Earth Day South LA was utterly wonderful. I was so glad to be there for the early part of it, and to watch it fill up with people and energy until I had to leave at 1pm. If you didn't make it, click here to see all that you missed.
|CSU-made jam, grapefruit-marmalade, & tomato sauce! 4/14/12|
|Jackie and son.|
|Earth Day stage.|
|Solo and Dwayne of Earlez Grille serving up veggie dogs & chili.|
Did I mention this was a vegetarian event?
|I want more bike-powered appliances.|
|CSU volunteers at the Food Not Bombs tent.|
|One of the new murals in the making.|
|Sachiko cultivating the next-generation green thumb.|
|Briana gave me tons of interesting info about the Natural History Museum and LA Green Grounds|
|N'koli and I had a great conversation about the importance of gardening.|
I was taken by this mural in particular when I first visited the school for the outreach day. There's another lovely mural of Mother Earth on the other side of this wall which I neglected to take a picture of. Shame.
|Trees and buildings mural.|
|Another mural in progress. 4/14/12|
|Normandie Reading Grove. Oh, my heart.|
|Poetry workshop by Street Poets educator & hip hop artist Chirag|
|Real Rydaz made my day. Hope I can make it to the Peace, Love & Family Ride on July 1.|
Real Rydaz made the most badass entrance I've seen in a long time. Acrobatic bikes, and Rydaz talking about health issues in the community. Wonder if they've ever heard Beach Cruisin'.
It was such a warm, engaging event. I'm looking forward to exploring all the connections I made that day. And there are dreams brewing of 2013 seeing Earth Day Boyle Heights, Earth Day East LA, Earth Day Every Day.