Author Archives: envirochangemakers

About envirochangemakers

We are a community group in the Westchester neighborhood of Los Angeles (LA 90045 near LAX airport). Founded in 2005, we offer classes, events, and community gatherings focused on building a resilient future. We are part of the international Transition Network.

New directions in Change-Making

Happy Earth Day!  As you’ve undoubtedly heard a million times before, “Earth Day is every day.”  And at ECM that’s certainly the case. That’s why today is a great day to highlight change-making projects that you can be a part … Continue reading

Posted in Classes and events, Community Garden at Holy Nativity, ECM community in general | Leave a comment

Food from a Flowerpot

Learn the tips and tricks of growing abundant food in a flowerpot garden.  Come join us for a hands-on workshop on Saturday April 12.  Bring a flowerpot and take home a garden! Plus, celebrate the relase of Joanne Poyourow’s latest booklet, “Food … Continue reading

Posted in Classes and events | Leave a comment

Moving the Mulch Mountain – Feb 25

Come join us for a Mulching Party, as we move the Mulch Mountain. Evolving events all evening: >>”One for you, one for the garden” — Do you need mulch? Give one, get one. Help move a wheelbarrow-full for the Community … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Powerdown: Let’s talk about it

We’re caught in the squeeze right now. Climate change is advancing at an incredible speed. We know we should do something, but we lack the political will to do what it takes to hold it to 2°C. UN committees are … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Seed School Lite

If you like growing heirloom veggies, you’ll love Seed School. Learn how you can join the numbers of people who are carefully preserving our heirloom vegetable varieties, their wonderful stories, and their precious genetic diversity.  Taught by Bill McDorman and … Continue reading

Posted in Classes and events | Tagged | Leave a comment

Letter to LA Times about the GMO-free Zone

In Reply to LA Times Editorial, “L.A.’s bid to target genetically engineered crops isn’t productive” Creating a GMO-Free Zone in L.A. serves an important function. It preserves space — real, tangible geography — where clean seeds can be grown. All … Continue reading

Posted in Other food garden projects | Leave a comment

Why ECM is indifferent to traditional politics

Sometimes a few paragraphs from an article seem to bolt off the screen at you. A section from an article by Kurt Cobb summed up nicely why ECM isn’t into traditional politics.  Why, since ECM’s inception, we have made every … Continue reading

Posted in Transition economics | Leave a comment