Join us, the UNA Pasadena, on February 16th at the Armory Center for the Arts in Pasadena (145 North Raymond Avenue in Old Town Pasadena) from 7-9pm to learn about a beautiful and creative solution to poverty and homelessness.
Piece by Piece is a social enterprise arts organization that has provided low-income and formerly homeless populations with free mosaic workshops since 2008. Using recycled materials, individuals develop marketable skills, confidence, earned income, and an improved quality of life as they integrate into a social network and create gorgeous works of art.
Throughout Los Angeles’ Skid Row and many other inner city locations, Piece by Piece invests in hope and support, skills and income, community and caring.
- POP-UP SHOP –
We will feature a table of beautiful mosaics to enjoy and purchase!
- MEET OUR SPEAKER -
Leigh Adams works for Piece by Piece, teaching three times each week on Skid Row. She is an inspiring teacher, landscaper, & Artist-In-Residence at the Los Angeles Arboretum.
- PARKING – FREE parking can be found on a block north on Raymond and nearby streets or two buildings north of Armory for a flat fee of $6.00. The Memorial Park Station Metro stop is very close as well.
$10 suggested donation, but all are welcome.
Proceeds go to the ongoing work for our Pasadena Chapter.
Water Wisdom with Leigh Adams
Practical, cross-cultural approaches to harvesting, utilizing and conserving water.
It is my honor to introduce my dear friend, colleague and a woman who I call my US mum, Leigh Adams tonight at the UNA Pasadena coffee talk. Leigh is the LA County Arboretum’s Artist-in-Residence, teacher, and garden designer, is currently curating and developing The Crescent Farm – A Living Demonstration of Water Conservation and Sustainable Landscapes at the Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Gardens. Leigh will present a storyteller’s approach to thinking about, teaching, harvesting and conserving water.
We have been in a drought in California for many years and are currently faced with some tough decisions we must make regarding water. We are challenged by the ongoing drought, rapidly depleting groundwater, and our own cultural biases. Perhaps a look at how water is used in other cultures may offer some valuable clues to improving our local systems and overcoming these persistent, contemporary cultural difficulties with WATER
At tonight’s event, you will also have an opportunity to see some unique approaches taking place in your own neighborhoods. You will also hear about smart sprinkler irrigation controllers and rebates (in Pasadena rebates are as much as $250) you can receive in your area. For attendees and members you will receive a $40 discount off of a skydrop controller using the code ECMC40. The skydrop controller was created to help consumers monitor real-time weather patterns. The Smart Watering Technology gives you the power of weather based watering which saves time, water and money. Please contact me here or at email@example.com for more information on skydrop and how to receive your special offer!
Tuesday, May 19, 2015 at 7:00 pm
All Saints Church Guild Room
132 N. Euclid Ave., Pasadena, CA 91101
$10 donation at the door all proceeds go to the United Nations Association.