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Wednesday, Apr. 21, 2010 at 7:37 AM
Celebrate Earth Day with L.A. Greens: Vegetarian potluck and 3 guest speakers: "Guerilla Gardening and Learn to Grow Your Own Urban Food." Wednesday, April 21, 2010 at 7pm, Peace Center, 8124 W. Third St., Los Angeles
Celebrate Earth Day with the Los Angeles Greens!
Two guest speakers will join Ramona Merryman for a talk on:
"Guerilla Gardening and Learn to Grow Your Own Urban Food." Ms. Merryman, aka The Mistress of Soil, is a permaculture designer and teacher.
Joey Soto, of Gardens of Gratitude: We're attempting to plant 100 Edible Gardens in a single weekend in neighborhoods across West LA!
Larry Santoyo, founder of EarthFlow Design Works, brings 20 years teaching experience to the worldwide Permaculture Movement.
When: Wednesday, April 21 at 7pm
Where: Peace Center, 8124 W. Third St., Los Angeles
Vegetarian potluck. Bring some food or drinks if you can. And bring your own utensils/plate if possible to minimize waste/clean-up.
Los Angeles Greens' meetings are free (donations accepted) and open to the public. Children are welcome. Free parking is available behind the building.
Guerrilla gardening is political gardening, a form of direct action, primarily practiced by environmentalists. It is related to land rights, land reform, and permaculture. Activists take over an abandoned piece of land which they do not own to grow crops or plants. Guerrilla gardeners believe in re-considering land ownership in order to reclaim land from perceived neglect or misuse and assign a new purpose to it.
Some guerrilla gardeners carry out their actions at night, in relative secrecy, to sow and tend a new vegetable patch or flower garden. Others work more openly, seeking to engage with members of the local community. It has grown into a form of proactive activism or pro-activism.
Permaculture is an approach to designing human settlements and agricultural systems that mimic the relationships found in natural ecologies. The intent is that, by rapidly training individuals in a core set of design principles, those individuals can design their own environments and build increasingly self-sufficient human settlements — ones that reduce society's reliance on industrial systems of production and distribution that are fundamentally and systematically destroying Earth's ecosystems.
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