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
Installing a Rainwater Harvesting Tank 101 What better time than now it is to start harvesting and storing rainwater. The City of San Diego is giving away rebates of $1 per gallon of water storage capacity (up 400 gallons or $400). This means that you can almost install a 500 gallon tank for free! In this hands-on workshop participants will learn the...
Laundry to Landscape workshop for Teens 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 hands-on workshop will teach and inspire participants to install their own "Laundry...
Introduction to Beekeeping The San Diego City Council recently legalized backyard beekeeping so it is the perfect time to sign up and learn about the honeybee. Beekeeping is a an exciting and interesting hobby with delicious results. If you're thinking about starting a bee hive or are just curious about what's involved with...
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...
In the News
News 8 discusses the San Diego City Council's decision to lower permit requirements for greywater systems. Read the story here.