Wednesday, December 30, 2015

GMO-free 2016, January 3

Welcome 2016! The Seed Library Of Los Angeles (SLOLA) – one of the largest seed libraries in the nation, wants to help you have a GMO Free 2016! To get us all started on the right foot, we'll have an easy peasy hand out on the most common GMO products and how to avoid them.

Of course, shopping at your local farmers' market is number one. Come by and say hi and let us show you the cool things we have coming up in 2016! Seed Teaching School for those who want to teach seed saving and new varieties of some plants and some old varieties of others! David King will be at the Green Tent with all the news in the genetically engineered legislation front and what 2016 will bring for our diets and lives.

David King is the Gardenmaster of The Learning Garden on the grounds of Venice High School, one of our neighborhood's best source for horticultural information. He teaches for UCLA Extension and is also the Founding Chair of the Seed Library of Los Angeles (SLOLA).

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Green Steps, December 27

Having a greener lifestyle doesn’t have to mean making drastic changes to your everyday routine or spending large sums of money. You’d be surprised at how much the little things in life can make a significant difference to the environment. Creating change of any magnitude begins with small steps. 

This week at the Green Tentthe Green Committee is giving away produce bags, handmade by our own Jeanne Kuntz, to guests who stop by and offer their green step suggestions We'll have some ideas to share as well.

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Citizens Climate Lobby, December 20

Now that the world’s nations have come to an agreement to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, are you wondering just how that’s going to happen? How much will it cost? How might our lifestyles be affected? Will our standard of living deteriorate or improve? What will be the effects on our health, jobs and national security?

The answer depends on what we do to make the agreement a reality. This Sunday at the Green Tent, Citizens Climate Lobby will explain a plan, Carbon Fee and Dividend, that would produce rapid emissions reductions while protecting consumers, creating jobs, building the economy, improving health, and making the United States a world model and leader in achieving and surpassing the reductions pledged in Paris.

Citizens Climate Lobby volunteers will show you the results of a thorough study by an independent company, Regional Economic Models, Inc., outlining the outcomes of this plan. And they’ll explain the progress CCL is making as more and more previously negative members of congress quietly show interest in this proposal. Now the movement has international attention with the Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition established at the U.N. climate conference. 

Stop in the Green Tent to discuss these exciting events and actions, and learn what you can do to make them quickly come to fruition.

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Food Forward, December 13

No Green Tent this Sunday, December 13. Our planned presenter is ill.

The Green Tent will be back next Sunday, December 20, with guest presenter Citizen's Climate Lobby.

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Garden School Foundation, December 6

The Green Tent is taking this Sunday off. Look for the Garden School Foundation in our location at the Mar Vista Farmers' Market. They'll be spreading the good Garden School word and also selling seedlings grown by their greenhouse students - with proceeds going to support their program.

The Garden School Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit that provides interactive garden-based education to under served-children across LA in their outdoor living classrooms. Since 2003, they’ve been turning asphalt into ecosystems, working to create a healthy, educated and aware future generation that care for their bodies and for the earth. 

Currently they are serving at five Title1 elementary schools and serve over 2,500 students and their families, bringing to life what’s taught in the classroom and giving kids the tools they need to lead healthy, fulfilling lives.