[Scpg] L.A. Eco-Village Special Events 10/20, 10/22, 11/2, 11/16, 11/23

Wesley Roe and Marjorie Lakin Erickson lakinroe at silcom.com
Mon Oct 21 18:42:04 PDT 2002

CRSP & THE LOS ANGELES ECO-VILLAGE invite you to the following Special Events


S U N.,   O C T   2 0   F R O M    1 1  A. M.  T O   4   P. M.

<www.ecohome.org> for details
for touring nine sites on 10/19 and 10/20, including a special community 
oriented tour at L.A. Eco-Village.

$25/per individual per day, or $45/individual for both days

Eco-Village site tour is at 117 Bimini Place, Los Angeles* (*see directions 

No reservations needed.  More info at website <www.ecohome.org>.


T U E.,   O C T   2 2    A T    8  P M :

What are we going to do IN the United States?  How we can organize 
effectively to counter
global corporate control?
L.A. Eco-Village, 117 Bimini Place* (*see directions below)

with L.A. Eco-Villagers T.H. Culhane for the Global Ecovillage Network, 
Yuki Kidokoro for Global
Exchange, and Anamaria Aristizabal for the EcoBarios Movement of Bogota 

Info and reservations:  Lara Morrison, 213/383-8684 or 
<laraeco at hotmail.com> (space is limited)


S A T.,   N O V   2    A T    1 0  A.M. :

Potluck brunch and DEBRIEFING FROM THE BIONEERS CONFERENCE <www.bioneers.org>
L.A. Eco-Villagers Vanessa Ragan and Dedan Gills and other friends of L.A. 

Please bring a vegetarian dish to share, enough for 3 or 4 people, and your 
own non-throw-away
eating ware
L.A. Eco-Village, 117 Bimini Place (*directions below)

Information and reservations: Vanessa Ragan at 213/387-3853 or Dedan Gills 
at 213/480-1996 (space is limited)


S A T.   N O V   1 6   A T   8 P. M. :

Slide show and talk with

IANTO EVANS & LINDA SMILEY of the Cob Cottage Company and authors of the 
just released book:
The Hand Sculpted House:  A Practical and Philosophical Guide to Building a 
Cob Cottage
L.A. Eco-Village, 117 Bimini Place (*directions below)

Suggested donation:  $10 (sliding scale okay)

Information and reservations:  Lois Arkin 213/738-1254 or <crsp at igc.org> 
(space is limited)

What is a cob building?  Ianto and Linda show us how cob building uses 
hands and feet to form
lumps of earth mixed with sand and straw, a sensory and aesthetic 
experience similar to sculpting with clay.
Whether or not you have ever heard of cob building, you can pick up this 
book and easily follow step by step
the cob building process.  The results will be seen in their extraordinary 
slides. Cob is easy to learn and
inexpensive to build.

Thousands of comfortable and picturesque cob houses have been built all 
over the world, and many have been
occupied for centuries. Ten years ago there were no cob builders in the 
U.S.  Now one thousand students
have passed through The Cob Cottage Company's trainings.

Ianto Evans Director of Cob Cottage Company in Southern Oregon is an 
applied ecologist, landscape architect,
inventor, writer and teacher with building experience on six continents. 
Cob is traditional in Wales, his
homeland . He teaches ecological building and has consulted to indigenous 
nations, US AID, the World Bank,
and the Peace Corp.  Linda Smiley is a director of The Cob Cottage Company, 
as well as a master  cobber and
recreational therapist. She also teaches workshops in cob,  sculpting 
sacred spaces, intuitive design, and
natural plasters and finishes.

See Cob Cottage website for more info:  http://www.deatech.com/cobcottage/

Co-Sponsors for this event include Hopedance Magazine, Solstice Grove & the 
Permaculture Institute of Northern
    California, Santa Cruz Permaculture Guild, Earthflow Design Works, 
Sustainable Building Council of the Central
    Coast, Be Well Construction, The Terra Foundation, Four Element Farms, 
Central Coast Permaculture Guild,
Santa Barbara Permaculture Guild, Ojai Permaculture Guild, LA Ecovillage, 
San Diego Permaculture Center ,
PC Institute of Southern Cal, Ecology Center, South Coast Permaculture Guild

For additional dates on this event, see <http://islandseed.com/scpg.html>


S A T   N O V   2 3    1 1  A. M.   T O    1  P. M.

Los Angeles Eco-Village Tour
Meet at 117 Bimini Place, Los Ageles at 11 am.

The tour covers the following:
1.  Introductions and interests among members of tour group.
2.  History and context for the L.A. Eco-Village
3.  Definition of an ecovillage and our place in the the international 
movement for more sustainable communities
4.  Walking tour to observe actual conditions, actual and planned changes 
to the neighborhood as well as visionary possibilities.
5.  On-going questions and answers throughout the tour with Eco-Village 
guide(s) and spontaneous encounters with neighbors.
6.  Problems and progress in healthy development of an intentional 
community.  What you need to know if you are considering entering a process 
with us or starting ecovillage processes in your own neighborhood.

Reservations required:  Lois Arkin 213/738-1254 or <crsp at igc.org>

Suggested donation:  $10 per person (sliding scale ok)


D I R E C T I O N S   T O   L. A.   E C O - V I L L A G E

     From the intersection of First Street and Vermont Avenue in Los Angeles:
1.  Go one block east on First Street to Bimini Pl.
2.  Turn right on Bimini Pl. to first building on right
3.  Come into lobby at 117 Bimini Pl.

This location is convenient to the Metro Redline Beverly/Vermont exit, the 
#204 bus on Vermont, the #16 bus on Third Street, the #14 or #11 buses on 
Beverly, and many more.
Call MTA at 213/626-4455 for additional transit details or go to 
<www.mta.com> for trip planning.

1st and Vermont is about 1/4 mile south of the Hollywood Freeway at the 
Vermont exit, about 4 miles north of
the Santa Monica Freeway at the Vermont exit, and about 3 miles west of the 
Harbor Freeway at the 3rd Street


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