Saturday, May 25, 12:00 p.m.
Good Karma Garden Project—Pay-it-forward edible gardens
Westside Produce Exchange—One Saturday per month; e-mail email@example.com
Next exchange: May 25
Our Time Bank—Check OTB's Web site for schedule of events and monthly potluck
OTB Members Repair Cafe, May 18
Tuesday, January 3, 2012
Help Create a Rain Barrel Overflow Rain Garden
EVENT: Saturday, January 28 from 9:00am–3:00pm
A TRANSITION WORK PARTY!
OK, you've done the right thing and installed your rainwater barrels—so now what?
Create an adjacent Rain Garden for the overflow!
Come join your local Transition chapters and friends for this barn-raising-style work party to help support residential lawn conversions. On this project, come learn "on-the-job" as you help install a simple passive, hidden "reservoir" for rain water collection to transform this 8'x15' patch of dirt into a garden of edible CA natives.
Depending on time & number of volunteers, we will :
1. Dig the pits & sculpt berms to create our reservoir,
2. Install subsurface pipes from the rainwater tanks to increase percolation,
3. Fill the reservoir with mulch,
4. Plant trellised currants & gooseberries (Ribes spp.)
(best CA native edible for this shady understory region next to the parkway trees)
Landscape architect John Tikotsky will be on hand to lead the troops as well as give short teach-ins on how to calculate your roof's water catching capacity and other water catchment strategies.
Water gardens provide no-cost irrigation to the homeowner while helping replenish our local aquifer and protecting our seas by capturing on-site what would have become urban street runoff.
Bring your gardening gloves, wear sturdy shoes and be ready to get dirty! Some tools will be provided, but you are welcome to bring your favorite digging tools from home (Also seeking a wheelbarrow). The day includes lunch and other refreshments, some music and lots of good cheer from your local Transition groups. All volunteers of every level of expertise are welcome.
Co-hosted by Transition Mar Vista and Transition Culver City as part of their re-skilling workshop efforts and the TCC GrassUpRoots campaign.
LOCATION: 11375 Matteson Ave., LA 90066
(Includes lunch & other refreshments)
“If we want thriving landscapes, abundant food, strong communities, and sustainable economies, we can start by treasuring the rain.”
— Nate Downey, author of Harvest the Rain