Join Saturate and de LaB for an ecology walking tour on Sunday, February 4th from 10am-11:30am through a pedestrian-friendly LA neighborhood to view first-hand the impacts of unhealthy and uncared for urban soil as it relates to our city’s climate resiliency and future. 

We will meet at a site with new native California plantings to discuss the benefits of planting indigenous plant life to restore soil health and make for a resilient urban water cycle. We will walk several blocks to see the variety of landscaping and plant choices that for too long have degraded LA’s landscape. Come prepared to better understand how gardening and landcare practices have the potential to help make Los Angeles the climate resilient city we all dream it could be. 

We’ll be giving everyone a small packet of native CA coastal grassland wildflower seeds to plant in your garden. Also, should you want your soil tested for biology and contaminants, please bring 6 Tablespoons of soil from around your garden in a container. We will test the soil and send you the results and insights into your soil. 

Be sure to bring water, apply sunscreen, and wear hats and walking shoes. We can’t wait to see you there!

In June, we hosted our Making LA Together event, which was a culmination of two years of programming and support from the National Endowment for the Arts. We were honored to see so many great submissions for our Making LA Together program, and at the event, guests voted for the four ideas they thought could make the greatest impact on Los Angeles. Over the last few months, we have been showcasing the winners in the forms of workshops, installations, and launches as these designers, artists, and urbanists bring their proposals to life.