The eighth-largest city in the U.S., San Diego is one of the most livable and sustainable major metropolitan areas in the nation. An innovative pioneer in the smart growth movement, the San Diego region has no shortage inspiring models for creating transit-oriented, compact development; transforming downtowns and ethnically diverse, older neighborhoods; designing walkable, mixed-use urban villages; preserving parks and open space; military base reuse, and fostering the emergence of leading high-tech, telecommunications and clean-tech businesses.
Tuesday, August 16 - 6:30 -9:00 pm Touching Fear
Tuesday, August 23 - 6:30 -9:00 pm The Path of Fearlessness
Tuesday, August 30 - 6:30 -9:00 pm The Practice of Windhorse
Tuesday, September 6 - 6:15 -9:00 pm Stepping Outside the Cocoon
In this video series, Pema Chödrön teaches us how to work with our fear and anxiety using gentleness and inquisitiveness. We learn to do this through the practice of meditation which leads us to befriend our fear, and helps us find peace in our lives. Pema Chödrön is one of the senior teachers (Acharyas) of Shambhala, and author of many books including Start Where You Are, When Things Fall Apart, and The Places That Scare You. Everyone is welcome to join us for any or all of the Tuesday evening screenings of her powerful talks on this subject, based on the book "Smile at Fear" by Chögyam Trungpa. Suggested donation: $5 each evening.
Art Produce August 13 - 21, 2011
Opening Reception Saturday, August 13th 6-9pm
A framework for the sustainability of San Diego's historic district of North Park.
Sustainable North Park Main Street (SNPMS) is a broad, yet very grounded vision of a greener future for North Park. Applying simple interventions across North Park’s historic business district, SNPMS proposes a coordinated approach to sustainability. It involves building owners, business operators, and the community in creating a lasting framework for economic prosperity, community action, and an improved urban environment.
Hosed by Art Produce, the Sustainable North Park Main Street gallery show presents the results of a broad scale re-envisioning of North Park’s commercial corridors, developed by young volunteer architects working in conjunction with various community and sustainability stakeholders. Imagined within the larger context of North Park, five key intersections in North Park are illustrated as they would appear if a number of simple – and very feasible – sustainability measures were to be brought together in a coordinated fashion. These measures include building retrofits, new business practices, and public improvements that work together to support the goal of greening North Park.
Thursday, August 11th 2011
During the North Park Farmers Market at Make it Yourself in Art Produce garden, the community joined us and made some delicious sodas! Join us every Thursday from 5 - 6pm and make something great!
Thursday, August 4th 2011
Come and Make It Yourself (MIY) every Thursday at the Art Produce garden from 5-6pm! Whether its clay making or food making, you can always count on having a great time at MIY.
Our very own Marcos, who is an illustrator and artist, taught this extraordinary Ink Drawing Workshop. Join us every Thursday and create art all for free.