Placemaking with Mark Lakeman

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How do you create a neighborhood feel, within a city that is renowned as having been designed and built as “automobile-centric”? Come find out, at an evening with Mark Lakeman, founder of City Repair, Tues Mar 22nd at Holy Nativity Episcopal Church 700 W. 83rd, Los Angeles 90045.

City Repair has done things like painted intersections, installed benches, planted gardens, built Little Free Libraries, and other colorful artistic and techniques which bring people together as a neighborhood and a community.

Now we’re doing it in Los Angeles! Come meet Mark, get inspired, and get connected with like-minded people who want to launch similar projects to transform their local places in L.A.

Beautiful video that’s an intro to City Repair work: https://vimeo.com/101460111

More about Mark Lakeman and this event https://www.change-making.com/placemaking-with-mark-lakeman-mar-22-26-27/

Suggested donation $15, “no one will be turned away”

RSVP https://environmentalchangemakers.wufoo.com/forms/events-from-the-environmental-changemakers/

Stuff to do in February and March

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Free webinar today, Tuesday February 23rd at 11 a.m. PST: New Times, New Tools: Cultivating Climate Resilience on Your Organic Farm This webinar will also be archived for later viewing. And check out eXtension’s long list of upcoming free webinars.

For Angelinos:

Tuesday, 2/23
Caltrans wants to build an overpass in front of the historic Episcopal Cathedral that will dump freeway speed traffic right in front of a new bike lane. Tell them no! More info here.

Wednesday, 2/24
Boyle Heights Neighborhood Council Meeting to SAVE PROYECTO JARDIN

Thursday, 2/5
Save The Hahamongna Nursery

Saturday, 2/27
Curious about aquaponics? Come help and with the aquaponic installation at the Micheltorena School Garden.

Tuesday, 3/15
CERT training in Silver Lake (the LAFD site erroneously reads “Echo Park”)

Thanks to Lee Conger for the list of local happenings.

Avid Gardener Series: Responsible Water Usage for Edible Landscapes

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UPDATE: Sorry to say that this class has been cancelled due to lack of enrollment. We’re going to rework the content into a one day or afternoon class. Watch Root Simple for the announcement and we hope to see you at the Huntington!

Hey gardeners, we’re teaching a three part edible landscaping course April 2, 9, and 16 from 9 a.m.- 12 p.m. at the Huntington Ranch.

Learn creative ways to grow a delicious, drought-conscious garden in this hands-on series. Sessions will take place in The Huntington’s Ranch Garden and will address drip irrigation, greywater systems, plant selection, mulch and soil health, and more. The Huntington Ranch is a beautiful edible gardening demonstration area that is seldom open to the public.  The class will focus on growing food in our increasingly dry and challenging Southern California climate.

Take a class with architect Glen Small

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Visionary architect Glen Small doesn’t need a computer. He can take a bunch of scrap paper, cardboard and some glue and make amazing models. He’s also of the last generation of architects who know their way with pen, paper and watercolors.

Small was one of the early proponents of a style of architecture informed by natural forms and environmental concerns. He was one of the founding members of the architectural school SCI-Arc. And I’m hoping to have him on the podcast soon.

If you’re in the Southern California area you have a great opportunity to take an inexpensive, hands-on architectural modeling class with him at Copper Mountain College in Joshua Tree, CA.

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Branch Weaving & Climbing Structure Workshop

12525493_10153909081948069_7169030239543827307_oMy good friend Enci just sent me this info about a workshop taking place tomorrow–sign up quick!

We are transforming an ordinary front yard in the San Gabriel Valley into a playful sculptural garden installation that will grow native flowers as well as vegetables and fruits.

Come and learn about weaving tuteurs, composting, mulching, water harvesting, and large structure wood weaving, and how to make a climbing structure for kids all from found wood. All workshops are led by artist/activist Jeeyun Ha.

This is a four part Workshop, where you can attend one workshop at a time or all four. This is Workshop # 2 of 4

Branch Weaving & Branch Play Structure

Workshop taught by Jeeyun Ha. Come join us in building a natural climbing structure out of branches and making beautiful branch weavings(to take home).

“At the very moment that the bond is breaking between the young and the natural world, a growing
body of research links our mental, physical and spiritual health directly to our association with nature.”

–Richard Louv: Last Child in the Woods:
Saving Our Children from Nature-Deficit Disorder

Bring Your Own Lunch
We will provide refreshments.

PayPal link to sign up to this workshop:
http://bit.ly/21YJD6H – Cost: $35

To see all four events in this series click here:
https://www.facebook.com/RebelWithoutACarProductions/events