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



Growing Community in the Garden

EVENT: Saturday, March 12 from 1:00 to 5:00pm

Let food be thy medicine; and medicine thy food. –Hippocrates

If food is good, then medicine is of no need, if food is not good, then medicine is of no use. –Charaka Samhita

In the teachings of ancient and indigenous forms of medicine throughout the world, including the art and science of Ayurveda, our foods and our medicines are combined. We know that food heals us, and this can be especially true when we receive food or medicine directly from the Earth, in our local regions, connected through our communities.

Now is the time to reclaim our ability to grow and utilize our own food and medicine and to come together in community to create and maintain vibrant green spaces. The Learning Garden is a nonprofit teaching garden located at Walgrove Avenue and Venice Boulevard in Venice, California. It was founded as a demonstration and teaching garden by Julie Mann and David Crow as part of an initiative to replant the global garden and give people the knowledge, inspiration and examples necessary to become gardeners of food and medicine.

Join the California Association of Ayurvedic Medicine, the Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Center of Los Angeles, LA YOGA Ayurveda and Health Magazine and The Learning Garden at Venice High School and volunteer for a day where we will be preparing the Ayurvedic teaching garden in the space.

This is a family-friendly event and an opportunity for all of us to share space and get our hands dirty together. The long-term goal is to have a place where people can plant, grow, watch, photograph, taste, smell, harvest, and enjoy Ayurvedic herbs growing in our local region.

Free event!

Date: Saturday, March 12, 2011

Time: 1:00–5:00 p.m.

Venue: The Learning Garden at Venice High School. On Venice Boulevard. Enter on Walgrove. Street parking available.

Bring: Gardening tools, layered clothing, sun protection, water, and a sense of fun

We’ll Provide: Supervision, equipment, music, food, and seeds for enjoying an afternoon in the garden

For more information, contact Felicia at 310-601-7914.

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