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



Good Karma Garden Project

An ongoing gift economy project, launched spring 2012

Visit the Good Karma Gardens web site

Our mission is to enable people to grow and eat nutritious, delicious and sustainable food, starting small and paying it forward. Whether you live in an apartment or home, rent or own, have a yard or patio or balcony, we welcome all comers. We will provide free guidance and help to participants who are willing to show up for each other and learn. If you want to join in, either as a volunteer, or to start a garden yourself, contact Swami at

For those wanting garden guidance, to help us understand your specific needs, please answer this Questionnaire:

Name, address, phone # and email.

How did you learn about us?

What kind of food do you want to grow that you like to eat?
Do you own or rent?  Have you got a little patch in the sun?
Can you pay for starter plants, compost, and materials if needed?
Are you willing to learn to use natural rather than chemical pest controls?     

Once your garden is established, can you spend a few hours per week maintaining it?
If not, can you get or hire someone else to do this work?"

Are you willing to work on one or two neighbors' projects in order to learn and give back?