The 6th Annual Mar Vista Green Garden Showcase was Saturday, April 26. This Earth Day celebration, presented by the Mar Vista Community Council, seeks to empower Angelenos to adopt environmentally conscious living solutions. With many 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.
This year there were fewer gardens, located in one of six walkable/bike-able clusters. Each garden had one or more of the following sustainability features: California native/drought tolerant plantings, edibles or water catchment systems. Visitors could talk with and meet landscapers as well as do-it-yourself gardeners who share knowledge and experience. Special guest presenters at many gardens enhanced their knowledge of sustainability in daily living. At the participating schools, visitors learned how the school gardens contribute to a more sustainable future.
Did you miss the tour, or some of the gardens on it? Click here to display a Green Garden Showcase map, then follow the directions to create your own personal tour map. PLEASE BE RESPECTFUL OF GARDEN OWNERS’ PROPERTY. View gardens from the sidewalk unless invited in. Don’t pick anything!
The Mar Vista community has an ongoing commitment to encouraging sustainability in all aspects of life. The Green Tent at the Mar Vista Farmers' Market hosts a different eco-presenter each Sunday. Every 4th Sunday, UCCE Master Gardeners visit The Green Tent with seeds, seedlings and advice.