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*Explorations in Nature for kids 3 to 8 and parents with Artist in Residence Sylvette Frazier. Come celebrate 4/29/2018 from 3 to 5pm at LA Eco-Village

Sylvette Frazier

Public Reception & Collaborative Nature Weave:
Sunday, Apr. 29 from 3 to 5 pm
L.A. Eco-Village
117 Bimini Pl
Los Angeles 90004


Free admission, no reservations needed.

Come celebrate the conclusion of this 8 week workshop and the beautiful work of the participating children.

Explorations in Nature is a unique 9 week art program for children 3 through 8 and their parents or guardians that use the visual arts to develop deeper connections between children and their experience of the natural world.  This program is made possible in part by a grant from the City of Los Angeles, Department of Cultural Affairs and CRSP in association with the Urban Soil-Tierra Urbana Housing Co-op and the Beverly-Vermont Community Land Trust.

Led by Artist in Residence Sylvette Frazier, creator of Connecting Children to Art in Nature, classes feature emphasis on creating art in an eco-conscious format, culminating with a public exhibition and collaborative nature weave.

*Part of an on-going series of events in Celebration
of the 25th Anniversary of the Los Angeles Eco-Village


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Explorations in Nature: Collaborative Nature Weave – Sat., Dec. 16, 2017 from 10am to noon at L.A. Eco-Village

You are invited

to the public closing reception, children’s exhibition and collaborative nature weave.

Saturday, December 16, 2017 from 10am to noon

117 Bimini Pl, Courtyard
Los Angeles 90004
Los Angeles Eco-Village

No reservations required.

All welcome!  Children & Adults of all ages

This culminating public event and exhibition is made possibly in part from a grant from the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs, in association with CRSP, the Beverly-Vermont Community Land Trust, the Urban Soil-Tierra Urbana Housing Co-op.

See the colorful flyer here:
Explorations in Nature 12 16 17 public reception English flyer

INHABIT: Building Intentional Communities in L.A. – Wed., Oct 11, 2017 at 3301 W. Washington Blvd, LA 90018

In conjunction with MOLLY LARKEY: a shape made through its unraveling

INHABIT: Building Intentional Communities in Los Angeles

October 11th, 7 PM


ARTICULATE: Language as Resistance

October 14th, 3 PM



INHABIT  focuses on issues of land and property. As communities, we have the possibility of using our joint economic and social power to build affordable housing that supports our economic and social well-being. It is facilitated by LATCH collective and At Home Housing.

We invite anyone interested in creating affordable, sustainable housing to come with any questions about tiny houses, intentional community, and the collective building process. As a group, we will share information and resources, and generate practical solutions and designs for building alternative communities in Los Angeles and elsewhere.

LATCH Collective is a network of tiny house enthusiasts supporting each other in designing and building tiny, transportable homes. We organize opportunities for sharing and receiving skills, knowledge, experience, tools and support. We also advocate for increased housing options in Los Angeles, specifically for spaces that are affordable, sustainable, well-designed and safely built.

At Home Housing is an organization dedicated to creating housing opportunities for intentional communities. We organize members, provide trainings, and reach out to those who are interested.  We educate the public and policymakers about the benefits of community living throughout Los Angeles.

ARTICULATE  considers how language can be used as a performative speech act that creates our shared reality. We will explores some deep structures of language and create individualized tools for healing and resistance.

Amanda Yates Garcia is an artist, witch and healer. She draws from a broad range of esoteric strategies including the Western Mystery Traditions of tarot, alchemy and Hermeticism; shamanic healing practices; positive magic and witchcraft; herbalism; energy work (Reiki, tantra and other yogas); psychomagic and more.

For more information about the exhibition or events, contact Ochi Projects at


CONNECT  addresses the divisiveness created by capitalism based on the creation of scarcity. We will use techniques derived from the Theater of the Oppressed to explore paradigms based in connection and abundance, as well as discuss solutions to the problem of contrived scarcity. This event will be held with Jade Gordon on October 21st, 3-5 pm.



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CicLAvia: Sunday, October 8, 2017 from 9am to 4pm Heart of LA

CicLAvia returns to the Heart of LA with an exciting and fun 6-mile route featuring the neighborhoods of Echo Park, Chinatown, Historic Downtown, Civic Center, Little Tokyo, Arts District, and Boyle Heights.

Lots of family-friendly activities are planned along the route.

We will be kicking off CicLAvia Sunday with a press conference at 8:30am at the Broadway HUB (Broadway and 7th St.). Come by to start your day.

CicLAvia is a nonprofit organization, and we couldn’t do what we do without your support.  Let’s keep CicLAvia rolling by making a donation today.

See you this Sunday, Oct. 8th at CicLAvia: Heart of LA!

Romel Pascual, CicLAvia Executive Director



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Explorations in Nature for kids 3 – 8: Eight Week Program: 9/30 – 12/16/17 at L.A. Eco-Village


Lief and Joaquin in courtyard garden

This free unique 8 week art program for kids 3 through 8 and their parent or legal guardian uses the visual arts to develop deeper connections between children and their experience of the natural world.

Led by Artist-in-Residence Sylvette Frazier, classes emphasize creating art in an eco-conscious format.  The series will culminate with a public exhibition and collaborative nature weave.




Week 1:  September 30
Week 2:  October 7
Week 3:  October 14
Week 4:  October 21
Week 5:  November 4
Week 6:  November 18
Week 7:  December 2
Week 8:  December 9


Please plan to attend all eight sessions plus the Reception

Courtyard garden

Los Angeles Eco-Village courtyard
117 Bimimi Place
Los Angeles 90004

FEE:  Free, but enrollment required.
Contact Leslie Ezeh at

Sylvette Frazier

Sylvette Frazier is an Artist and the Owner and Creator of Connecting Children to Art in Nature (CCAN).  She created CCAN to foster a new cord of connectivity for young children to the elements of art and principles of design that is in nature. She holds a M.Ed. with a specialization in Early Childhood /Primary Education, and has been active in the field of Early Childhood Education for over 25 years. She has created programs for elementary schools, children’s centers, community gardens, arboretums and botanical gardens locally and aboard. Her work has been exhibited in galleries and alternative spaces in the USA as well as Western Europe. Sylvette holds Artist-in-Residence posts in a wide range of locations and believes strongly that we all need to work together to help protect our planet.

This program is made possible in part by a grant from the City of Los Angeles, Department of Cultural Affairs and the Los Angeles Eco-Village Child Care Service/CRSP, the Urban Soil-Tierra Urbana Limited Equity Housing Cooperative, and the Beverly-Vermont Community Land Trust.


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Film Screening: “Brilliant Soil” Thursday, April 9, 2015 at 7:30pm at L.A. Eco-Village

About the Award-Winning Film “Brilliant Soil” —

This touching and urgent film deals with the use of lead-based glazes on pottery from Michoacan and how this toxic element affects the quality of life and health of the artisans.

More info on the film:

You can see the trailer here:

Dignicraft artist and film producer Omar Foglio will be in person to talk about current projects related to the film.


  • Date:             Thursday, April 9, 2015
  • Time:             7:30pm
  • Location:       Los Angeles Eco-Village
  • Address:        117 Bimini Pl, Los Angeles 90004
  • Donation:     $3 to $5 sliding scale (no one turned away)


We are a hybrid between an art collective, media production company and distributor of cultural goods, inspired by human dignity and justice, the artisanal process of creation and the potential of collaboration to spark change.

The essence of our art practice is to encourage encounters normally not seen between people of different backgrounds. We do this by producing documentaries, distributing cultural goods such as films and crafts with a great story behind them, or imparting a collaborative workshop as part of a contemporary art project. The most important thing for us is the quality of the relationships we establish and their consequences.

Dignicraft was born of the evolution of collective work that we started in 2000, together with other people under the name Bulbo and Galatea audio/visual. We are Paola Rodríguez, José Luis Figueroa, Omar Foglio, Blanca O. España, David Figueroa and Araceli Blancarte.

This event sponsored by CRSP in association with Dignicraft and the Urban Soil/Tierra Urbana Limited Equity Housing Cooperative

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Global Ecovillage Network (GEN) Conference – Switzerland July 7 – 12, 2013

What:       Global Ecovillage Network (GEN) Conference
Where:    Schweibenalp,  Switzerland
When:      July 7 – 12, 2013


More Details here:

Celebrating Community – Lessons from our living history:

Hearing from founders and elders of our movement about successes, lessons learned and growing edges relating to GEN.

NextGEN – International perspectives from the next generation:

Allowing ourselves to be inspired by the enthusiasm and intelligence of youth and young adults that are building pathways to our future.

Political Influencing – Policies for civil society engagement:

Learning how top-down and bottom-up approaches can combine to support and implement ecovillage strategies for the transition of our societies to a more sustainable way of living.

Villages in Transition to Resilience:

How traditional and indigenous village networks can use the ecovillage approach to become strong vehicles for the regeneration of social and natural environment.

Alternative Technologies:

Hands-on experience and the theoretical background to innovative technologies that make a real difference.


  1. Beyond Consensus – Exploring Sociocracy and Holacracy
  2. The Art of Recycling – Creating Beauty from Waste
  3. Empowered Fundraising – Allowing funds to flow into Sustainability
  4. Sustainable Economies – alternatives to the prevalent growth model

The conference will provide a multitude of opportunities to get to know the other participants and for informal exchange. Each participant will also be a member of a Home Group where they can touch base and deepen their experience each day.

The conference will be facilitated by Macaco Tamerice, Zoltan Hosszu, Robin Alfred and Kosha Joubert. Interesting speakers will present their work and projects.

NextGEN Meeting

Parallel to annual GEN Conference meeting of young people involved in NextGEN will take place in Schweibenalp. The aim of the meeting is to enable young people to come together and create heart-to-heart connections which will improve cooperation in the future projects. NextGEN meeting will be longer as GEN Conference itself and will start already on Saturday the 6th of July in the evening. It will last until Sunday 14th of July. Read more here. If you are interested in the youth meeting please contact lara(at) for further information.

Please find the conference schedule here.


Our hosting partner community
Center of Unity Schweibenalp

We are a community of about 20 people. Creativity, compassion, open communication, sincere encounters and zest for life are important to us. What connects us all is our vision, living and working together.
The Business on Schweibenalp is affiliated to the “Association Center of Unity” as a seminar business and employs members of the community and external staff. We see ourselves as a model business that links the events and workshops held here, with the community and the Alpine Permaculture project as well as being a pioneer in holistic management. 

Our charming and renovated Guest House with its 100 beds was built in the early years of the Swiss mountain tourism and is surrounded by an area of about twenty hectares.



Conference Fee

Regular 500 €
Reduced 350 € ( for students, unemployed, people on low income )



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