Tours

REGULAR TOURS ARE SCHEDULED AS FOLLOWS:

Sunday, August 17, 2014 from 10:30am to 1pm  FULL

Saturday, September 6, 2014 from 10:30am to 1pm

Saturday, September 27, 2014 from 2pm to 4:30pm

 

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 in the  garden or lobby 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).
  • Fee:  $10 (sliding scale available) for regular tour only.  $20 when lunch included.  You can pay at the door.
  • 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.

WATCH FOR FUTURE SCHEDULING OF BREAK-OUT SESSIONS AFTER THE TOUR
We are planning more in-depth break-out workshops from 2 to 5 pm after the tour on the following topics:

  • 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 if you are  interested in attending any of these sessions: crsp@igc.org  or 213/738-1254
If you have already been on a tour, you would be welcome to attend an afternoon session.
Watch for details and fee schedule.

 

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Contact Information

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