There are many talented folks wh0 live in Los Angeles Eco-Village. Please consider their arts, crafts, performances, products, and consultant services when you need to make such purchases. Check the drop-down menu above for further information or watch for more details below.
Angel Orozco: Fair trade organic locally roasted coffees from the Cafecito Organico: http://cafecitoorganico.com/
Carol Springer: Carol is a retired nurse, licensed massage and trauma touch therapist, helps people feel better with bodywork sessions that engage the individual in their self care. The subtle, intuitive Cranial / sacral and Myo-fascial approaches help balance the nervous system, improve function and flexibility.
Ianne Lavigne is an integral artist, writer, illustrator of children’s books and teacher committed to a sustainable future for children, herself and the planet. With the help of community members and friends, she led the development of, and now stewards, the Los Angeles Eco-Village Art Studio. Located behind the Bimini Terrace apartments, and previously a garage used primarily for storage, it has recently been transformed into a multi-use space providing not only a personal work studio for Ianne, but also a creative workspace for the Eco-Village community members and children. Plans for future events to be held at the studio include: art workshops using recycled materials, film showings, oetry readings, studio openings, and art exhibits. Ianne is currently writing and illustrating several books for children, including:
- GET FRUITY! My Green Grannie’s First Book of Fruit
- GO GO VEGGIE! My Green Grannie’s First Book of Vegetables, and
- FOREVER DOOR: A Fantastical Tale That Sings for the End of Hunger (which is also presently under development as a musical theatre work).
To learn more, please visit Ianne’s website at:
Jimmy Lizama: Relampago. Watch for details.
Joe Linton: Art and notecards, posters, flyers, paintings: handmaderansomnotes.wordpress.com
Joe’s blogs about the L.A. River here: http://lacreekfreak.wordpress.com/
Joe consults on transportation, water conserving gardens, bicycling and more.
Josey Sarria and Zoe Rawson: Beautiful handmade tote-bags and other arts and crafts made in the L.A. Eco-Village Sewing Studio with recycled materials from Cafecito’s burlap coffee sacks and other local materials. They have also been recently accepted to sell their handicrafts at the upcoming Renegade Crafts Fair. Visit their website at http://altrochimochi.wordpress.com/
Julio Santizo: EcoMaya Festival producer.
EcoMaya Festivals have been happening in L.A. since 1992 produced with the
endless energy of Eco-Villager Julio Santizo. Volunteers are welcome to get involved in planning and helping to manifest the Festival. Contact Julio at email@example.com
Watch for Festival details in 2013
The Festival is free and open to everyone.
Julio R. Santizo (a different Julio Santizo from EcoMaya Festival Producer):
Computer repair: hardware and software, troubleshooting: firstname.lastname@example.org
Lois Arkin: Public tours of L.A. Eco-Village, consulting and public talks for transforming urban neighborhoods into more sustainable communities: email@example.com
Melba Thorn: Organic vegan chocolates:
and raw vegan food prep workshops firstname.lastname@example.org
Los Angeles-based Native Gardens offers decadently delicious Chocolate Truffles. Founder and Developer Melba Thorn, who has an undying passion for natural foods, founded the company in 2004. With diabetes and childhood obesity being so prevalent in minority communities, Melba wanted to create mouth watering chocolate desserts that were pure, healthy and delicious.
Michelle Wong: Healing teas and Acupuncture. Watch for details.
Somerset Waters and Aurisha Smolarksi Waters: Telematique, a unique classical music duo (cello and violin), more information.
Arisha Smolarksi, M.A., Therapy for individuals and couples. Details here: http://aurishasmolarski.com/
Somerset Waters Housebuilding Project. Looking for people interested in learning about the construction proceseses of building a sustainably built cabin which includes progressive framing strategies and roofing, solar thermal and controller electronics. In September, 2013, we’ll be moving to earthen plaster construction and building a rocket stove mass heater. Location: Crestline, CA 92325 (1- 1/2 hr from downtown Los Angeles). We have a series of weekends throughout the summer 2013 when we will be building. Vegetarian food/beverage will be supplied. Camping on property available for overnight or extended stays. Email email@example.com if you are interested, and we will get you more information.