WHEN WE HEAL THE EARTH, WE HEAL OURSELVES. DAVID ORR



Celebrate 40th Earth Day with 50 green iPhone apps

From USA Today:

Apple's iPhone would have seemed a super-futuristic gadget in 1970, when fiber optics were a new invention and Americans celebrated the first Earth Day.

Four decades later, the world is a different place, and terms like "global warming" are as common in our lexicon as recyling is on our curbside. The problem with living an eco-intelligent lifestyle, however, is there's so much to consider and remember," writes the Coupon Sherpa blog, which offers money-saving consumer tips.

For the 40th anniversary of Earth Day this Thursday, Coupon Sherpa lists 40 deals and programs as well as 50 iPhone applications. Those apps cover shopping, transportation, travel and other areas.



Although Thyme Cafe & Market opened in the fall of last year we have only recently discovered this neighborhood gem!

Thyme Café & Market specializes in seasonal fresh gourmet foods. You can pick up dinner for your family or take a break in our café, and when it comes to meetings and parties, we offer both take-out and full-service catering to make sure your events are delicious.

Thyme Café & Market was found by Maire Byrne, a chef who has worked in exciting kitchens around the country. After 4 years of running a successful catering company, Thyme Catering, Maire found a location in Santa Monica to make her dream of having a café, marketplace, and catering company come together.

She opened Thyme Café & Market in October 2009 and is most often found either at the farmers market selecting the best seasonal ingredients or in the kitchen testing new recipes.



May 14, 7:30 pm, doors open 6:30

At the solar-powered Electric Lodge community arts center

1416 Electric Ave., Venice 90291, electriclodge.org

Please join us for light fare and libations, substantive conversation, and a highly entertaining and provocative film.

Free on-site parking and a free city lot across the street.

Please reserve early. Seating is limited.



This year over 4000 organizations will hold Earth Day celebrations in approximately 170 countries around the world. Whether you are interested in volunteering, educating yourself or just plain celebrating life on planet earth - Whole Life Times taken the time to put together a few options:


4/17 Earth Day on the Promenade
This event always draws a substantial crowd to the beautiful outdoor Santa Monica Promenade.
earthdayonthepromenade.org

4/17 South LA Earth Fest
Learn more about global warming, gardening techniques and cooking healthy meals for your family. Product demonstrations and eco-products, cultural artwork, ethnic dance groups etc. Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza at 3650 Martin Luther King, JR Blvd
southlaearthfest.org

4/17 State Park Cleanup & Restoration
The Earth Day celebration offers the opportunity to plant trees, restore trails and wildlife habitat, and clean up beaches and park lands.
calparks.org

5/16 Worldfest
A solar powered celebration of music, environment, animals and humanity. Woodley Park in Encino
worldfestevents.com



Gardens of Gratitude 100 Garden Challenge

Is it possible to transform a town into an edible oasis in one weekend?
This April, we're attempting to plant 100 Edible Gardens in 1 Weekend on the Westside of Los Angeles. Join a Garden Crew to help plant a garden in your neighborhood, or Register to Grow a Garden to have your garden added to our map and planted with the help of our volunteers and gardening experts! In one weekend, hundreds of Angelenos will join together to grow food and community in one giant garden party!

Join us in making our town an abundant, edible paradise of fruits, berries, nuts, veggies and flowers!

April 24th & 25th, 2010
Growing Food & Community 1 Garden at a Time.


For more information on you can participate in this inspiring event please visit www.gardensofgratitude.org.



Los Angeles, let the Coachella countdown begin!!

From Wikipedia:
The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival (commonly known as Coachella or Coachella Festival) is a three-day (formerly a one or two-day) annual music and arts festival organized by Goldenvoice held at the Empire Polo Fields in Indio, California, in the Inland Empire's Coachella Valley. The event features many genres of music including alternative rock, hip hop, and Electronic music as well as large sculptural art. The event has several stages/tents set-up throughout the grounds, each playing live music continuously. The main stages are: Coachella Stage, Outdoor Theatre, Gobi Tent, Mojave Tent, and the Sahara Tent (2006 also saw the addition of a smaller Oasis Dome).


The Ambrose team would like to thank garden blogger Alice Joyce at www.alicesgardentravelbuzz.com for helping spread the word about her "favorite Santa Monica hideaway" to all of her loyal readers.

In Alice's garden you'll encounter lush settings: Gardens that stir the imagination, and spark dreams of a once-in-a-lifetime sojourn. Alice's garden is truly a treasure trove of destinations: historical landscapes & botanical gardens; contemporary parks & undiscovered green spaces; hotels, inns, and spas set apart by vertical gardens, green roofs, and beautifully designed grounds.

Whether you are in search of an inviting green space for a weekend getaway or interested in taking a leisurely cyber-tour of a magical historical estate from the comfort of your own home - Alice is just the tour guide for you!

Hello, friends! The April edition of our newsletter is up - Enjoy!