PROMOTING IMBY POWER

A table full of food, friends

Saturday was a day of rest and relaxation – a time  spent with friends and family.

Then on Sunday off to downtown LA for Sustainable LA!

Justin answers questions

Jordanne meets and greets

Path to Freedom/ Peddler’s Wagon booth

One of our information tables

Street full of vendors (background the shiny Disney Hall)

Looking up – Two towers and brilliant blue skies

Jules talks about urban farming and taking sustainable steps

Jules answers questions after the conclusion of the panel

Justin and Jordanne wait for the Gold Line

On Sunday, Farmer D loaded up the biodiesel suburban and rode out early to set up at the Sustainable LA festival.  We followed a bit later that morning on our bikes, biking the 12 or so miles into downtown LA.  When we bike we like to stay off major streets – traffic, exhaust  – as much as we can.

For August the day was relatively pleasant.   Yeah, can’t believe I am using the word pleasant in August.  I think the high in downtown LA was 75 degrees.   We’ve been experiencing “June gloom”  in August which is so weird.

Weird weather aside, it was a beautiful day and the folks at Sustainable LA did an incredible job at organizing the event and the venue was ideal.  Imagine a street in downtown LA blocked off for a sustainable/farmers market event – nice.

For those readers who stopped by our booth, thanks for coming out.  It was an opportunity to meet our readers face to face. Lots of familiar faces too – nice to see you all.   Also, a big thanks to those who supported us with purchases from the Peddler’s Wagon.

The Slow Food Panel hosted by LA Times food columnist, Russ Parsons, drew a huge crowd.  My favorite part was when Farmer D spoke of IMBY, which really summed up the PTF mission of inspiring positive action.  So what’s IMBY?  Well, you know how folks alway say “Not in my backyard.” Well, there are a lot of nimby’s in the world, however,  we are proponents of a revolution “In my backyard.” It’s about promoting sustainability in our back (front) yards.

Towards early evening, we (Justin, Jordanne and I) headed on back to Pasadena, choosing to bike and use public transit (Gold Line) to make it home in time to feed the animals.

Oh and many of you asked about our next event.  Since our mailing list has grown, and our events now draw over 120 people, we are hoping the school next door will allow us to once again rent their facility.  Stay tuned for details.

Note: If you were anictipating the Weekly Menu Wrap Up, it was posted on Friday.

Comments(12)

  1. Ruby's Garden says:

    We also really enjoyed the setting. A beautiful temperate day, local organic food, wares, and information smack dab in the middle of downtown LA. Thanks for the ongoing information and inspiration!

  2. Ruby's Garden says:

    We also really enjoyed the setting. A beautiful temperate day, local organic food, wares, and information smack dab in the middle of downtown LA. Thanks for the ongoing information and inspiration!

  3. Janice K says:

    IMBY, I like that!

  4. Janice K says:

    IMBY, I like that!

  5. ZippityDooDah says:

    Wish I could have been there to meet you all. We are in LA with dh’s work quite often. Perhaps a large event will coincide with our time in LA next time.

    It sounds like it was a great opportunity to learn.

  6. ZippityDooDah says:

    Wish I could have been there to meet you all. We are in LA with dh’s work quite often. Perhaps a large event will coincide with our time in LA next time.

    It sounds like it was a great opportunity to learn.

  7. Deidre' says:

    I live in Little Rock, Arkansas and it really isn’t a bike friendly place at all, but I just took a trip to Seattle and was so impressed by so many people on bikes. I have decided to buy one and was wondering if you have recommendations for what would be a good commuter bike, but also one that can be used for longer rides. I am clueless when it comes to bikes.
    Thanks! Love your site, keep up the good work!

  8. Deidre' says:

    I live in Little Rock, Arkansas and it really isn’t a bike friendly place at all, but I just took a trip to Seattle and was so impressed by so many people on bikes. I have decided to buy one and was wondering if you have recommendations for what would be a good commuter bike, but also one that can be used for longer rides. I am clueless when it comes to bikes.
    Thanks! Love your site, keep up the good work!

  9. Alida says:

    Very inspiring ! We are in the Carolinas but wish wer could of seen this great event. I did take a big step and purchased from the local farmer market my fruits and veggies yesterday. Still growing watermelons but the deer ate 3. So its a step at a time. Baby chicks are growing and the chicken house is fully built. Thanks for the inspiration.

  10. Alida says:

    Very inspiring ! We are in the Carolinas but wish wer could of seen this great event. I did take a big step and purchased from the local farmer market my fruits and veggies yesterday. Still growing watermelons but the deer ate 3. So its a step at a time. Baby chicks are growing and the chicken house is fully built. Thanks for the inspiration.

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