For LA Ecovillage Tour Schedule, go here

at the LA Ecovillage Community Hub:

Friday, June 16, 2023 at 7:30pm 

Erik Assadourian “Following a Gaian Way”
Erik has been grappling with how to transform cultures so that living sustainably feels natural for over 20 years, 17 of which were as a researcher with the sustainability think tank, The Worldwatch Institute. There he wrote on consumerism, cultural change, economic degrowth, Earth education, even the unsustainability of pet ownership. He also crafted an eco-scenario for the popular board game Settlers of Catan (Catan: Oil Springs) and even created a reality TV show where kids moved back in with their parents to become yardfarmers (and in the process quietly quit the consumer economy, while increasing local food security and community resilience). In 2019, Erik founded a new ecocentric philosophy and practicing community called the Gaian Way ( This is Erik’s deepest venture into cultural creation: providing wisdom stories, practices, eco-meditations, and regular opportunities to connect with others who understand that Gaia is alive, and that we are not only utterly dependent on Gaia for our wellbeing, but are a part of this living planet. Join Erik for an evening of discussing sustainability, eco-philosophy, the coming ecological transition, and more.

Sunday morning, June 25, 2023, a cool forum with a few of the folks who got the Los Angeles bike movement hot and moving!

Watch for details very soon.



 Six weekends from October 2023 to April 2024  in person in Los Angeles

 Permaculture Design Certificate course with Larry Santoyo and the Permaculture Academy.

More info here



 Neighborhood Council Sustainability Alliance:

 Neighborhood Council Tree Committee

L.A. Compost  


 Beverly-Vermont Community Land Trust 

 Los Angeles Ecovillage Institute 

Gardening in LA



 CRSP and its Los Angeles Ecovillage Institute are proud to announce that we have become the nonprofit fiscal umbrella for two new projects aligned with our public interest purposes:

Re:Ciclos: Founded and led by bicycle activist and long time LA Ecovillage member Jimmy Lizama, Re:Ciclos teaches youth and neighbors how to build cargo bikes.  They envision a future Los Angeles where the communities most negatively affected by a century of car culture build a new paradigm of heathy mobility built by community for community.  More info here
Bike Talk:  KPFK broadcast Saturday mornings at 6am or streaming on KPFK anytime.  We are a program about bike advocacy. Streaming at Valley Free Radio Sundays, 11am EST and Tuesdays, 3-4pm EST.  See website to stream programs or KPFK 

Ecovillages/Cohousing, Intentional Communities Resources
For a variety of talks, workshops, conferences, books, articles and other resources on these topics, see: (publisher of “Communities Magazine”)  – many low cost and free workshops and resources


LA Ecovillage Volunteer Opportunities:
If you have been on an LAEV tour and would like to be invited to our work parties:
–  For the LAEV Institute Community Hub: (opportunities for aquaponics care, fruit tree & veggie growing in pots, composting care, librarians) contact Lois at
–  For the Solar Cooking and Garden In-Depth workshops, contact Carol
–  For the BVCLT White House Place Learning Garden, contact
–  For Street Librarians bi-monthly Bike Ride, contact Jennifer at
– For BikeTalk.  Experienced or training offered for audio editors (using Audacity), journalists, producerts, conversationalists, mailers.  Contact Bike Talk Nick Richert
–  For Re:Ciclos, contact Jimmy Lizama

See LA Ecovillage Tour schedule here

Upcoming events April – May 2022

See tour schedule below or here


Sat.,  April  23, 9:30 – 11:30 am.  Learn about using solar cookers and regenerative gardening in Los Angeles Eco Village.   – IN PERSON
Demonstration of three types of solar cookers. While food is cooking (weather permitting),  walk through and talk about the different types of gardens and- composting.  We will finish with a taste of sun-cooked gluten free vegan food.
This is an outdoor event. Please wear enclosed shoes and comfortable clothes – work clothes if you want to help with compost.  Wear mask, bring sunscreen, bug spray, plate and eating utensils.  Space limited to 15.  Tickets $17.  Reserve and pay here.  Limited number of complimentary tickets with promo code “FreeGuest”


CANCELED:  WATCH FOR NEW DATE.  Sat., April 9, 2022 from 12:30 to 3pm: Karaoke Bike Ride to a local central city neighborhood. Folks on bikes meet at the LA Ecovillage Community Hub, 3554 W. 1st Street at 12:30pm for biking to a nearby neighborhood to be announced.  Register here and watch for details.

This workshop made possible by a grant from the LADWP


Sat, April 23, 2022 from 1 to 2:30 pm.  Save Energy, Save Money and Win free workshop.  Virtual.  Our special speaker will be a representative from the sunrise movement.  Register here:

This workshop made possible by a grant from the LADWP


Fri & Sat May 20-21, 2022, the 21st Municipal Green Building Conference at LA Trade Technical College – Live and in-person.  Los Angeles Ecovillage will be hosting a booth on Community Day May 21, and the conference is free and open to the public that day.   Get a glimpse of what will be happening here.  And save the date and watch for more registration details


LA Eco-Village Tours on the following dates from 10:30am to 1pm.  Registration and vaccinations required. 
Saturday, April 2, 2022 from 10:30am to 1pm CANCELED
Saturday, April 16, 2022 from 10:30am to 1pm
Saturday, April 30, 2022 from 10:30am to 1pm
Saturday, May 14, 2022 from 10:30am to 1pm
Saturday, May 28, 2022 from 10:30am to 1pm

Details  here


Open post

Rampart Village Neighborhood Council Meeting. 3rd Tue of each month at 6:00 pm.

What:     Rampart Village Neighborhood Council Meeting
Where:  155 No. Occidental Blvd., LA 90026 or via Zoom during Covid-19
                crisis.  Check website for agendas/details:   
                Currently meetings are held on-line at

When:   Third Tuesday each month s at 6pm 

More information:

The Rampart Village Neighborhood Council meets the 3rd Tuesday each month at 6 pm.  The 11 member Council frequently takes up issues of urban sustainability in the L.A. Eco-Village and adjacent neighborhoods.  This is a great opportunity to support more inner city sustainability initiatives.  You can join committees, give public input, run for the Board.  Not a citizen, no problem, your input is invited, and you CAN VOTE!


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