A short video featuring L.A. Eco-Village member and Pacific Electric Worker Co-op founder Somerset Waters.
Eco-Villager Laura Allen signs her new book, The Water Wise Home: How to Conserve, Capture, and Reuse Water in Your Home and Landscape. Details below!
Create Your Own Water-Wise Home and Landscape (book release event and presentation)
With simple plumbing alterations and smart landscape changes, every home has the potential to create a sustainable water supply with an ecologically productive landscape. From reusing greywater, to collecting rainwater, to installing waterless composting toilets, our collective efforts can transform our home water systems. Learn how you can transform your own home so it conserves and reuses our precious water resources, while growing a bountiful garden. This presentation will teach you how. It will also include national trends, codes and regulations, costs, health and safety considerations, and system examples.
Date: Friday, April 3rd
Time: 7:30pm book signing. You can bring or buy The Water-Wise Home: How to Conserve, Capture, and Reuse Water in Your Home and Landscape (Storey Press, 2015) $25 cash or check.
This event is free.
Venue: Los Angeles EcoVillage, 117 Bimini Place, Los Angeles, CA 90004
I was letting these plants grow under the courtyard fig tree. They had interesting foliage & tiny daisy type flowers – until – the flowers turned into a burr that disperses it’s seed on a sharp barb – porcupine style. Now I’m encouraging everyone to pull it out & dispose of it in the green bin. Anyone know it’s name?
I’m 2 years late on posting this article by George Villanueva but we are in it for the long run. So here it is: http://www.kcet.org/socal/departures/columns/engaging-spaces/la-eco-village-20-years-as-a-model-of-sustainable-living.html
Thank you Mr. George Villanueva and KCET!
Even though I do this several times a week, setting the conditions for kitchen waste to become fertile soil is still the most amazing transformation.
We planted nightshades: tomatoes, peppers, tomatillos here last year, and it was cover-cropped with clover during the winter. After another round of cover crops, how about some corn? Will we get enough light? Not the best exposure, but let’s experiment
Now that I think about growing corn, i think i’ll toss in some lentils to boast the nitrogen in this cover-crop mix. I’m using “seeds” that we stock in the food lobby bulk room.
I imagined a decadent scene: a Nasturtium riot spilling onto sidewalk and into the street. Irma and I had to curb their enthusiasm ’cause they were crowding out the neighbor-ladies seats.