Multiple Centers of Initiative Bicycle Kitchen Preparing for a Weaving workshop Eco-Villagers earn some of their livelihood doing rehab work “at home.”
Intentional Community meets weekly and makes decisions by consensus. Trainings held several times each year.
Eco-Villagers share meals several times each week
North Side Garden Water Infiltration System
Surface was paved
Roof water run-off to storm drain and directly to ocean.
Water lost; ocean polluted
Eco-Villager planned a permeable surface & native landscape
Volunteer community work parties implemented plan
Removed concrete and used it for a retaining wall
Reclaimed several truck loads of local mulch to create a micro-watershed
Roof water goes back to water table.
Bimini Slough Ecology Park was a street.
The 500 foot streambed sinks stormwater at Bimini Slough Ecology Park Alcohol drug recovery home Bresee Youth Center, neighborhood internet center and heath clinic Bimini Slough Ecology Park adjacent to Bresee. A “slough” is a seasonal wetland
Shared Street Project
More pedestrian friendly street
Reduce auto dependency & traffic
Encourage more use of public transit
Funded by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority & the City of Los Angeles at $250,000
SAMPLING OF ADDITIONAL GOALS
Permeable pavement demonstration
Fruit and nut trees, food forest
More mini parks
Public gathering spaces
Space for small business kiosks
Public art by neighborhood artists
Friendly street furniture
Neighbors’ participation in development
Shared Street Dedication City Council President Eric Garcetti dedicates recently completed Shared Street Project in L.A. Eco-Village: permeable sidewalks, narrowed streets, macademia trees.
The Los Angeles Eco-Village Reinventing how we live in cities for a Lower environmental impact with a Higher quality of life at a Lower cost of living Affiliated with the Ecovillage Network of the Americas and GEN, the Global Ecovillage Network