Sunday, September 23, 2007

Otis Home Tour!

Last weekend, the garden was featured in a home tour sponsored by the Do It Now: Live Green design show at Otis. It was incredibly fun, and many neighbors and friends showed up, including members of the wonderful Mar Vista Neighborhood Association (MVNA), and our amazing City Councilman Bill Rosendahl. He gave an inspired talk about each of our personal responsibilities to live lighter, use less, and was incredibly supportive of our project. He spoke about the importance of doing both large and small things, and the cumululative effect of participation. Afterwards, I got invited back to his house and got beautiful brown, white, and green eggs from his hens. Guess we're not the only urban farmers in Mar Vista!

Our friend Donna who owns the fabulous Surfing Cowboys store on Abbott Kinney talked about how much the garden has become a social center of our street. Everyone stops by to say hi, as we are constantly in the front has changed the way we live in our neighborhood. I haven't had so many friends on my block since I was 10 years old.

This garden has completely changed my life, and I am so grateful for it, and for my husband Fred, who was behind me all the way with his support and sweat and commitment to rid the world of nut grass.

Meg Linton Of Otis College Of Art And Design, Councilman Bill Rosendahl, Me, And Fred
(Photo by Susan Black-Feinstein, Treasurer, MVNA, THANK YOU!)

Donna Speaking At The Garden:

Councilman Bill Rosendahl Speaks:


Fred's Panoramas...

Councilman Bill's Arucana Eggs


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