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



Please Refyll! All about Eco-Safe Home and Body Care Products

This event includes hands-on workshops led by members of Transition Mar Vista/Venice! Bring your own clean glass containers for great re-use ideas.

EVENT DATE: Saturday, May 11, 2:00 p.m.
VENUE: Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Center, 13325 Beach Ave, Marina del Rey, CA, 90292

Jenn Wedlake, co-founder of the home- and body-care company Refyll (of Mar Vista Farmers Market-fame), presents reusable solutions to replace disposable packaging and wasteful delivery methods. The discussion includes a “hands on” workshop making our own eco-friendly products.

Agnes Anderson will guide you in taking a closer look at some simple, inexpensive ingredients you may already have on hand—like vinegar (distilled white and apple cider), salt, lemons, baking soda, olive oil and hydrogen peroxide—to see how they can replace many of your current cleaning products. Favorites include an all-purpose vinegar spray, an oven cleaning paste and a wood floor cleaner.

You’ll find out how to get information on decoding the names of some undesirable petroleum products that may be lurking in the ingredients list of products you currently use. And you’ll learn about recent research by the EnvironmentalWorking Group regarding green products. Known ingredients are rated based on their potential health hazards, such as asthma/respiratory, skin allergies, developmental and reproductive toxicity, and cancer and environment.

In a hands-on workshop, Michele de la Rosa teaches you to make a homemade olive oil moisturizer. As Kelly Coyne and Erik Knutzen write in Making It: Radical Home Ec for a Post-Consumer World, "All-natural moisturizers, ones that don't contain any objectionable chemicals (like artificial scents and preservatives), are expensive and hard to find. Making your own is surprisingly easy and costs only pennies. You'll quickly get addicted to the luxury of slathering yourself from head to toe in rich, gentle, nourishing cream." It's all true and it's also fun to make! It's even more fun when we make it together.

Read the inspiring Refyll story: 

Additional resources:
Sustainable Living