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



Erica Wohldmann on Wild Food Foraging

EVENT DATE: Sunday, March 9, 1:00-3:00 p.m.
VENUE: Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Center, 13325 Beach Ave, Marina del Rey, CA, 90292

In 2013, Erica Wohldmann traveled through 16 states and Canada, living in National Forests and on other public lands, foraging all of her food. "Food is required for life," she says, "and what we’re eating is killing us." Having reconnected with nature and her food in this extraordinary way, Erica will share an empowering tale of how she nourished her body and soul while discussing the social and environmental importance of preserving the land on which our food grows.

While exploring North America on a quest to reclaim a diet naturally available, Erica occasionally gleaned from farmers markets and dumpsters, but mainly subsisted on what she found growing in the wild. "I traveled from forest to forest, chasing the rain, gathering wild and medicinal mushrooms, fruits, berries, vegetables, acorns, nuts, edible seeds for making breads, herbs for flavoring dishes, teas, and ingredients for medicinal beers that I crafted on the campfire.  Along the way I met a variety of interesting characters—farmers, foragers, hunters, and random strangers—who shared their wisdom, their food, and their homes."

Erica holds a joint Ph.D. in Cognitive Psychology and Cognitive Science (Philosophy of Mind) from the University of Colorado, Boulder. She is a professor at California State University, Northridge, where she teaches classes about eco-psychology, the psychology and politics behind our food choices, and best practices in sustainability. Her research focuses on food and consumer choices. In the community, Erica also teaches workshops on herbal and medicinal brewing, wild-food foraging, and primitive skills.

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