Construction of the Urban Oasis is underway! A lot of planning has been happening over the last month, and we are planning to open our new site around October. The Urban Oasis is officially going to be part of a new educational center in Long Beach called The Catalyst Center for Urban Sustainability. Its intention is to inform people in the city about how to live more sustainably in an urban context. The center will also include The HUB (a not-for-profit bike shop that has been opperating at that site for two years now), the Long Beach Free Store, solar and recycling education, and other facilities still in planning.
For those not aware yet, the Urban Oasis is going to be a plant installation composed of edible, medicinal and native plants inside of containers built from repurposed materials. They will be rollable, movable sturctures that folks can configure into customizable spaces for different uses. We would like to have volunteers help develop the site with us. For the next 4 weeks, we will have the site open twice a week on Wednesday and Sunday mornings for those interested to come help us develop our ambitious project. Many materials have already been gathered for the Oasis, and now we are building and planting. Here are the dates and times we plan to be there.
Address: 1730 Long Beach Blvd., Long Beach CA 90813
- Wednesday, 15 August 9am-12pm
- Sunday, 19 August 9am-12pm
- Wednesday, 22 August 9am-12pm
- Sunday, 26 August 9am-12pm
- Wednesday, 29 August 9am-12pm
- Sunday, 2 September 9am-12pm
- Wednesday, 5 September 9am-12pm
I will send emails out ahead of time if scheduling changes. I look forward to meeting and getting to know some new folks, sharing passions and information, and discussing future endeavors.
Ryan - Foodscape Long Beach