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



Lawn Removal Work Party

EVENT: Friday, January 13, 2012 from 1:30–4:30pm

Follow-up small-group WORK PARTY. The grass is out (and growing back!). Extra horsepower needed to accelerate the continuing dirt removal process. Tools and refreshments will be provided. Bring gloves. Hoping to be in good shape for the Mar Vista Green Garden showcase in April.

Don't miss Stephon Litwinczuk's 4-minute video of the first work day embedded at the bottom of the post!

EVENT: Sunday, November 13, 2011 from 9:00am–5:00pm

Many hands make light work. Join us as we convert a Mar Vista parkway into a drought-tolerant oasis, complete with water catchment and California native plants, working around an existing century-old palm tree. Come for a few hours or the whole day. Build community as we build the garden. How far we get through the following steps depends on how many hands are on deck!

1. Remove the top 3" of grass/soil with pick axe, shovel and hoe (avoiding the existing sprinkler system). Carry sod away.

2. Build up a berm at the northeast corner of the parkway. Place header-board edging around islands. (The shape of two undulating islands and a path are marked with stakes, protecting the flare of the palm tree.) Break up soil within islands. Amend with compost.

3. Tamp down and level a layer of sand; lay in square pavers (hopefully water-permeable) for the path.

4. Apply and tamp down the stabilized decomposed granite around the islands and path.

5. Plant islands and mulch.

6. Convert existing spray sprinkler circuit to a drip irrigation system with a drip emitter for each plant.

Site: 3875 Marcasel Avenue, Mar Vista 90066

Lunch and refreshments provided. Please bring work gloves, a hat, sunscreen and a water bottle.


THANK YOU SO MUCH for helping with this project!

Watch a VIDEO of the day!

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