Tours

REGULAR TOURS ARE SCHEDULED AS FOLLOWS:

Sunday, December 14, 2014 from 10:30am to 1pm   FULL

Saturday, December 27, 2014 from 10:30am to 1pm

Sunday, January 11, 2015 from 10:30am to 1pm

FEES:
Tour only (starts at 10:30 am):  $10 (self-selected sliding scale ok)

Sometimes, a veggie lunch is provided if there are at least 10 lunch reservations two days prior to the tour.  Let us know your interest.   Veggie lunch: $10.  Tour and vegetarian lunch:  $20

We will email you a tour and lunch confirmation by 5 pm on Friday before the tour.

You are also welcome to bring a brown bag and join the lunch discussion after the tour, or continue dialogue at one of the nearby inexpensive restaurants.

  • RESERVATIONS REQUIRED*:   crsp@igc.org or 213/738-1254 (please include your phone number and zip code and note if you are requesting a lunch reservation).
  • Special Tours can be arranged by appointment. Minimum charge is $50 or $10 per person, whichever is more. Special tours that include lunch can be arranged for $25 per person.
  • Location: Tour starts at 117 Bimini Place in L.A. Eco-Village,  Los Angeles 90004
    (On google maps or see directions page).
  • PLEASE NOTE:  Please do not bring your pets on the tour.  We love dogs and cats but do not allow them on our main property.

 

The tour covers the following:

  1. Introductions and interests among members of tour group.
  2. History and context for the L.A. Eco-Village
  3. Definition of an ecovillage and our place in the international movement for more sustainable communities.
  4. Walking tour to observe actual conditions, actual and planned changes to the neighborhood as well as visionary possibilities.
  5. On-going questions and answers throughout the tour with Eco-Village guide or guides.
  6. Problems and progress in healthy development of an intentional community.
  7. What you need to know if you are considering entering a process with us or starting
    ecovillage processes in your own neighborhood.

IF YOU WOULD LIKE MORE IN-DEPTH INFORMATION ON ANY OF THE FOLLOWING TOPICS,  PLAN TO STAY FOR THE “AFTER-TOUR” DIALOG FOR UP TO ONE HOUR

  • Introduction to Permaculture concepts.
  • The Ecological Systems of L.A. Eco-Village: water, energy, wastes, housing retrofits, transportation, food production, land use.
  • The Economic Systems of L.A. Eco-Village: Urban Soil/Tierra Urbana Limited Equity Housing Cooperative, Beverly-Vermont Community Land Trust, Ecological Revolving Loan Fund, Echo Park Time Bank, Green Business Development.
  •  The Social Systems of L.A. Eco-Village: meeting processes, committees, communications, decision making, conflict, education and training, community meals, work parties, housekeeping, children, art, social activities.
  •  Working with the Public Sector: Housing Department, Redevelopment Agency, Neighborhood Councils, School District, Council Office, Mayor’s Office, Health Department, Congressional Office.

Let us know of your particular interests.

If you have already been on a tour, you are welcome to attend the “after-tour” dialog starting at 1pm.  Let us know if you are planning to attend.

A SAMPLING OF GROUPS THAT HAVE TOURED L.A. ECO-VILLAGE

Colleges and Universities
– Azusa-Pacific Student groups
– Cal Poly Pomona Architecture class
– Golden West College class on culture and zero waste
– Montreal Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique, Centre urbanisation, culture et société
– Mira Costa college
– Occidental College: Urban & Environmental Policy Institute
– Soka University
– UCLA Faculty in Residence
– UCLA class on Social Sustainability
– UCLA Sustainable Community class
– Vancouever College University, Environmental Aesthetics class
– Woodbury College, Dept. of Marketing

K-12 Schools
– Camino Nuevo charter high school
– Frank del Olmo 4th grade kids
– King Middle School kids
– Hale Charter Academy
– Oakwood school
– Port of Los Angeles High School Charter
– Virgil Middle School
– West High School, English and TV Production class

Bresee Youth Tour 2 12 13Organizational Tours
- Bresee Youth
– Echo Park Time Bank
– Girl Scouts, So. Pasadena
– Harbonim Youth
– IKOR Group
– Japanese student tour from Tokyo                                                                                                                                                    Breesee Youth Tour

– Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce, SoCal Leadership Network
– Neighborhood Youth Alliance
– Thai Trade Commission
– Turning Points Foundation
– Verde Concepts

Public Sector Tours
– City of Burbank staff
– City of Los Angeles Planning Dept. staff
– Council General of Thailand and staff
– Rampart Village Neighborhood Council
– Taiwan EPA staff
– U.S. State Dept. Sister City Youth Ambassadors

 

 

 

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Contact Information

117 Bimini Place #221
Los Angeles CA 90004
crsp@igc.org