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



Eco-Movie Night: June 2012

Falling Up
Event: Saturday, June 9 from 7:00–9:00pm

An insightful look at the power of human transformation of a man who overcame drug addiction and life on the streets of Los Angeles

The portrait of Johnny Popp runs counter to many preconceptions of the homeless. Intelligent, gifted with a sense of humor and a philosophical attitude, he practices a brutally honest self-awareness. His concentration on one individual never limits the filmmaker. Litwinczuk  finds the universal in the particular allowing Johnny to stand in for the many disenfranchised. He broadens the scope of his lens further to incorporate those remarkable people who serve the homeless, such as Mark Moten, mental health worker, and Lilian Lucero, the case manager who handles the complicated bureaucratic paperwork that makes the reintegration back into society possible. The film also presents the daily struggle that the LA Police Dept. has in keeping order on the streets and Dept. of Health’s challenge to care for the uninsured. (53 minutes)

An inner-transition community discussion will follow with filmmaker & TMV/V member, Stephon Litwinczuk

Donations welcome

Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Center
13325 Beach Avenue Marina del Rey, CA 90292