Let's Get Serious About Living On This Planet!

Our Permaculture Design Course shows you how to regenerate the planet while providing for your food, water, energy, housing, job, and more.

Learn About Our Permaculture Certificate Program

Join Us For Some Natural Building

Learn how to build your own low cost, wood fired cob oven in our upcoming 2 day workshop.


  • How to make cob from your local soil

  • How to build the cob dome

  • Adding insulation to your oven

  • Mixing and applying a finish clay plaster to your oven

  • How to cook in the finished wood fired oven.

Limited Space Available

It is time for a new story...

One that is filled with hope, kindness, and a community spirit where local residents come together to create the world that we do want to live in. This story is about regenerating ourselves and the planet. 

Listen to Our Podcast!

How to respond when grocery stores and farm foods are low?


We launched a webinar to help people build quick food systems to help cope with the challenges presented with limited food supplies at grocery stores and farms.

We talk quick garden design, wild food harvesting, tips for starting a garden (even if you have no yard), and community strategies to building more gardens

Join Our Free Webinar

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We are the San Diego Sustainable Living Institute

In 2011 a few local San Diego residents came together to organzine around ecological and cultural restoration in San Diego. The result is the San Diego Sustainable Living Institute. 


Read Our Story

Support Local Southern California Farms!

A resilient food system starts with local resources and soils. Grow a garden and then support these local farms for what you don't grow. 

Find a Local Farm

The Regenerative Living School

Take control of your ecological future with these comprehensive courses.

Rainwater Harvesting

Learn the basics of harvesting rainwater in this hands-on workshop


Laundry to Landscape

Wash your clothes and water your fruit trees. This workshop will show you how.