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



Simplify the Holidays Handmade Gifts Workshop

EVENT DATE: Sunday, November 17, 1:00-4:30 p.m.
VENUE: Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Center, 13325 Beach Ave, Marina del Rey, CA, 90292

A creative and experiential workshop co-hosted with Transition Culver City to inspire you for the holiday season. Enjoy conversation while learning to make simple gifts  that are fun to create and lovely to receive! This year we’re offering instruction in homemade beauty products, fruit preserves, and lovely fabric baskets made out of “upcycled” bed sheets. 

Homemade Moisturizer
All-natural moisturizers that don't contain any objectionable chemicals are expensive and hard to find.  Making your own is surprisingly easy and costs only pennies.  Michele de la Rosa teaches you a fun and easy recipe for a great moisturizer that contains only a few food-grade ingredients.  Small glass bottles will be available for a modest donation, or bring your own containers and then decorate them for gifts!
Sample Westside Produce Exchange

Naomi Curland, founder of the popular Westside Produce Exchange, demonstrates how to make holiday preserves. Using fruit from the Exchange and jars donated by reDiscover Center, you'll learn cooking tips and canning techniques, and then decorate your jar and take home a taste of homemade jam.

Fabric Baskets
You won't believe how simple it is to make a gorgeous coiled-fabric basket using a zig-zag stitch on a sewing machine. If you'd like to make a basket, bring cotton or cotton blend fabrics, scissors, and plenty of cotton blend clothesline and some binder clips for this project. If you want to prepare in advance, cut fabric into 1 x 18" (or longer) strips, on the bias.

We welcome you to bring other crafting materials such as glitter, ribbon, lace, hot glue guns, and fabric!

Children are welcome with supervising adults. Materials fee by donation of $5-10.

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