Friday, February 26, 2010

Here Comes the Sun...

It is with great anticipation that I launch this new blog! On Monday, I will join six individuals from around the world to begin a nine-month internship program at the Solar Living Institute in Hopland, California - located about 90 miles north of San Francisco in Mendocino County. The SLI provides hands-on, practical training opportunities in renewable energy design and installation, sustainable building practices and construction methods, and organic farming/gardening techniques. I look forward to getting my hands dirty in each of these areas, while thoroughly exploring a region that has been on the cutting edge of clean energy production and green job creation for several years.

This blog will function as a visual diary of my experience living and working at the Solar Living Institute. I look forward to sharing my discoveries with you along the way -- how to install a solar panel on your roof, how to build an energy efficient home, or how to brew your own beer. If I can do it, anyone can!


  1. Looking forward to hearing all about your new adventure! It sounds like an amazing experience!

  2. I looked at the photos on their website and wow! It's a fantasy land come true. Who wouldn't love a solar powered merry-go-round? Have an amazing time! An appropriate parting song...

  3. So glad you're blogging about this. It will be quite the adventure!

    - Laura

  4. Way to go!
    I know that you are going to have an incredible adventure and we are all so happy you will be sharing it with us.
    The blog look GREAT by the way ;)

    All my love,

  5. I am so excited for you!*