Video: LA Eco Village: self-reliance in car-free urban homestead

This half hour video filmed by Johnny Sanphillippo  (his blog at Granola Shotgun) is a great little tour of our Eco-Village.  The video had 15000 views in the first 5 days (and climbing) and there are a ton of comments on YouTube (that are perhaps worth checking out).     Check out other popular videos by on Kirsten’s youtube channel.

Also, thanks to our very inspiring friends at RootSimple for sharing this video on their website.  Johnny also made a fantastic video about them that you should go watch right now.


Rain Flows through Bimini Park

Bimini Slough Ecology Park creek flow during rain on December 22nd 2010

The Bimini Slough Ecology Park was flowing mightily under this week’s rains. Federico wrote about this park earlier at the Eco-Village Blog, referencing my long piece about it at L.A. Creek Freak. It’s located at the end of the Los Angeles Eco-Village block at the corner of Bimini Place and 2nd Street. It was created and is maintained by the Bresee Foundation. Continue reading

Living Eco Visits and Videos

“The first phase of the eco-village solution is using lots of mulch”

A video crew from Living Eco created these two 15-minute videos showcasing a recent visit to LAEV. The above video covers chickens, composting, greywater, the bicycle morgue, the “multiple centers of initiative” gate, and las trincheras. The below video covers stacking functions, permeable pavement, carrots, participation, the bulb-out, the free table, floor materials, and the community room.

And here’s their interview with Eco-Villager Melba Thorne, mostly focused on ecological packaging used for her Native Gardens vegan treats: