participants: kurt, sam, irma carol
applied tanglefoot to all fruit trees: the initial application several months ago has worn off or attracted so much dirt it needed to be re-applied. We’ve observed much smaller aphid infestations since the initial application has reduced the ability of ants to protect the aphids & increased the possibility for natural aphid predators (ladybugs) to control the aphids with out being bitten by ants.
cleaned out greywater outlets for 105 & 106 and discovered that 104 has been disconnected. Most of the outlets were buries & required considerable excavation to find the.
there is a proposal to make higher covers for the outlets to they are a few inches above ground level for outlets that are not in pathways.
scheduled garden work parties are 3rd sat. of each month with spontaneous acts of gardening in between.
meetings happen when there’s something needs discussion.
L.A. Eco-Village’s new intersection repair mural – finished mural photos: Joe LintonThanks to the hard work of lots of local residents and many people in town for Bike!Bike!, last weekend the community repainted the L.A. Eco-Village street mural at the intersection of Bimini Place and White House Place.
The street painting is inspired by a group called City Repair from Portland Oregon. They do intersection repair murals as part of to make crossroads places where people come together.
Eco-Village has done earlier intersection repair murals three times: in 2011 and 2009 and circa 2006. The mural gradually wears away and after a half-dozen years needs repainting. Lately the city has resurfaced the local streets, erasing worn murals.
This video was made by one of our members, Samantha Bode, also known for directing the documentary The Longest Straw (on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/thelongeststraw/). It’s very sweet and to the point. Enjoy!
Jimmy is a powerhouse. Voyage L.A. did an interview with him recently, you can read the whole thing here, but I’m going to leave you with my favorite quote:
My legs are pumping, face in my wind, the sun shining down upon rays of pure joy and adrenalin. 10 minutes later I’m at Hollywood and Wilcox and wouldn’t you know it: a third fucking bus and I was 10 minutes early. I had just taken the bicycle red pill.
Our dear apartment managers of the past several years, John and Sandy Maliga, are retiring and moving north to be closer to grandchildren. What a treat it has been to have this team with us for almost five years, and I’m happy for them to be closer to family.
Entrance to main building in L.A. Eco-Village
And so we are searching for a Resident Manager for our 45 unit Urban Soil-Tierra Urbana Limited Equity Housing Cooperative right here in the Los Angeles Eco-Village.
If you, or someone or some bodies, you know might be interested and qualified in joining our Management Team in our intensely urban intentional community, please see our Job Description and required and desired qualifications here And submit your letter and resume to:
Also, please help us spread the word.
Note that our public tour schedule of LAEV can be found here: http://laecovillage.org/home/tours/
UPDATE: the position has been fulfilled. Thanks for your help!
If you missed this one a few years ago don’t worry, Jimmy the bike messenger Jedi is timeless.
An exterior view of the Bimini Hot Springs building, circa 1920. From Wikipedia.
A resident of the L.A Eco-Village wrote this article in 2001: The Spirit of Bimini. Bimini Place is the street where we are located, and it was named after a chain of islands in the Bahamas where Juan Ponce de Leon once searched for the fountain of youth. Well, to be more accurate, it was named after the Bimini Baths, a bathhouse with natural hot springs that was operated here in the 1920’s.
The article is written in the first person, as if the place where telling its story. It’s an interesting read. Thanks to T.H. Culhane for having been part of our history.