, the 106-acre perennial agricultural forest considered by many to be one of the most ambitious sustainable agriculture projects in the United States (newforestfarm.net and forestag.com). New Forest Farm is a planned conversion of a typical row-crops grain farm...
Water Harvesting Tour The drought has officially been declared! And while we haven't been required to reduce water consumption, it is our responsibility to do our best to contribute to water conservation here in Southern California.
Most people don't think a substantial rainwater tank is warranted or that greywater is a feasible option. This...
Beginning Hive Inspection Photo by Derrik Chinn
Join us for some hands-on beekeeping! This class is part of the Natural Beekeeping Certificate program or can be taken alone. It will focus on basic hive inspections for new beekeepers. Learn how to properly protect yourself from the...
Laundry To Landscape Greywater When you wash your clothes, do you know where that water goes? Rather than letting this abundant resource go "down the drain" you can tap into it to sustainably irrigate your fruit trees and other landscape plants, getting your clothes and your conscience clean at the same time! This...
In the News
News 8 discusses the San Diego City Council's decision to lower permit requirements for greywater systems. Read the story here.