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Earth Day 2017 Event at the Solar Living Center

04/02/2017 17:36

Earth Day 2017 Event at the Solar Living Center

There's no better place on Earth to celebrate Earth Day than at the world-famous Solar Living Center, where renewable energy, permaculture, and green living converge on 12 beautiful acres along California's historic Highway 101 in Mendocino County!

Join us on April 22 for this FREE, family-friendly event featuring kids' crafts, acoustic music, solar boat races, a BIG sale at the Real Goods Store, and much more!

Workshops

  • 11:00 - How Do We Build an Eco-Sustainable World? – Solar Tony
  • 12:00 - What is Permaculture? – Landa Roon
  • 1:00 - Solar Water Pumping – Paul Renna
  • 2:00 - Fungi and Soil – Rye N. Flint
  • 3:00 - Getting Started with Chickens – Jini Reynolds
  • 4:00 - Basics of Building with Cob – Miguel Elliott


Activities

  • Make a pot, plant a seed – all day
  • Seed & seedling exchange, tree giveaway – all day
  • Face painting– all day
  • Ribbon tree: "What can you do to make the Earth a better place to live?" – all day
  • Chalk drawing – all day
  • Bubbles – all day
  • Corn hole game – all day
  • Solar Boat races – 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. (TBD, may change)
  • Spinning Wheel – all day, one spin per person (hand stamp)
  • Tesla viewing – all day


Ongoing Education at Booths

  • Hopland Field Station (12:00 - 2:00)
  • Solar Water Pumping
  • Water storage systems
  • Sheep, Wool, Spinning – demonstration
  • Useful information table – handouts with a variety of useful, educational tools
  • Workshops & Solar Living Institute info
  • Aquaponics display
  • KZYX


Food

  • Pizza, popcorn
  • Pulled pork sandwiches and potato salad from The Golden Pig
  • Sandwiches, snacks, ice cream, drinks
  • Beer & wine


The Solar Living Center is located at 13771 S. Hwy 101 in Hopland, California 95449. It's about 100 miles north of San Francisco.

For the Earth,

John Schaeffer,

Real Goods Founder and former President

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