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 Gardens Yard Party!

EVENT DATE: Saturday, March 29, 2014, 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
LOCATION: 2454 Louella Ave., Venice 90291 MAP 
Brunch included!
Calling all Good Karma Gardeners!

Posted by Matt van Diepen, cofounder of Good Karma Gardens and proprietor at Home Grown Gardens in Los Angeles

Spring is here! The sunshine and warm breeze are calling us out to the garden.

Lots of folks have asked how they can become more involved in hands-on gardening activities in the community. Good Karma Gardens is a pay-it-forward initiative of Transition Mar Vista/Venice that's open to all volunteers. We’ve been helping our friend Julie Mann, founder of the Learning Garden at Venice High School and a founding member of TMV/V, to rip out her grass parkway to make room for an edible garden. Julie’s house will be the TMV/V and GKG hub during this year’s Mar Vista Green Garden Showcase on April 26.

The Showcase is a wonderful event where all the hard work our neighbors have put into their gardens will be in full bloom. As our friend Ginny Blades has shown in past years, it’s a great opportunity to engage with our community and spread the word about the fun and sustainable projects we are doing together.

To put our best foot forward and create a beautiful garden for folks on the tour to enjoy, we’re inviting everyone to volunteer and work together at Julie’s on March 29. There are a few goals for the day: planting a vegetable garden in the front, finishing up a greywater system, beautifying areas of Julie’s backyard, and possibly even planning an herb spiral if enough volunteers commit. There will certainly be plenty to do for everyone, and with a good crew we should be able to get the space looking great for the Showcase.

Wear a hat and gloves, bring your refillable water bottle, and carry along a shovel or any other tools you might have. As a bonus, you'll get to see Julie's spectacular upcycled greenhouse!

Good Karma Gardeners who helped Julie at the last yard party are no doubt anticipating the delicious brunch she will prepare in thanks. She makes the best French toast!

Looking forward to seeing you all on March 29.


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