12.27.2010 Beekeeping: Completely Illegal in L.a.

Recently, Change.org and New York Times have written articles on the issues of beekeeping in LA:

 L.A. is just more complicated than most cities because the laws are super confusing and made up of many municipalities that morphed over the years into the greater L.A. area.

Source: Change.com

According to the New York Times, The beekeeping bans stem from municipalities trying to remove any trace of agriculture after WWII, showing signs of progress. (Shevory, Kristina. “The Beekeeper Next Door” New York Times, December 8, 2010)

Please read both articles at http://food.change.org/blog/view/beekeeping_eco-friendly_healthy_and_completely_illegal_in_la and http://www.nytimes.com/2010/12/09/garden/09Bees.html.

Also, please sign the Legalize Beekeeping For All Of Los Angeles Petition at http://food.change.org/petitions/view/tell_los_angeles_city_council_to_legalize_beekeeping_for_all_of_la .

12.24.2010 Best Community Gardens in L.a. County

Check out this cool video that talks about only represents a small amount of available community gardens in Los Angeles County. For a map of gardens check out The LA Community Gardener (PDF).

12.16.2010 Saving Seeds

The LA Times wrote an article on saving seeds and the Altadena Community Garden. They interviewed Yeseta, an avid seed saver, who does not buy seeds anymore. To learn how to plant and save seeds, check out http://www.seedsavers.org/instructions.htm.

Courtesy Jason Carman

You can read the full article at http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/home_blog/2010/12/altadena-community-garden.html

12.11.2010 Memories From Think Before You Buy

Look back at the Think Before You Buy Event:

12.01.2010 Tbyb Bottle Demonstration

Thanks to everyone who stopped by our booth and helped out with the demonstration on Nov. 30, 2010. We gave away over 100 reusable water bottles and I happy to report that the bottles are showing up all over campus in use. The big bag of bottles was a great attention grabber. Several students and staff members applauded us for bringing up the issues with bottled water. 

Demo Pic
Courtesy Winessa Nartia

11.27.2010 Think Before You Buy Event

Everyone is welcome to this week’s Think Before You Buy event, made possible by the ASPCC Sustainability Committee, PCC Seeds of Change Club and Speech 9.

The schedule for the Think Before You Buy event:

Monday Nov. 29, 2010:

  1. Introduction and clothing swap between 10:00 am - 2:00 pm (Quad)

Tuesday Nov. 30, 2010:

  1. Clothing swap between 10:00 am - 2:00 pm (Quad)
  2. Bottle Demonstration between 12:00 - 13:00 (Quad)
  3. What Would Jesus Buy Movie Screening 6:00 - 10:00 pm (WiFi Lounge - CC Building)

Wednesday Dec. 1, 2010:

  1. Clothing swap between 10:00 am - 2:00 pm (Quad)
  2. Students will also be presenting projects: 12:00 - 1:00 pm (Quad)
  3. Avatar Movie Screening 6:00 - 10:00 pm (Quad)

Thursday Dec. 2, 2010:

  1. Clothing swap between 10:00 am - 2:00 pm (Quad)
  2. Students will also be presenting projects: 12:00 -1:00 pm (Quad)
  3. Music Concert with Fashion Show: 6:00 - 10:00 pm (Circadian - CC Building)

You can find a map of Pasadena City College at http://www.pasadena.edu/maps/campus_map.cfm

Think Before You Buy Poster