Transition Mar Vista/Venice

Transition Mar Vista/Venice
Transition Mar Vista/Venice projects include Little Free Libraries community build days and Good Karma Gardens pay-it-forward edible gardens. Join us for these activities, as well as many others!

Calendar

EVENTS

Sunday, February 1, 2:00-5:00 p.m.

Sunday, February 1, 2-5:00 p.m.

Facing the Future with Emotional and Spiritual Maturity

Inner transition monthly book group with Swami Omkarananda
and Reverend Peter H. Rood


Saturday, February 7, 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Valentines Making and Music Appreciation
at the Santa Monica Bay Woman's Club

Saturday, February 7, 7:00 p.m.

Tuesday, February 10, 7:00 p.m.


Saturday, February 21, 2:30 p.m.
Seed Library of Los Angeles Monthly Meeting

Sunday, March 8
Seeds of Peace: Honoring Water, Source of Life
Early-bird conference registration ends February 8!

OF INTEREST TO MEMBERS

The Guerrila Gardener
Our friends at the Argonaut spotlight Sunshine Partnerships and other urban farmers

Urgent Gardening: A Citizen Yogi's Call to Action
The Argonaut profiles Swami Omkarananda

A New Parkway Vision for Culver City
Transition Culver City members mobilize to produce a compelling film about sustainable alternatives to wasteful grass parkways

Oneness Media Wins Best Healthy Cities Short Film Award
The New Urban Film Festival recognizes Stephon Litwinczuk's documentary about TMV/V

ONGOING

Good Karma Garden Project: Pay-it-forward edible gardens
Email transitionmarvista@gmail.com for location information

Westside Produce Exchange: One Saturday per month; to join, e-mail westsideproduce@gmail.com
Next exchange: January 24, 2015

Our Time Bank: Check OTB's Web site for schedule of events and monthly potluck
Visit ourtimebank.com for details
Next potluck: February 8, 2015

Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Center: Check Sivananda's Web site for class schedule and special events
sivanandala.org

Link to PAST EVENTS


1/30/15

Transition Tuesday at Holy Nativity Community Hall

EVENT DATE: Tuesday, February 10, 7:00 p.m.
VENUE: Holy Nativity Episcopal Church Community Hall, 6700 W 83rd St., Westchester, CA 90045

RSVP: grant_elektra@yahoo.com 

This month Transition Tuesday moves to the community hall at Holy Nativity Episcopal Church in Westchester, where our friend Reverend Peter Rood welcomes TMV/V members and students from the Human Ecology class at Otis College of Art and Design.

Human Ecology students from Otis College

Led by TMV/V member Elektra Grant, the Human Ecology class is open to Sustainability minors, and these students have been working with Transition as a community partner. Students will be presenting their final group projects, which propose creative solutions to help TMV/V meet its aims and increase its effectiveness.  

We hope you will join us! Please bring a dish to share, along with your own plate, serving and eating utensils, napkin, and beverage container for a zero waste event.


Community garden at Holy Nativity Church.

1/29/15

Eco Movie Night: Everybody Bikes

EVENT DATE: Saturday, February 7, 7:00pm, FREE
VENUE: Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Center, 13325 Beach Avenue, Marina del Rey 90232

Please RSVP: TransitionCulverCity@gmail.org




Does riding around L.A. seem like a solitary, not-so-safe way to travel? Transition Culver City co-hosts this screening, panel, and discussion designed to help you learn about new cycling resources and introduce you to bicycle enthusiasts who will get your wheels turning.

Meet cyclist-activists and bike-walk-tavists who are changing L.A. from a crowded, alienating car town to a bike- and ped-friendly village.

Biking is for everyone!

12/26/14

Eco Movie Night: Who Cares?

EVENT DATE: Saturday, January 10, 7:00pm, FREE
VENUE: Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Center, 13325 Beach Avenue, Marina del Rey 90232

Please RSVP: TransitionMarVista@gmail.com


Who Cares? is an award-winning documentary about social entrepreneurs trying to solve problems around the world. Directed by Maria Mourão, it was filmed in Brazil, Tanzania, Germany, the U.S., and Canada. It tells the stories of everyday people who have cared enough to make a big difference in their communities and the world.

As Mourão explains, “Our goal was to disseminate content about this new way of living life, about what we can learn from this amazing group of people who can look at the world’s biggest problems as opportunities and not impossible obstacles.”

The 93-minute film will be followed by discussion.

12/25/14

Transition Tuesday Potluck at the Little Blue House

EVENT DATE: Tuesday, January 13, 7:00 p.m.
VENUE: The Little Blue House (Transition Culver City HQ), 11182 Rhoda Way, Culver City, CA 90230

RSVP: TransitionCulverCity@gmail.com

(This chicken for meeting, not for eating.)
This month Transition Culver City hosts our Transition Tuesday potluck. As always, bring a dish to share and be prepared to engage with neighbors who share a Transition agenda.

Here are some topics that might come up: localization (food, investing—you name it), gardening, alternative transportation or health care, the sharing economy, the bees, our fears of the future, permaculture practices, how to reduce and reuse, celebrating life!). A little familiarity with the Transition ideas or The Transition Handbook by Rob Hopkins, would be helpful, but it's not necessary.

12/22/14

Good Karma Gardens at Beit T'Shuvah Urban Farm

EVENT DATE: Monday, December 29, 2014, 2:00-5:00 p.m.
VENUE: Beit T'Shuvah, 8831 Venice Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90034



Calling all Good Karma Gardeners! In the spirit of holiday giving, join us at the nonprofit Beit T’Shuvah to jump-start their organic therapeutic garden program for the winter season. Volunteers at Beit T’Shuvah, a residential treatment center for addiction, started the garden in the summer of 2013. It has provided a super positive way for the residents to learn about healthy food, growing organic, and building community. Be part of this wonderful evolution in urban farming!

Be sure to dress for the weather. Bring some layers, a hat, and a reusable water bottle, and gardening tools if you have them.

Watch the inspiring video that tells the origin story of the Beit T'Shuvah garden:

11/26/14

Eco Movie Night: Inspiration from the 2014 Bioneers Conference

EVENT DATE: Saturday, December 6, 7:00pm, FREE
VENUE: Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Center, 13325 Beach Avenue, Marina del Rey 90232

Please RSVP: TransitionMarVista@gmail.com


Founded in 1990, Bioneers promotes practical environmental solutions and innovative social strategies for restoring Earth’s imperiled ecosystems and healing our human communities. 

This month's eco movie night includes excerpts from the most recent conference, held in October, plus a short film by Louie Schwartzberg, Humanity's Great Transitionexcerpts from the most recent annual conference in October Our own Bioneer-in-residence, Anneke Campbell, facilitates the discussion follows the screening.

Featured speakers:
  • Mycologist Paul Stamets
  • Youth leader Xuihtezcatl Martinez
  • Naomi Klein on capitalism versus the climate 
  • Green chemist John Warner
  • Potawatomi teacher Robin Kimmerer on what we can learn from plants





11/25/14

Transition Tuesday at Otis College

EVENT DATE: Tuesday, December 9, 7:00 p.m.
VENUE: Otis College of Art and Design, 9045 Lincoln Blvd., Los Angeles 90045

This month our usual Transition Tuesday moves to the Human Ecology class at Otis College of Art and Design. Led by TMV/V member Elektra Grant, the Human Ecology class is open to Sustainability minors, and these students have been working with Transition as a community partner. Students will be presenting their final group projects, which propose creative solutions to help TMV/V meet its aims and increase its effectiveness.  

Otis College Human Ecology students learn about soil health.
The students look forward to meeting you and becoming familiar with the Transition "potluck culture."  We hope you will join us! Please bring a dish to share, along with your own plate, serving and eating utensils, napkin, and beverage container for a zero waste event.

Limited to 18, please RSVP: grant_elektra@yahoo.com 

Location details:
Otis College of Art and Design, 9045 Lincoln Blvd., Los Angeles 90045
Ahmanson Building, Room 102A  

Parking:
Enter the Otis parking structure from La Tijera, west of Lincoln Blvd.  The arm will lift when you enter, park on upper levels.  Street parking is also available, but read signs for restrictions.

Carpooling is always encouraged!