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:
Westside Produce Exchange: One Saturday per month
To join and find out the date of the next exchange,
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
Ordering Bulk Food is Fun!
Monthly orders from Azure Standard
Transition Mar Vista/Venice, along with Our Time Bank, participate in a monthly bulk food order from Azure Standard in Oregon. The variety and reasonable price of the natural food selections is impressive—large sacks of various grains, organic spices at prices that are hard to beat, jams, juices, nut butters, pasta, gluten-free products, and teas to mention a few—even some non-food items like essential oils, homeopathics and Seventh Generation toilet paper. A handful of us shared a 25 lb bag of black beans several orders ago. You can browse their website by category or brand (www.azurestandard.com).
Once you create an account online, you can sign in and see the prices. Be sure to put a "TB" before your name to indicate that your pickup is part of the Time Bank. You can create a list of Favorites, which makes ordering a breeze. If you don't need enough for the minimum order of $50, add your items to a fellow Transitioner or Time Banker's order. When you check out, choose "Truck Route" as your shipping preference. Indicate drop point #551552. It is the K4 route, and Barbara Berg is our point person. As long as you place your order by the deadline, a semi truck delivers it a week later in Playa del Rey. The Time Bank coordinates a driver to pick it up from there and leave it for pick-up on a member's front porch near Mark Twain Middle School. If you are interested in refrigerated or frozen items, plan to pick up your order directly from the truck—which is a community-building experience in itself!