Beverly Vermont Community Land Trust

Beverly Vermont Community Land Trust A community land trust exercising land stewardship and integrating urban living with nature in Los Angeles 🌿 🏡 🏙 The Beverly Vermont Community Land Trust (BVCLT) is a nonprofit 501.c.3 organization based in the L.A.

Eco-Village (LAEV) two block neighborhood. Founded in 2007 by LAEV intentional community members, CRSP and Cultivating Sustainable Communities, BVCLT specializes in helping to create permanently affordable housing for low to moderate income households dedicated to lower impact living patterns. The BVCLT mission is to exercise land stewardship as the basis for creating pedestrian-centered neighb

Eco-Village (LAEV) two block neighborhood. Founded in 2007 by LAEV intentional community members, CRSP and Cultivating Sustainable Communities, BVCLT specializes in helping to create permanently affordable housing for low to moderate income households dedicated to lower impact living patterns. The BVCLT mission is to exercise land stewardship as the basis for creating pedestrian-centered neighb

Operating as usual

Photos from Northern California Land Trust's post
04/23/2021

Photos from Northern California Land Trust's post

03/31/2021

Today, Ktown for All delivered a letter to city leaders calling for the resignation of Councilmember Mitch O’Farrell for his deceptive and dangerous choices last week related to the closure of Echo Park Lake.

Read our full statement here:
bit.ly/resignmof

03/19/2021

Beverly Vermont Community Land Trust Response to Violence Against Asian American Communities

To Our AAPI Family in Koreatown, Little Bangladesh, Historic Filipino Town, Thai Town, East Hollywood, and the rest of Los Angeles - we at The Beverly-Vermont Community Land Trust stand and grieve with you as we process the Anti-Asian violence that occurred on March 16th that took the lives of 8 people, 6 of whom were Asian women.

We must collectively take responsibility for addressing the increase of racial violence that our AAPI community has experienced historically and exponentially since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic. We acknowledge that at the root of these attacks are the interconnected violent systems of patriarchy and white supremacy.

According to #StopAAPIHate, 3,800 incidents of anti-Asian violence have been reported since March 2020. This is unacceptable.

As an organization centered in Koreatown, we commit to centering, uplifting, and protecting our AAPI neighbors, especially during this time. Your voice not only matters to us, but it also guides us to create the healthy communities we know we deserve. You matter, your safety matters, your well-being matters. And we will say the names of those who we have lost.

Delaina Ashley Yaun
Paul Andre Michels
Xiaojie Tan
Daoyou Feng
Julie Park
Park Hyeon Jeong
And two others whose names have not yet been shared.
Rest in peace, the peace you were not afforded in this world. We will continue to fight these systems of patriarchy, white supremacy, and inequity in your remembrance.

-BVCLT

Take a look at this great piece on Community Land Trust from Laist and the great strides this movement it's making as of...
02/03/2021
How Community Land Trusts Could Make LA More Affordable

Take a look at this great piece on Community Land Trust from Laist and the great strides this movement it's making as of late. CLTS directly tackles the issues of affordable housing for folks of deep affordable needs! Below we have a quote from our Board Secretary Adriana.

"As for Swain, she says she's been thrilled to see the community land trust model gain traction in L.A., and notes that the Beverly-Vermont Community Land Trust is currently in the process of adding another fourplex to its housing stock. Though managing a space with around 50 other people at the L.A. Eco Village has its challenges, for her it's been worth it.

"Overall I think it's an aspirational project," says Swain. "It's a proof of concept that you can have long-term affordable housing in Los Angeles, and it can be something that you can not only get by on financially but that you can thrive on."

https://laist.com/2021/02/02/community-land-trusts-los-angeles-affordable.php

By buying up homes and turning them over to community ownership, these nonprofit organizations aim to relieve the city's sky-high housing costs.

Beverly Vermont Community Land Trust
12/17/2020

Beverly Vermont Community Land Trust

Tomorrow (Friday), 5:30PM. Metabolic Studio's new series. They read, we embroider. Get a kit by emailing info@metabolics...
10/22/2020

Tomorrow (Friday), 5:30PM. Metabolic Studio's new series. They read, we embroider. Get a kit by emailing [email protected] with your mailing address.

Join us this Friday for the second iteration of our reading and embroidery zoom gathering.

We spent the first twelve weeks of this series focused on abolitionist readings. For the next eleven weeks, we will be educating ourselves about the "Fires of the West" with a specific focus on Native land management and sovereignty, the history of fire suppression, and how we can decolonize our understanding of fire moving forward to create a safer and more resilient West.
If you are interested in receiving an embroidery kit please email [email protected] with your mailing address.

Please register for Friday at 5:30 pm on Eventbrite, link here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/fires-of-the-west-learning-and-native-plant-embroidery-zoom-102320-tickets-125683094519

Arroyo S.E.C.O Network of Time Banks
10/20/2020

Arroyo S.E.C.O Network of Time Banks

Time Bank members—individual and organizational—continue to engage virtually. A few options for this week:
ANYTIME
A recent Gardenerd.com Tip of the Week Podcast features Northeast L.A. Time Bank member David Newsom (pictured), founder of Wild Yards Project. ''We explore native habitats and landscapes. David is an amateur native plant enthusiast, but you’d never know it when you see his garden. He and his wife transformed a dead, flat landscape into a thriving garden teeming with wildlife. During our chat, David shares some of his favorite California natives. We talk about killing plants, survival of the fittest, and never giving up.'' A link to the podcast: https://gardenerd.com/blog/podcast-wild-yards-with-david-newsom/
MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY
Two meditative forms of bodywork are available weekly through the Time Bank, for members and for the general public!
* On Mondays at 6:30PM and Saturdays at 9:00AM, Jenna Blaustein teaches Feldenkrais Method®: Awareness through Movement classes. ''We use gentle movement sequences to increase your self-awareness and bring greater ease of movement.'' For the zoom link and password, email the instructor at [email protected].
* Monday through Friday at different times of the morning, afternoon, and evening, Lee Conger, LMFT & Integral Qigong and Tai Chi, mindbodylosangeles.com offers sessions of Qigong, ''an ancient Chinese energy healing practice. Translated as 'Life Force Cultivation,' Qigong involves gentle, meditative movement and breathwork.'' Find the schedule and Zoom links at MindBodyLosAngeles.com. Request the password by writing [email protected].
* Remind yourself of all of the above by following posts at the Time Bank Mind-Body Community Practices. No prior Feldenkrais or Qigong experience is necessary. Time dollars are happily accepted.
WEDNESDAY
Collective Impact is a free speaker series, addressing such topics as the climate crisis, resilience, health and wellness, diversity and inclusion, equity, economy, the environment, and much more. Los Angeles Ecovillage Institute - LAEVI, formerly CRSP and BuroHappold are co-sponsoring the 2020 events. ''We’ve assembled forward-thinking thought leaders for a discussion on our collective impact on Los Angeles and beyond. Join us, offer your insights, and be part of the conversation to move us forward collectively.'' For the first round on October 21, 5-7PM, ''we are providing three speakers: architect and LAEVI board member Ian N. McIlvaine, Building and Safety Commissioner Joselyn Geaga-Rosenthal, and long time friend and Burbank Recycling Center Coordinator Kreigh Hampel.'' Register at https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcvfuqvrTgqHdYGTFOxnZQHhQ3StZhmXoS0/.
FRIDAY
‘‘Since the last presidential election, Lauren Bon and the Metabolic Studio have held a weekly potluck, printmaking workshop, and community crafting space ... to process, collectively, the various crises of this time. With the advent of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have restructured this practice to be a virtual Zoom gathering in which we educate ourselves on critical issues by reading and holding discussions while we craft.” The current “iteration is dedicated to educating ourselves about the ‘Fires of the West’ with a specific focus on Native land management and sovereignty, the history of fire suppression, and how we can decolonize our understanding of fire moving forward to create a safer and more resilient West. Please join us each Friday at 5:30 p.m. PST as we gather, learn and craft together.” Register at https://www.eventbrite.com/o/metabolic-studio-30121249062. If you'd like to receive an embroidery kit please send your name and address to [email protected].
SATURDAY
2:00-4:00PM. From Silver Lake Time Bank organizer John Wingler: Something free and fun to do this weekend, safely at home! For twenty-five years, fans of the beloved comic duo Laurel and Hardy have enjoyed a festival hosted by the Silver Lake Improvement Association, at the foot of the iconic stairs which are the actual setting in Silver Lake for the Oscar award winning short film, ‘‘The Music Box.’’ This year’s annual Music Box Steps Day festival will be presented virtually, via a video broadcast premiering on Saturday, October 24, from 2 - 4 pm, on SLIA’s website and its page. The presentation recounts the history of the stairs, the stars, and the film, ending with a newly re-mastered copy of the hilarious 1932 comedy, not to be missed! Link to website: http://www.silverlakeimprovementassociation.org/
3:00-4:00PM Our Time Bank (Culver City, Palms, Mar Vista, Westwood, Beverly Hills, Ladera Heights, Inglewood, and the beach communities) is an organizational member of ASNTB. We enjoy the reciprocity. Their next Our Time Bank Virtual Potluck is Saturday, October 24, 3-4PM. ''Pour yourself a cup of afternoon tea and catch up with neighbors and friends via Zoom. We'll check in and trade stories of how we're supporting the sharing economy from a distance with fellow time bankers. Instructions for logging in are on our website:'' https://ourtimebank.com/node/1000/
ALL-DAY
Participants in ASNTB's Writing Letters to Inmates (Social Justice Project), established May, 2014, were disappointed when the host church understandably shut their doors per the COVID-19 stay at home mandate. Concern for the inmates persisted. But the project coordinator at Hollywood Lutheran Church, ELCA devised a work-around, so that the correspondence may continue. He now prepares each timebanker's files and letters for pickup, including postage! How important these relationships have proven to be for the inmates. Please extend your kindly thoughts and goodwill to all involved. They will be writing again on Saturday. If you wish to get involved, too, contact John Wingler at [email protected].

Arroyo S.E.C.O Network of Time Banks
07/16/2020

Arroyo S.E.C.O Network of Time Banks

Time Bank stuff to know about and to do—one today (Thursday), two on Friday, one on Saturday:
TODAY
1:00PM Pacific. ''Conflict Resolution Basics: Fight, Flight, or Opportunity,'' is an online workshop from the Foundation for Intentional Community that CRSP: Cooperative Resources and Services Project / Los Angeles Eco-Village is promoting. ''The online learning session will be led by Laird Schaub, an early founder of FIC and with decades of intentional community living and consulting experience.'' The link to register: https://www.ic.org/event/conflict/ Fee: sliding scale

FRIDAY
Tomorrow was supposed to be the date of the second of four weekly Wisdom Arts Laboratory summer camps' concluding shows: Optical Illusions, Miniatures, Thing Theater, and Fashion. Sadly, they all had to be cancelled. Take a moment to visit their website at www.wisdomartslaboratory.com for some remarkable tutorials. The ''How to Make a Tiny Paint Set'' (pictured) is mind-blowingly delightful. (Scroll down to find the ''Donate'' button, while you're there.)

5:30PM "It is crucial that we focus our energy right now on the Black Lives Matter movement, on educating ourselves, on holding each other accountable, and building solidarity,'" asserts Metabolic Studio. ''For this reason, we’ve decided to spend ~45 minutes reading out loud while crafting together, followed by time for conversation." Please join them Fridays for their on-going weekly ''Abolitionist Reading and Native Plant Embroidery Zoom'' series. They post the registration link on Tuesdays at https://www.eventbrite.com/o/metabolic-studio-30121249062. The July 17 reading will be "Open Letter from Assata Shakur." If you are interested in receiving an embroidery kit, email [email protected] with your mailing address. (If you don't embroider, any craft will do!)

SATURDAY
Participants in ASNTB's Writing Letters to Inmates (Social Justice Project), established May, 2014, were disappointed not to be able to meet, when the host church rightly complied with the COVID-19 safer-at-home mandate. Concern for the inmates persisted. But then, the project coordinator at Hollywood Lutheran Church, ELCA devised a work-around, so that the correspondence may continue. He now prepares each timebanker's files and letters for pickup, including postage! How important these relationships have proven to be for the inmates. Please extend your kindly thoughts and goodwill to all involved.

Los Angeles Eco-Village
06/26/2020

Los Angeles Eco-Village

Today (Friday), 4:00PM. Los Angeles Eco-Village founder Lois Arkin in conversation with Diana Leafe Christian, author of "Creating a Life Together," and the North American Co-Editor of Eco Village Voice, an internationally recognized webinar trainer and consultant for ecovillages and other intentional communities. To register, email [email protected]. ''The donation request is not mandatory, and don't let it stop you registering, but any assistance is greatly appreciated to help cover ongoing (and rising) costs."

Arroyo S.E.C.O Network of Time Banks
06/23/2020

Arroyo S.E.C.O Network of Time Banks

Here are some of this week's services from organizational and individual Arroyo S.E.C.O Network of Time Banks members for the community. Join us!

TUESDAY (today)
3:00PM Friends of Silver Lake Library would have us know about Silver Lake Library- Los Angeles Public Library's free Pride Month Author Talk with Claire Rudy Foster. Foster, a queer, trans writer from Portland, Oregon, whose work on sex, identity, relationships and recovery, will give a virtual talk about their book ‘’Shine of the Ever.’’ You may stream this event on Los Angeles Public Library's page or YouTube channel.

FRIDAY
6:00AM-10:00PM Mulch for the People, a project of Transition Pasadena, reminds us that, between February and November, the City of Pasadena provides free mulch for pickup on selected dates at Robinson Park and Victory Park. The next date: June 26. For the 2020 mulch delivery schedule and pickup tips, see https://www.cityofpasadena.net/public-works/recycling-resources/mulch-compost-recycling/mulch-recycling/.

11:30AM Time Bank Mind-Body Community Practices continue with Online Seated Qigong. FREE! 30min Optional Intro, 60min Session, offered by Lee Conger, Integral Qigong and Tai Chi.

6:30PM Metabolic Studio invites us to Abolitionist Reading and Native Plant Embroidery Zoom Hour. Contact [email protected] for the link.

SATURDAY
9:00AM More Time Bank Mind-Body Community Practices! Feldenkrais Method®: Awareness through Movement, taught by Jenna Blaustein

10:30AM Rampart Village Neighborhood Council—with two Los Angeles Eco-Village (LAEV) intentional community members on its board—will host a U.S. Census presentation and workshop (English/español). See the flyer at the LAEV page. Zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/96252854196

ON-GOING
Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition - LACBC
are maintaining “a list of open bike shops and coops designated as essential businesses … and we are actively trying to match people in need of bikes to people who are looking to donate their bikes.” Also check out this new service: According to LAPD, individuals who have been detained during the protest should have received a property receipt with their citation. Here is who you need to contact to get your property back: Call excess property at EXCESS: 213-356-3445. Call evidence at EVIDENCE: 213-356-3700. Visit the MDC at MDC: 180 N LOS Angeles Street. "If you do not receive a receipt, then email LACBC at [email protected] with your name, details of the time and location of your arrest, the description of your bike and we will see what we can do to reunite you with your ride." Visit LACBC's website for bike shop list and bike match program: la-bike.org

Do you believe housing is a human right? Are you interested new ways of creating *permanently* affordable housing? Come ...
01/20/2020

Do you believe housing is a human right?

Are you interested new ways of creating *permanently* affordable housing?

Come help us take housing off the speculative market!

The Beverly-Vermont Community Land Trust (BVCLT) is looking for new community members as well as new volunteer *board members* to help us realize our vision of giving Angelenos access to the human right to housing.

Come to our INFO SESSION on SUNDAY, JANUARY 26, at 5pm @ the LA Eco-Village in Koreatown.

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