We have lots of friends in Altadena who compost, grow their own fruits and vegetables, have drought-tolerant yards and shop farmers’ markets; some even keep their own chickens (including Hometown Pasadena‘s own egg farmer, Sandy Gillis) or have invested in solar panels. So it’s no surprise to hear that Altadena Heritage is going beyond the typically narrow mission of most heritage groups — which exist to save old buildings from being demolished — to help its community become more sustainable. It’s hosting a workshop on Saturday morning called Altadena: Heritage of Abundance.
Presenters will include Marcia Coppess from CofeA (the Cooperative Food Exchange of Altadena); Erik Knutsen, author of The Urban Homestead and owner of Homegrown Evolution; Patrick Reagan, the guy behind AltadenaWantsACoop.com; and Michele Zack, one of our favorite Altadena authors (and yes, there are many good ones), who will talk about her community’s green and sustainable history. Attendance is free to Altadena Heritage members; others will be asked for a $5 donation.
Altadena: Heritage of Abundance
Saturday, May 30th, 8:30 – 11 a.m.
Altadena Community Center
730 E. Altadena Dr., Altadena
Reservations: 626.797.0054, altadenaheritage.org