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10/9/13

Transition Founder Rob Hopkins in LA

When: Sunday, October 13, 2013, 5:00-7:00pm
Where: Westchester United Methodist Church, 8065 Emerson Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90045
Rob Hopkins will give a talk, followed by a dialog with Andy Lipkis (TreePeople), D’Artagnan Scorza (Social Justice Learning Institute of Inglewood), Joanne Poyourow (Environmental Change-Makers and Transition Los Angeles), and Meghan Sahli-Wells (Vice-Mayor of Culver City and member of Transition Culver City).  The evening will be moderated by Anneke Campbell of Transition Mar Vista/Venice.  Tickets $10 online via Eventbrite (or if you need to use credit card).  or you can purchase tickets at the door (cash or check only).

8/28/13

Up-date on Climate Change


When: Saturday, September 21, 2013, 9:00am-1:00pm
Where: Pacific Unitarian Church, 5621 Montemalaga Dr., Ranch Palos Verdes 90275
Cost: $5 suggested donation
Join us for an update on climate change. This is a joint effort by Transition South Bay L.A., The Green Sanctuary Project (sponsor) and The Environmental Priorities Network.

8/23/13

Promised Land Documentary Screening

When: Saturday, August 24, 2013, 6:30pm potluck; 8pm screening
Where: 7002 Abbottswood Dr., Rancho Palos Verdes 90275.
Cost: Suggested donation
Did you know that fracking is going on off the coast of Santa Barbara? The effluent goes into the ocean. Join us at 6:30 pm for a pre-documentary potluck and 8 pm for a screening and discussion of Promised Land, a feature film directed by Gus Van Sant, and staring Matt Damon, Frances McDormand and Hal Holbrook. It is a very controversial film and warrants a serious discussion of the facts. Please RSVP  Doriane Tippet (310) 541-6543, let me know what healthy food you will provide. Beverages will be provided.

Orchard Terrace Workshop

When: Saturday, August 24, 2013, 9:00am to 1:00pm
Where: Nancy Hofland Memorial Garden, Pacific Unitarian Church, 5621 Montemalaga Drive, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90274
Cost: Suggested donation

WE NEED YOUR HELP. Bring pruning sheers and gloves to the Nancy Hofland Memorial Food Garden. Applied permaculture training and work party will add another layer of diversity to the Garden. Under the guidance of Dr. Bill Roley and Ryan Serrano, we will construct an orchard terrace that surrounds the raised bed vegetable garden that has supplied food donations to Harbor Interfaith Food Pantry. Contouring and reuse of organic material plus fertilization and bed construction will be presented. Jim Montgomery of the No GMO’s movement has RSVP’d that he will be working with us. Luncheon snacks welcome. RSVP or just show-up. Dorian Tippet, 310-541-6543; Carolyn Waters 310-863-0712.

7/24/13

Environmental Priorities Network Meeting

When: Saturday, September 21, 2013, 9- 1pm
Where: Pacific Unitarian Church, 5621 Montemalaga Dr., Ranch Palos Verdes 90275
Cost: $5 suggested donation
Environmental Priorities Network educates people about and participate in efforts of conservation at the local, national, and global levels. Climate Change will be discussed. Includes lunch. Contact Lillian Light for more information.

Sunset Art Deco Tour of Historic Los Angeles

When:Wednesday, August 14, 2013, 5:30pm
Where: Pershing Square, Los Angeles
Join the group for a Sunset Art Deco Tour of Historic L.A. by the Los Angeles Conservancy. Meet at 5:30 pm at Pershing Square followed by dinner downtown. A carpool is being arranged. Contract Dorian Tippet.

7/2/13

Permaculture Gardening for Fall Planting (Change-Makers event)

When: Saturday, July 1, 2013, 9am-12pm
Where: Community Garden of Holy Nativity, 6700 West 83rd, Westchester, Los Angeles, 90045.
Cost:  $10 suggested donation.
Our cool season gardens can be THE most productive of the year ... if you plan them to be so. The circle of Environmental Change-Makers in the Westchester area of Los Angeles is hosting the event Planning Our Autumn Vegetable Garden presented by Joanne Poyourow. Joanne is a garden designer and author of a vegetable crop rotation wheel that guides gardeners pesticide-free, chemical-fertilizer free food garden. Vegetable crop rotation wheels and garden booklets will be available for purchase. Several members of TSBLA plan to attend the event. They will be bringing back ideas on fall planting for the community garden at PUC.

6/23/13

Mushrooms and Reclamation of Land (Green Sanctuary and TSBLA event)

When: Sunday, July 14, 2013 12:15p
Where: Pacific Unitarian Church, 5621 Montemalaga Dr., Ranch Palos Verdes 90275
Cost: $5 suggested donation
Did you know that Japan's Fukushima nuclear reactor is being decontaminate with mushrooms?  Mycelia change their behavior in response to the environment. When you walk through a forest, they leap up. They know you are there. Come learn about the amazing mycelia from speaker Dorian Tippet.

7/4/12

What to Eat and Why (Green Sanctuary and TSBLA event)

When: Tuesday, July 24, 2012 7:00p-9:00p
Where: Private Home, Hermosa Beach 90254
Cost: $5 suggested donation
René Von Gunten (Nutritional Therapy Practitioner) will share the preventative healing power of whole foods and lifestyle behaviors that nourish and support our vital health and well-being. The choices we make each day form the foundation of our health, or lack thereof. Food can either be the foundation for optimal health or the activator for symptoms and dysfunction. Learn why a properly prepared, nutrient-dense diet of whole foods can provide the ultimate foundation leading to optimal health. Please RSVP to transitionsouthbayla@gmail.com to reserve your spot.

6/17/12

Beekeeping Workshop (Green Sanctuary and TSBLA event)

When: Sunday, July 15, 2012 12:00p - 1:30p
Where: Pacific Unitarian Church, Shuder Library,
5621 Montemalaga Drive, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90274
Cost: $5 suggested donation
Backwards Beekeepers will be speaking about how you can get started with beekeeping at your home to promote pollination in your garden. Please RSVP to transitionsouthbayla@gmail.com to reserve your space.

5/10/12

Insects: The Good, the Bad, and the Beautiful (Manhattan Beach Botanical Garden event)

When: Saturday, June 23, 2012 10:00a-11:00a
Where: Manhattan Beach Botanical Garden Amphitheater map
1236 N Peck, Manhattan Beach (west side of Polliwog Park)
Cost: Free
Gretchen Renshaw-Zwissler, UCLA Instructor
Are you a little squeamish about bugs in your garden, squishing or spraying everything in sight? You may be eliminating insects that turn into beautiful butterflies, or food that could attract colorful birds to your garden. Learn how to identify the good ones, and what can be done about the bad ones in an eco-friendly manner. Find out what various insects have to offer and what their purpose is in nature. If you would like to have a specific insect identified, bring it to class in a sealed plastic bag. Prior registration required. Contact Julie Gonella at (310) 546-1354 or Julie@manhattanbeachbotanicalgarden.org. Leave your name(s), class request(s), number of people attending and phone # when calling.

For-profit, non-profit, cooperative, or ...? (LA Transition Enterprise Group event)

“Business in Transition” Discussion Series
When: Wednesday, June 20, 2012 7:00-9:00p
Where: Holy Nativity Church, 6700 West 83rd, Los Angeles, CA
Cost: $15 per person
How do you choose the right structure for your social enterprise? The US tax code only has slots for "business" and "nonprofit," yet the future might be pointing toward a sort of hybrid organization. We'll discuss the pros and cons of various organizational structures, given that we're headed into a future of economic contraction and uncertainty. For more information, visit http://www.meetup.com/LA-Transition-Enterprise-group/?gj=ej1b&a=wg2_l4

Sustainable Landscaping (Manhattan Beach Botanical Garden event)

When: Saturday, June 16, 2012 10:00a-11:00a
Where: Manhattan Beach Botanical Garden Amphitheater map
1236 N Peck, Manhattan Beach (west side of Polliwog Park)
Cost: Free
Mimi Andersen, Garden Magic
Mike Garcia, Enviroscape
Are you interested in creating beautiful and environmentally sound, climate appropriate landscapes that use less water, create less pollution, and provide habitats for wildlife? These local landscapers will share their knowledge and experience gained creating numerous
earth-friendly gardens in the South Bay. Discussions will include: Irrigation/rainwater harvesting methods for zero runoff; gardens that pay for themselves over time; lawn removal and reduction; urban habitat and pest management; the right plant choices; choosing nontoxic materials and the fossil fuel cycle; using recycled and local materials; and design mistakes to avoid. Prior registration required. Contact Julie Gonella at (310) 546-1354 or Julie@manhattanbeachbotanicalgarden.org. Leave your name(s), class request(s), number of people attending and phone # when calling.

Farmageddon Documentary Screening (2011) (Green Sanctuary and TSBLA event)

Friday, June 15, 2012 7:00p-9:00p
Where: Pacific Unitarian Church, Shuder Library,
5621 Montemalaga Drive, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90274
Cost: Donation suggested
Farmageddon is the story of a mom whose son healed from all allergies and asthma after consuming raw milk, and real food from farms. It depicts people all over the country who formed food co-ops and private clubs to get these foods, and how they were raided by state and local governments. For information and to view the trailer visit http://youtu.be/IH_my56FkuQ. Kindly RSVP to transitionsouthbayla@gmail.com to reserve your seat.

Tree Issue Discussion Group (Manhattan Beach Botanical Garden event)

When: Saturday, June 9, 2012 10:00a-11:00a
Where: Manhattan Beach Botanical Garden Amphitheater map
1236 N Peck, Manhattan Beach (west side of Polliwog Park)
Cost: Free
Greg Monfette, Certified Arborist & Registered
Consulting Arborist
If you have tree questions, this is a great opportunity to discuss your specific concerns with a registered arborist, and get some knowledgeable advice on how to solve a variety of problems. This interactive session will include figuring out what’s going on and discussions with others to learn ways to resolve a variety of landscaping issues. Prior registration required. Contact Julie Gonella at (310) 546-1354 or Julie@manhattanbeachbotanicalgarden.org. Leave your name(s), class request(s), number of people attending and phone # when calling.