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Ch...Ch...Ch...Changes at the Solar Living Center

05/31/2019 14:51

Ch...Ch...Ch...Changes at the Solar Living Center

For those of you who have not heard, about a month ago we sold the Solar Living Center to Flow Kana in Redwood Valley, CA. We see this as a very positive move as Flow Kana's mission dovetails perfectly with the Solar Living Institute's mission of promoting inspirational environmental education. Flow Kana is strongly supporting the Solar Living Institute's educational efforts and programs going forward and we are thrilled to have them as a partner.

If you're interested, you can read more about the transition in news articles published by the Ukiah Daily Journal and Santa Rosa Press Democrat.

Flow Kana together with us at the SLI have many plans for further development at the Solar Living Center. We're looking to do a Biodynamic Demonstration Garden, a much deeper planting of our gorgeous landscaping, turning it into a veritable 'Garden of Eden,' and an exciting Solar/Cannabis/Back-to-the-Land museum that highlights Mendocino County's role in the solar movement, the organic movement, the anti-GMO movement, and the early Cannabis movement. After that we're looking at the possibility of a new kitchen and café on site featuring our own SLC-grown produce.

More exciting news is that we're planning to relaunch SolFest at the 2020 Summer Solstice, the weekend of June 20-21, bigger and better than ever! Stay tuned. And we want to create an up-to-date Climate Change display to wake up the world about the imminent crisis our species is facing and what me must do to avoid the sixth extinction.

On site we're planning on converting our current Real Goods store to a 'Solar Living Store' managed by us at the Solar Living Institute. The off-grid systems sales division of Real Goods will be continuing. I will be staying on site for at least two more years to help manifest the new vision. In short, the SLI is stronger and more vibrant than ever; check out our new workshop lineup.

We hope you will continue to support us through your memberships and donations with which we've come to rely on for our growth and continued development and which we very much appreciate! Stop by and say hi this Summer and please come to our 51st annual Solstice Celebration on June 20th!

For the Earth,

John Schaeffer,

Solar Living Institute Founder and Board Chair

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