Day 9: 2011 Mar Vista Green Garden Showcase

The 2011 Mar Vista Green Garden Showcase – Saturday, April 30th from 11:00-4:00  Cost: FREE

This giant eco festival in Mar Vista brings together a community of residents who share a vision for a greener life. Of course, non-residents are welcome as well.
This year, the tour will host the American Solar Energy Society’s National Solar Tour and showcase Mar Vista locations that have gone solar. 

A few years ago, we planted a hummingbird garden.  To our surprise, it also attracted monarch butterflies.  At one point, my 10 year old and I counted 34 caterpillars, we watched them devour our plants, build cocoons and eventually burst out and fly away.  Nothing like bringing the book The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle to life!

So put on your walking shoes, fill-up the air on those bicycle tires and dust off those little red wagons.  After our unusually cold winter it is going to be great to get outside, meet some neighbors and learn more about what can be done to make our gardens and homes more sustainable.