09.02.2012 Club Week Fall 2012

This upcoming week is Club Week (09/04-09/06).  Please come by and join us from 10 am to 1 pm. On Tuesday and Thursday at noon, AS will be providing free food.

Dennis Tabling for Seeds
Courtesy Jason Carman

08.31.2012 Garden Vandalism

Our organic vegetable garden, was a victim of vandalism, hit twice in the last few weeks. If anyone sees anyone in the organic garden, especially on Mondays, please contact campus police at 626-585-7484.

We have identified the suspect and we are working with the police department.

So far the damage consists of missing items such as tools, signs and garden supplies; all the beds are completely missing; destruction of our drip irrigation system; contamination of a thousand dollars worth of compost; produce loss, and several hundred plants.


Destroyed Vegetable Garden

Destroyed Beds


Organic Garden

08.27.2012 Vandana Shiva Coming to L.A.

Vandana Shiva - Oct 30

Public Lecture at Loyola Marymount University

Seeds of Hope and Freedom

Vandana Shiva world-renowned food activist, environmental activist, and social justice activist is coming to Los Angeles this October!

Save the date: Tues Oct 30, 7pm
at Loyola Marymount University in Westchester/LA 90045

Registration announcements will be forthcoming but this is a save the date notice. To have the Environmental Change-Makers notify you when LMU opens the registration period, leave your contact information here http://transitionla.wufoo.com/forms/vandana-shiva-seeds-of-hope-and-freedom/

We anticipate that in this year of the election about GMO labeling, there will be considerable interest in hearing Dr Shiva’s talk. You are welcome to circulate news about this event widely. flier at https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B8_QT3rCgTDtbllvb1ZoaV9JRjA/edit?pli=1

Vandana Shiva

Vandana Shiva is a world-renowned environmental leader and thinker. Director of the Research Foundation on Science, Technology, and Ecology, she is the author of many books

Dr Shiva is a leader in the International Forum on Globalization, along with Ralph Nader and Jeremy Rifkin. She addressed the World Trade Organization summit in Seattle, 1999, as well as the World Economic Forum in Melbourne, 2000. In 1993, Dr Shiva won the Alternative Nobel Peace Prize (the Right Livelihood Award). In 2010, she was awarded the Sydney Peace Prize for her commitment to social justice. The founder of Navdanya (nine seeds), a movement promoting diversity and use of native seeds, she also set up the Research Foundation for Science, Technology, and Ecology in her mother’s cowshed in 1997. Its studies have validated the ecological value of traditional farming and been instrumental in fighting destructive development projects in India.

Before becoming an activist, Dr Shiva was one of India leading physicists. She holds a master’s degree in the philosophy of science and a PhD in particle physics. To get on Dr Shiva’s mailing list and Friends of Navdanya, email KumKumbhas@aol.com

Source: TransitionLA “Vandana Shiva Coming to L.A.” to Seeds. 25 Aug. 2012

Vandana Shiva
Source: https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B8_QT3rCgTDtbllvb1ZoaV9JRjA/edit?pli=1

08.25.2012 Frogs: the Thin Green Line

08.17.2012 Jeffrey Smith

Hi PCC Seeds of Change,

I just want to remind you that a very special meeting of the Seed Library of Los Angeles (SLOLA) will take place this Saturday, August 18, from 2:30 to 4:00 pm at The Learning Garden.

Two very special guests — Jeffrey Smith, author of Seeds of Deception and a leading authority on the health dangers of GMOs, and Tom Newmark, board member of Greenpeace USA and founder of Sacred Seeds Sanctuary — will give expert presentations on the hazards of GMOs and why Prop 37, California’s “Right to Know” GMO ballot measure, is essential to our health.

A suggested donation of $10 will help support their speaker tour and SLOLA.

The meeting will close with a tomato tasting featuring an assortment of tomatoes grown by SLOLA members. Please feel free to bring samples of any or all of the varieties you’ve grown, along with growing tips for your fellow backyard gardeners.

And please share this e-mail with your friends! This meeting is a great opportunity to expand SLOLA’s community of supporters.

Thank you,
P.S. Please note that the seed library will not be open this month.

Tim Smith
Membership Chair

The Learning Garden is at the corner of Venice Boulevard and Walgrove Avenue, in Venice. Parking is available on the street and the entrance is on Walgrove, just south of Venice. Open 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, Wednesday through Sunday.

Source: Seed Library of Los Angeles Membership “Reminder about this Saturday’s special meeting” to Seeds. 16 Aug. 2012

08.09.2012 Upcoming Documentary Screenings

Thursday, August 9th, 7:00 PM

Conscientious Projector will present Call of Life: Facing the Mass Extinction.

One of the most under-reported news stories of the day is the alarming rate of species extinction now taking place around the world, from 1,000 to 10,000 times faster than previously normalexpectations, and potentially resulting in the loss of over half of all plant and animal species within the next few decades.

Call of Life: Facing the Mass Extinction is the first feature documentary to examine this growing threat to biodiversity and Earth’s life support systems. It also looks beyond the immediate causes of the crisis to consider how our cultural and economic systems, along with deep-seated psychological and behavioral patterns, have allowed this situation to develop and continue to reinforce it.

A community discussion follows the film.

The Armory is located at 145 N. Raymond in Old Pasadena. Admission is free and the facility is accessible to disabled persons.

Meet like minded folks at the community screening and post film discussion.

In addition there is a FREE Summer Film Series hosted by CP at All Saints Church, 130 No Euclid, Pasadena.

The upcoming films are

Wed Aug 15, 7 pm Home

Renowned aerial photographer and environmentalist Yann Arthus-Bertrand evokes a dual sense of wonder and urgency in this chronicle of Earth’s ecosphere and humanity’s place in it. He takes us on an enthralling flight over 54 countries and 120 locations to illustrate in awe-inspiring visual imagery both the beauty and vulnerability of the life system in which we live. Narrated by Glenn Close.

Wed Aug 29, 7 pm The Shock Doctrine

Wed Sept 5, 7 pm Fierce Light: When Spirit Meets Action

For more info on Conscientious Projector films contact martycoleman@pacbell.net

Source: NELA Transition “nela-transition-news] Newsletter, August 9th 2012, Throop Garden Bounty, Hahamongna Master Plan, Repair Cafe,…” to Seeds. 09 Aug. 2012