New SLR Warehouse and Sustainable Living Center in Oakland
SLR Sustainable Living Center
In order to prepare for the upcoming tours, SLR has secured a new warehouse to create a collaborative office space, store our existing infrastructure and build out new demonstration showcases, vehicles and much more. Aside from the needs of SLR, our goal is to turn this into a public serving experiential learning center to showcase and foster sustainable living practices, urban homesteading, community resiliency & preparedness, social justice and artistic expression. We will incubate this local sustainability hub to allow people to see solutions in practice and gain access to the knowledge and resources to empower them to take action in their own lives, neighborhoods, towns, cities, and bio-regions.
Demonstration Stations / Educational Exhibits
In a variety of sustainable practices: Rainwater Collection, Grey Water Systems, Composting, Aquaculture, Renewable Energy Systems (Wind, Solar, Geothermal, Pedal Power, etc), Gardens in a variety of Containers, Rooftop, Window boxes,
Urban Garden & Farm
featuring cultivation of vegetables, fruits, Culinary Herbs, Native Plants, Medicinal Plants, Micro-Greens, Chickens, Bees and other beneficial insects and animals, Nursery & Greenhouse
Urban Gardening, Farming, Permaculture & Homesteading, Rainwater Harvesting, Greywater Systems, Natural Building: Cob, Strawbale, recycled/reclaimed materials, Mycelium / Mushroom Remediation, Renewable Energy Systems, Food Justice, Food Security, Slow Food, Composting (including Vermiculture), Arts and Crafts
Green Corps – Neighborhood Resiliency Response Teams
Training & coordinating local volunteers in neighborhood sustainability projects
Community Shop Spaces
Bicycle Mechanics, Art BIKES, and bicycle trailers, Metal, Wood & Other Crafts(Silkscreen, Ceramics, etc), Bus /Auto Mechanic (Biofuel Conversions & Carshare)
Featuring a craft & costume shop, open space for rehearsals, classes, and performance.
Rotating Sculpture Garden
Featuring local artists’ creative work using natural materials and environmental themes