Get some culture on the bus, 720 edition

I am seeking something of “cultural” nature to do this weekend without my car.  I recall seeing a number of museums along the Metro Rapid 720 bus route and wanted to explore any hidden gems out there with a maximum walk of .5 miles from a bus stop.  Also note that if you are near a Metro 20 bus stop, the following applies as well.

Museums along bus route from West to East:

They Farm-it, you Bus-it! 704 edition

The Metro Rapid 704 starts in Santa Monica traveling on Santa Monica Blvd through West LA, Westwood, Century City, Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Hollywood, Silverlake, Echo Park and Downtown directly to Union Station.  Here is a list of Farmers Markets to visit throughout the week with a maximum walk of .6 miles from the bus stop.  Also note that if you live near a Metro 4 bus stop, the following applies as well.

 

They Farm-it, you Bus-it! 720 edition

Gas prices started 2012 at an all-time nationwide record high and they are still on the rise.  As of January 1st, 2012, $3.66 would buy you a gallon of 87 octane unleaded in California. Coupled with horrible traffic, traffic lights and traffic patterns in the City of Los Angeles, driving almost anywhere at anytime is like flushing fuel and dollars down the toilet.

Since I have been trying to use as little premium unleaded as possible, I walk, ride my bike and take the bus.  Taking the bus allows you to get places quicker than walking and biking in most situations, except in extreme grid-lock traffic.  Riding the bus is another way to experience new farmers markets.  Metro Rapid 720 starts in Santa Monica and travels down Wilshire Blvd through West LA, Westwood, Beverly Hills, Mid LA, Downtown, East LA to Commerce.  Lets see how many Farmers Markets one can visit throughout the week with a maximum walk of .6 miles from the bus stop.  Also note that if you live near a Metro 20 bus stop, the following applies as well.

2012 the Year of the Worm

Since the new year is well underway I wanted to get a move on with my resolution to encourage others to compost.  My first composting experience has been extremely positive using the Worm Factory 360 with a 1/2 pound of red wigglers.  These worms were locally farmed and generously donated by a GreenUp! community member.  The worms have done a great job of eating, multiplying, going number 1 and 2, if you know what I mean.  Taking care of these worms is relatively low maintenance and requires very little space.  You can even leave them for weeks at a time if prepped correctly.