…was a good way to end the last day in..
…activities and workshops at the Sundown Dome start this morning – including “Score for a _________ Home,” an impromptu exercise to write down every word that describes the home we want, followed by each of picking our favorite descriptor, and writing a score to create that home. SCORES FOR A CALIFORNIA COMMUNE MIGRATION: Sundown Dome to Salmon ..
…indefinitely for short-term rentals starting November 11th (as I transition to rural life and work at a long-term farm/commune project). More on the rental here. (More on the hous..
…presented by The Los Angeles Seminary for Embodied and Civic Arts is coming up this Labor Day weekend at For Your Art! Sundown Stock & Exchange at For Your Art, 6020 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles Labor Day weekend: Friday August 29th: 7pm – 9pm and Saturday August 30th – Monday September 1st: 12pm – 5pmThe Los Angeles Seminary for Embodied and Civic ..
…which has been meeting weekly at my place since June 1st is now almost wrapping up, and since it’s been a pretty intimate environment we haven’t been doing any live-tweeting, hash-tagging, or photo-posting, but I can report that we’ve had an amazing stream of special guests join us for guided conversation over lunch in the garden, including ..
…is the title of the story written by Wildflowering L.A. site #44 owner Jennifer Mandel, just posted on Zócalo Public Square… “A few weeks ago, a guy from Wildflowering LA came to take away the sign; we had him take one last picture of us with it in our scraggly and faun-colored yard. We were sad ..
…a favored source of garden bed and pathway mulch, is procured this afternoon from the nearby Glendale horsey feed and seed shop, prompted by some wilty annual veg plants suffering in the recent summer-like 100 deg..
…to those who made the culminating Wildflowering L.A. show/event last weekend possible… Genny Arnold and Lili Singer (Theodore Payne Foundation) / Michelle Matthews and Veronica Franco (The Shed) / Leigh Adams, Erin Harkey, Joshua Link, Tom McKenzie, Brooke Sauer, Andy Wilcox, Richard Schulhof (director, The Los Angeles Arboretum and Botanic Gardens) / the volunteers Carolyn Gray Anderson, Noe Gaytan, Sara Abed, Ernesto Perez, Jeremy ..
…spring show/events next weekend, April 26 & 27, for which I’ll be taping out a massive 40′ x 70′ freeway map of LA county, upon which the 50 sites will be marked by fresh wildflower cuttings – ideally brought by the owners themselves on Saturday – so that visitors will be able to take a ..
In November 2013 owners of of 50 selected sites across Los Angeles county were prescribed one of four custom wildflower seed mixes based on their location. Participants were responsible for sowing, watering, weeding, and occasionally hunting gophers. Over the past few weeks we have been receiving reports from these Wildflowering L.A. sites. The first accounts ..
…and open call for applications for a radical seminary for communal retreat, embodied arts activity, and project development to inseminate Los Angeles with new forms of civic culture – visit the webpage for more details, the latest information and additional resources. + Now accepting applications for 9 to 13 spots to be filled on a rolling basis. + The summer session runs for ..
…is the name of the very soon-to-be-announced enrollment program starting this summer up on Sundown, where we are now adding a second geodesic dome (a 19′ diameter canvas structure which has been traveling as the mobile Sundown Schoolhouse for the past few years from the Hayward Gallery in London to the Liverpool Biennial to The Walker Art Center in Minneapolis) to ..
…this hot sunny winter’s afternoon brought together participants from many of the 50 sites across the county to the wild foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains of the Theodore Payne Foundation (a favorite place in the Los Angeles area, a special sanctuary to consider what our land was like before it was urbanized, and a primary inspiration for the Wildflowering L.A. project) ..
…on Eagle Rock Boulevard below my hill is the Wildflowering L.A. site – of the 50 spread across Los Angeles county – that I pass most often, and today I notice at least four or five different species in bloom, though probably another four to six weeks from p..
…another delicious rice tumeric porridge with fresh greens at Atwater Village artist-run cafe Thank You F..
…is a very occasional (open one day every few weeks 10am-2pm and 10pm-2am) very underground (garage) very small (one car space) artist project in the Westlake neighborhood of LA – which we finally had the chance to visit today – with a new installation, furniture, lighting, concept (raw red meat on the cafe tables and ..
…to Los Angeles this summer from June 1 to August 24th with a re-launched and re-configured to-be-announced 12 week enrollment program at the dome-headquarters that sort of picks up where we left off in 2006, with an open call for applications coming soon. (sign up for the email list to hear it first) sundownschoo..
…in downtown Los Angeles with rooftop farming friend Annie Novak (who is doing research for an upcoming book) was an inspiring/informative discovery, understanding how to grow food in this extreme industrial environment we were nerding-out on issues of irrigation, pollination, germination, decomposition, and general soil / ai..
…presented by Robby Herbst at Human Resources – LA’s favorite community artist-run performance/art space – for ten days of activities, is where I went tonight to join a group of eight mostly familiar friendly faces for a couple hours of activity and conversation around general ideas of collectivism. I + We is an experimental and ..
…this morning included tomatoes (!) and peppers (!!) ripened in our recent unseasonably warm temps (and drought thanks to our Ridiculously Resilient Ridge while the Eastern and Midwestern US struggles with their Polar Vortex) in addition to the squashes, lemons and nasturtiums you might expect finding in an LA garden this tim..