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!


HELLO! We invite you to explore the resources and links posted here. For information about Transition Mar Vista/Venice's events, please check (and like!) our Facebook page:


Good Karma Garden Project: Pay-it-forward edible gardens
Email for location information

Westside Produce Exchange: One Saturday per month
To join and find out the date of the next exchange,

Our Time Bank: Check OTB's Web site for schedule of events and monthly potluck
Visit for details and date of next potluck

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


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



Time Bank in Mar Vista!

What is a Time Bank?
A Time Bank is a community of people who support each other. For every hour you help another member, you earn a Time Dollar. Then you can use that Time Dollar to have a neighbor help you. You can get help with gardening, walking your dog, running errands, learning to play an instrument, or using your computer. There's no minimum or maximum time commitment. It's like bartering time, but you don't have to trade directly with the person who helps you.

Apply online to the
Culver City/Mar Vista/Palms (Venice) Time Bank. Once you've been accepted (most people are), you will receive an email link to build your time bank profile (think Craigslist meets Facebook). From there, you will begin listing the services and exchanging time with others. Check the website for the date of the next monthly orientation, which is often followed by a community potluck meal, if you're interested.

Here is contact information for Culver City/Palms/Mar Vista (Venice) Time Bank:
Melissa Minkin, coordinator

Here is the website to visit to learn about and get involved in the LETSystem (Local Exchange Trading System):
There is a lot of information on this site for all different ways to be involved in sharing - scroll down the page to learn about and get involved in LETS.

We need each other!

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