Friday, July 28, 2017

Green Tent taking day off, July 30

The Green Tent is closed this Sunday, July 30. It will return August 6. 

The Mar Vista community mourns the recent loss of Paul Herzog. Paul was an amazing partner in the launch of our Mar Vista focus on sustainability. A celebration of his life will be held at TreePeople August 6th from 10 to 1. Click here for complete details and to RSVP. 

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Master Gardeners, July 23

They’re BAAAACK!!

Did you miss them? Last month the UC/CE LA County Master Gardeners took a little time off because two of the organizers were out of town. But now they’re back at the Green Tent, Sunday, July 23 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. They’re giving away free seeds and free plants. 

This time they’re focusing on helping Mar Vistans assist monarch butterflies in their migration south with ASCLEPIAS seedlings. These are the plants on which monarchs lay their eggs and begin their lives, first as a caterpillar, later metamorphosing into a chrysalis, and finally emerging as beautiful butterflies. Here’s an article about Asclepias.

They’re also bringing bush beans — both tricolor green beans (yellow, green and purple) and French Filet beans, those lovely, slender, tender veggies that taste great as a side dish or in salads…or just eat them raw with some hummus or any kind of dip! And they’re BUSH beans, so you don’t need a trellis to grow them! 

The Master Gardeners want to take this opportunity to remind you that there are many helpful articles on gardening here: UC_Master_Gardener_Program/Gardening_Articles/. And they have a help line too! So send in or call in your gardening questions: UC_Master_Gardener_Program/Gardening_Questions/.

If you’re trying to save water, here’s a great resource

And don’t forget to bring your empty plastic six packs to the Green Tent so the MGs can plant up more goodness for you for next month. And this month, if you have any leftover 4 inch pots, they’re happy to take them off your hands, too.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

SMC Sustainable Technologies Program, July 16


Stop by the Green Tent this Sunday and meet Stuart Cooley, Professor of Renewable Energies at Santa Monica College. 

See demonstrations of a solar-battery driving a "floating magnetic earth," LED lighting and virtual reality viewers! Get your questions answered on solar energy, energy efficiency, battery storage and EVs. Learn more about the Sustainable Technologies program