Farmlab Salon
Joe Geever, Jeanette Vosburg, and Paul Herzog
Friday, January 19 @ Noon

"Agitation: The Social, Political, Geological, and Biological meaning of Water in L.A."

Representatives of the Surfrider Foundation and the Ballona Network will present their work on developing a Ballona Creek Watershed-wide plan for simulataneously cleaning-up surface water and recharging ground water basins, restoring hydrological stream/creek function and riparian habitat and creating and linking open spaces.

This campaign for "green infrastructure" utlizing treatment wetlands and other tools combines the efforts of the Network to create a greenway connecting the Ballona Wetlands to the LA River with Surfrider's mission to improve water quality and the coastal zone's health. In addition to explaining the treatment concept, we would like to share our year of experience with working within the governmental structures set up to do water quality improvement planning, select projects and fund them.

In addition, the trio might touch on the state of our working relationships with academia and sister organizations. Surfrider has just been awarded a grant for a small amount of money from the Patagonia Co. to continue its organizing work as well as create educational materials (brochure, poster, video) about natural treatment options.

About the Participants

Joe Geever is the Southern California Regional Manager for Surfrider Foundation (

Jeanette Vosburg is the Coordinator of the Ballona Network. (

Paul Herzog is a community organizer and an independent contractor for a six-month Mountains Recreation Conservation Authority (MRCA) project to identify and get in the ground connections between key beginnings/destinations and the Ballona Creek bike/pedestrian path).

Farmlab Location

Farmlab / Under Spring, 1745 N. Spring Street #4, LA, CA 90012
Across the street from the site of the Not A Cornfield project, in a warehouse colocated at Baker Street and N. Spring Street

Salons are always free-of-charge, all ages welcome.
Refreshments will be served.



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