*Resilient* Mar Vista!


*Resilient* Mar Vista!

Share your knowledge, skills and resources. Help your neighborhood become more self-sufficient -- "do more with less." A spin-off of the MarVista Green Committee. Drop by the Marvista Farmer's Market and look for the booth or display to connect.

Location: Marvista
Members: 14
Latest Activity: Sep 8, 2010

Resiliency Resources 4 the Ballona Bioregion

{A work in progress - sorry about the formatting glitches but ning is a bit weird...}
Mar Vista Garden Tour: Sunday, April 26-2-6pm.
Go to Green LA
Los Angeles Permaculture Guild List Serve. Subscribe at:
Gardenerd Blog:"The Ultimate Resource for Garden Nerds"
Westside Permaculture Guild
Harvest Westchester: Connecting excess fruit with people in need - promoting sustainable use of local food resources.
Transition Towns California
HopeDance Magazine
LA Post Carbon: local branch of peak oil-activist network.
New Resource Bank - San Francisco-based, but pretty cool in terms of their support for green building and solar, cleantech start-ups. Well capitalized and very conservative lending policies.
Permaculture Credit Union: Again not local, but a good place to stash some money that may not earn much return but definitely supports good stuff.
"Gaia Sangha" eco-community in Mar Vista
"Waterwoman Gardens" Shared Housing
LA Eco Village
Sustainable Works Home and small business eco-assessments, education.
Farmlab - Great downtown space hosting lectures, workshops, performances, themed around urban agriculture and sustainability - offshoot of the South Central Farm.
Fallen Fruit Maps
West LA Rare Fruit Growers Association
Homegrown Evolution
Green LA Girl's Guide to Los Angeles

Path to Freedom
: Urban homesteaders in Pasadena, growing 2-3 tons of veggies & fruit on a quarter-acre lot every year!
Silverlake Farms
Edible Los Angeles

Sustainable Santa Monica
Office of Sustainability & the Environment
7Viridity/a> - Green janitorial and eco-assessment services
Rainbud Recycled Rainbarrels

Discussion Forum

World Environment Day 2009 - Tips to Green Your Routine

Started by James Brennan Jun 4, 2009.

Comment Wall

Comment by A Few Good Ideas on March 4, 2009 at 1:33pm
The closest free city mulch made from our Green bins has now reopened near the old site at 6000 West Jefferson 90016 but the trick is they relocated it to the rear of the property. Driving Eastbound on Jefferson after Culver City ends and LA begins look for 6000 W. Jefferson but then turn right on Holdredge Ave. 1 block and right on Bowcroft Street 1 block to the end. The mulch pile is on the right next to the chain link fence. Didn't seem to be gated so it should be available 24/7. The city replenishes it every few weeks or days depending on use. Bring your own shovel, bags, pickup truck etc.
Comment by Christy the Gardenerd on March 4, 2009 at 4:24pm
Sweet! I need mulch sooooo badly.
Comment by John Ayers on March 5, 2009 at 9:16am
Also, consider speaking with Venice Gardens...
Comment by Tony Crawford on March 12, 2009 at 3:39pm
Here's a wonderful resource for dramatically reducing your footprint, stress, and waist: C.I.C.L.E.

They might also make a great guest for the Green Committee at the Farmer's Market.
Comment by Sherri Akers on March 12, 2009 at 3:41pm
Does anyone know a collection center for wine corks so they will be recycled? In Northern California you can take them to Whole Foods but they have not implemented it here yet. We had a community member ask about it. Thanks!
Comment by Tony Crawford on March 12, 2009 at 3:48pm
Sherri, If there aren't too many I could take them and put them in my compost.
Comment by Christy the Gardenerd on March 12, 2009 at 3:55pm
I mail my corks to:

Wine Cork Recycling
Yemm & Hart Ltd.
425 North Chamber Drive
Fredericktown, MO 63645

They have a website that you can follow the progress. Just search for Yemm & Hart or Wine Cork Recycling.
Comment by Sherri Akers on March 12, 2009 at 3:56pm
Fred - apparently recycling corks could have a big impact when you start considering restaurants etc. There is a movement to do it that began in Oregon and moved to No Calif. Whole Foods told me they plan to expand it to So Cal but they don't know when. I found this organization that you can send them to but postage for any significant quantity would be costly. I was thinking we could have a collection bin at the booth at Farmers Market is we had a destination for them. But I don't think you want hundreds of them....?
Comment by Sherri Akers on March 12, 2009 at 3:57pm
Great minds think alike! Would it be to $$ if we were to collect them at the booth?
Comment by Christy the Gardenerd on March 12, 2009 at 4:12pm
Yemm Hart takes corks as donations, they don't pay for them. So there really isn't any money in it for us at this point, that I know of anyway.


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