April 20, 2013 · 10:00 AM
The Mar Vista Community Council invites you to participate in the FREE fifth annual Mar Vista Green Garden Showcase - a citywide Earth Day celebration on Saturday, April 20th, 2013 from 10 am to 4pm.
Start at Showcase Central - 3635 Grand View Blvd and pick up a map.
See the gardens on the tour here.
Maps will be published the week before the tour. Use the MAP to plan your own personal tour. Here are some tips to use the bus and your bike to take the tour!
The tour showcases drought-resistant landscapes and edible gardens with sustainability features ranging from composting techniques to water capture practices. Urban farms range from aquaponic farming to gardens with chicken coops. The tour places special emphasis on the critical need for ocean friendly gardens and California native gardens that support much needed pollinators such as honey bees and monarch butterflies. See how creating outdoor rooms provides much more useful livable space than a traditional lawn and creates a sense of community. Does your garden qualify? See the Garden Showcase FAQs.
This giant eco-festival is comprised of gardens throughout the Mar Vista community. On the heels of four wildly successful prior tours that topped 2,000 attendees last year, the Mar Vista Green Garden Showcase includes special guest presenters at many gardens to enhance your knowledge of sustainability in daily living. Especially valuable is the chance for guests to meet do it yourself gardeners who share knowledge and experience.
This is truly a giant block party throughout Mar Vista and you will have a blast meeting your neighbors as you visit their gardens. You can use the maps to create your own self-guided walking tours in each of the 6 Mar Vista Community Council zones.
The Mar Vista Green Garden Showcase seeks to empower Los Angelenos to adopt environmentally conscious living solutions. With most people walking or biking their tours, there is a tremendous sense of community as garden enthusiasts from throughout Southern California join our neighbors to celebrate our shared vision for a greener life.
Guest environmental organizations on the tour include HoneyLove.org, Los Angeles County Master Gardeners,The Seed Library of Los Angeles, and Grow Native Nursery. Landscape designers will be at many gardens to answer questions and share information.