Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Celebrating Sustainability, Dec. 8

The Mar Vista Farmers' Market welcomes three organizations that promote sustainability and the environment this Sunday. The Downtown Women's Center and Food Forward are sharing the Green Tent's corner. Nearby - right next to Santa Claus - you'll find Heal the Bay.

Downtown Women's Center

The Downtown Women's Center is celebrating 35 years of service to the women of Skid Row! On Sunday, December 8, DWC will be at the Green Tent to share information about their programs, and will display beautiful gifts locally hand-made from sustainable materials as part of the MADE by DWC social enterprise. The Ladies of MADE generate economic and social capital by conceiving, producing, and marketing handMADE products such as blank journals bound from salvaged library book covers and chic travel pouches sewn using reclaimed fabric remnants rescued from landfills. 

Heal the Bay

As an environmental non profit focused on protecting our waterways in LA County, Heal the Bay volunteers will be at the Farmers' Market (Santa Claus adjacent) to answer any questions you may have. Visit them for information about the Los Angeles plastic bag ban that goes into effect January 1, ocean pollution, and how to get involved. And don't forget to play the interactive games for fun giveaways!!

Food Forward

Food Forward is sharing the Green Tent space this Sunday with the Downtown Women's Center.

Food Forward rescues fresh, local produce that would otherwise go to waste, connecting this abundance with people in need, and inspiring others to do the same. Their innovative and replicable urban harvesting program conducts produce recovery events on public and private properties and at local farmers markets in the greater Los Angeles region. 100% of the produce recovered is distributed within 72 hours to over 65 hunger relief and social service agencies in the Los Angeles region. 

To learn more about Food Forward's Programs visit www.foodforward.org

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