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!



Saturday, December 6, 7:00 p.m. FREE
Eco Movie Night: Inspiration from the 2014 Bioneers Conference

Sunday, December 7, 2:00-5:00 p.m.
Facing the Future with Emotional and Spiritual Maturity
Inner transition monthly book group with Swami Omkarananda and
Reverend Peter H. Rood

Tuesday, December 9, 7:00 p.m.
Transition Tuesday Potluck at Otis College

Saturday, December 13, 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Westside Repair Cafe
Co-sponsored by Our Time Bank and the City of Santa Monica
Resource Recovery & Recycling Division

Saturday, December 13, 6:00-9:30 p.m. FREE
Sivananda Annual Holiday Party and Potluck


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: Pay-it-forward edible gardens
Email for location information

Westside Produce Exchange: One Saturday per month; to join, e-mail
Next exchange: TBD

Our Time Bank: Check OTB's Web site for schedule of events and monthly potluck
Visit for details
Next potluck: TBD

Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Center: Check Sivananda's Web site for class schedule and special events



Little Free Library Boxes

EVENT: Saturday, June 30 from 9:30am–4:00pm

We are joining the Little Free Library movement, with its mission of promoting the love of reading and a sense of community through free book exchanges. People who saw our sample boxes at the Mar Vista Farmers Market loved them!

Participate in our day-long arts event—a joint project with the Joyful Activists and Foster the Future—to build and decorate a number of these Little Free Library boxes. Everyone is welcome, including children five and up. Use a hammer and nails, slather on the primer, or use paints and varnishes to decorate the boxes once they are built. Donations of supplies are welcome (scrap wood and repurposed items). Foster the Future's website has a list of specific supplies needed, and other fun details.

Check in at 9:30am, work begins at 10:00am, closing ceremony at 4:00pm. Don't worry if you can't make it for the whole day, join us when you can.

RSVP to and you will receive a confirmation email with more information.

There will be food provided by Whole Foods Market Venice and the Dragon Pizza Oven.

Live music, djs, and lots of fun.

You are welcome to help install the little library boxes the following day (7/1). 

These library boxes in yards and on streets will enable you to share books and conversation with neighbors and friends for years to come. 

To learn more, visit Little Free Library website 

Please bring sunscreen, a hat, reusable water bottle, and tools, if you have them.

Also, please bring a buck and a book to donate. 

Coeur d'Alene Elementary School
810 Coeur d'Alene Ave.
Venice, CA 90291