Humancentric Placemaking: City Repair's Mark Lakeman in Pasadena
Mar
28
6:30 pm18:30

Humancentric Placemaking: City Repair's Mark Lakeman in Pasadena

 

 

Creating Human­centric Spaces
An evening with Mark Lakeman, founder of Portland's City Repair Project

Doors open at 6:30pm. Transition Pasadena will present at 7:00pm. Mark Lakeman to follow at 7:40pm. 

Event admission suggested donation, sliding scale: $10 - $20. No one turned away for lack of funds. Dinner by ChaVegan Kitchen (both vegan/non vegan options) and beverages by Sidewalk Cafe HTS will be available for purchase.

City Repair has inspired people to paint intersections, install benches, plant gardens, build Little Free Libraries, and other creative techniques which bring people together as a neighborhood and a community.

Transition Pasadena, a local community action group working to connect, inspire, and support individuals and neighborhoods using the Transition Model to build resilient communities, will be opening the presentation by sharing some of their local work on placemaking projects. 

Come meet Mark, hear some of his experiences and thoughts, get inspired, and connect with people who are launching projects to transform their local places in Pasadena and LA such as the Seed Library of Los AngelesThe Growing Home and Learning Center, Playhouse Parklets, and others.

About Mark Lakeman: 

Mark Lakeman is a national leader in the development of sustainable public places. Lakeman created City Repair and the Village Building Convergence to reclaim city spaces for the people. In the last decade with the help of thousands of volunteer activists, he has directed, facilitated, and inspired designs for more than three hundred new community­ generated public places in Portland, Oregon alone, and many more worldwide.

State of the Mulch 2
Dec
8
3:30 pm15:30

State of the Mulch 2

  • The Shed

From Drought to Floods: How Mulch Can Help and How You Can Get Yours.

A panel discussion with Melanie Winter from The River Project, Leigh Adams from The LA County Arboretum, Greg Jones from the city of Long Beach, Charles Peretz from the city of Pasadena and Sarah Leone from The Hollywood Food Guild.

 Repair Café: Repairing Goods, Repairing Land Edition
Oct
10
7:00 am07:00

Repair Café: Repairing Goods, Repairing Land Edition

  • The Shed

In the spirit of moving toward zero waste and better stewardship of our planet’s resources, the Repair Cafe/Pasadena links local handy people to folks in need of repairs of all kinds: Tinkers and Tailors will offer varied repairs of tools, clothing, jewelry, worm bins, appliances,and electronics. The Repair Cafe is inspired by the philosophy of a Sharing Economy; sharing time, skills and talents to build a more more vibrant local community, one repair at a time.

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The Permaculture City: Presentation and book signing with Toby Hemenway
Oct
2
4:00 pm16:00

The Permaculture City: Presentation and book signing with Toby Hemenway

  • The Shed

On Friday, October 2 at 7pm, Zanja Madre will host best selling permaculture author Toby Hemenway presenting from his latest book, The Permaculture City.
The Permaculture City demonstrates that the same nature-based approach that works to grow food—connecting pieces of the landscape together in harmonious ways—also applies perfectly to our need for water, shelter, energy, livelihood, and community.

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Jun
27
6:00 am06:00

City of Pasadena Drought Tolerant Workshops

This half-day workshop will give participants in-depth information for converting high water-use conventional lawns into beautiful drought tolerant landscapes. It will provide a variety of landscape options in a number of different styles, including for parkways.

Participants will learn the steps required to convert a traditional lawn to a low water-use landscape, including: how to remove grass; designing the landscape; choosing plants and landscape materials; proper plant installation; irrigation principles and options; maintaining the landscape; and the resources available: rebates, free mulch and more. Participants will receive detailed information on various species (flowering herbaceous plants, trees, shrubs) that work best in residential landscapes. Register Here.

Social Space Celebration
Oct
11
12:00 pm12:00

Social Space Celebration

  • The Shed

3:30 California Native Plants: the Big Picture by Lisa Novick, Theodore Payne Foundation. California has more types of native plants than any other region of comparable size in North America, and yet we landscape primarily with ornamental non-natives that feed neither people nor wildlife and consume vast amounts of water and energy. There’s a better way: landscaping with native plants! Native iris, lilac, manzanita and sage are just a few of California’s natural treasures that have evolved to cope with drought and support biodiversity. Come to this highly illustrated and informative lecture to become acquainted with the beauty and ecological importance of California’s vast native flora. You’ll learn about crucial native plant-animal relationships, gardening to attract birds, butterflies and hummingbirds, and how to have flowers in your garden year-round. You’ll also learn what to do (and not do) for maintaining a native garden, plus strategies for killing your lawn and sowing wildflower seeds. Help our region become more sustainable and resilient in this time of climate change: With 55% of the United States devoted to urban and suburban uses, native plant gardens will be the “make or break” difference for the support of biodiversity, ecosystem services and preserving our natural inheritance. 

4:30pm Civilian Activism! Aura Walker: parent; Culver City resident; business owner; will be talking about her petition that went viral, and led to her personally delivering one hundred thousand Ban Fracking petitions to Governor Brown’s office June of 2013. She will also be doing a special presentation about living with an awareness that engages consumer power towards environmental preservation. 

5:30pm Intro to Solar Oven Construction by Don Warriner, L.A. Trade Tech instructor, Master Food Preserver, and Permaculturist. Don will walk you through the materials you will need plus the steps to take in making your own solar oven.  He will explain the usefulness of solar ovens and shares several recipes for solar ovens, such as homemade dinner rolls! 

We will also be hosting a special concurrent Side Street Projects Woodworking Workshop from 3:30-5pm Where students will learn the basics of woodworking, which includes an introduction to hand tools such as: hammer, drill, vice, saw, and c-clamp just to name a few. Participants can make small wooden objects like a car, animal, note holder, and more. Woodworking participants must be at least five years old.

Celebrate our, Zanja Madre nonprofit status including our first in-kind donation of Otis College Art & Design’s Social Space: Landscape Extrusion and the first commercial Parkway retrofit of the city of pasadena’s lawn removal program. 

Special performance by PAVO GRANDE @ 6pm

$5 Pre-Sale Tickets Available until October 10
OR $15 AT THE DOOR
KIDS FREE!