On this episode of EcoJustice Radio, we visit with the members of an inspiring permaculture community garden and culture-space called The BirdHouse, in Hollywood, CA.
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A Place for Urban-Ecosystem Connection
Creating the conditions to reconnect people and place, The BirdHouse serves as a hub of exchange for those attracted to caring for the land and community through arts and ecology. Its purpose is to engage members in finding creative solutions through permaculture, systems thinking, medicinal plants, art, singing, science and storytelling. The BirdHouse envisions a lush and vibrant urban landscape where people are cooperating with nature to attain health and well-being born of genuine concern for each other and the environment.
John Allen, with his wife Bella co-founded the BirdHouse. It is their intention to attract agents of change to address the question, “What will it take to live a life that the planet earth now demands?” John has extensive experience working as a musician, filmmaker, editor, and director.
Cameron Miller is Site & Projects Manager for the BirdHouse. He grew up in the industrial Midwest and went to university in Massachusetts, before landing in Los Angeles, working as an actor and writer. After years of work in Hollywood, Cameron answered to a different call and turned his focus to permaculture, landscape design, community building, and food systems, through his work at The BirdHouse and beyond.
Carry Kim, Co-Host of EcoJustice Radio. An advocate for ecosystem restoration, Indigenous lifeways, and a new humanity born of connection and compassion, she is a long-time volunteer for SoCal350, member of Ecosystem Restoration Camps, and a co-founder of the Soil Sponge Collective, a grassroots community organization dedicated to big and small scale regeneration of Mother Earth.
STORY: Trees Please: Saving and Serving the Urban Forest
Interview by Carry Kim
Hosted by Jessica Aldridge
Engineer: Blake Lampkin
Executive Producer: Jack Eidt
Show Created by Mark and JP Morris
Music: Javier Kadry
Updated 4 March 2021
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