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Sunday, November 30, 2008

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Session 020 | Saturday & Sunday | Dec 6 & 7th |6pm | $30 Donation [please contact us if money is an issue]

Hive Mentality Films and Project Butterfly invite you to come celebrate the completion of the preliminary cut "The Vanishing of the Bees."

This feature length documentary takes a piercing investigative look at the economic, political and spiritual implications of the world wide disappearance of the honeybee. The film also celebrates the bee and examines our current agricultural landscape.

This fundraiser will be held on two evenings featuring:

An Opening Invocation by Miranda Rondeau Saturday
A Bee Invocation by Kate Shela Sunday
Organic Dinner, Dessert and Fine Wine
Clips from the Movie
Q&A with Directors Maryam Henein and George Langworthy
Honey Tasting from Around the World
Live Art by Petal1
Live Music by hipfuel, Marla Leigh , Miranda Rondeau and Rowan Storm
Silent Auction [Prizes include Yoga Classes, Rolfing Session, Burt's Bees Gift Baskets, Gourmet Dinners, and more...]
Door Giveaways
BEEautiful people

The requested donation for each night is $30. Your contribution will help with the post-production costs and completion of the film. Every dollar raised is doubled by matching funds!!!

To reserve your space please follow this link:

if money is an issue please contact:

BEE there or BEE square

Project Butterfly Loft
821 Traction Ave #108
Los Angeles, CA 90013
[Downtown ~ Arts District]

Sunday, November 9, 2008


Session 019 | Sunday | 23 Nov 08 | 5pm | $25

Project Butterfly invites you to a very special and unique Vegan Tamales Workshop hosted by Midori Takata.

During the holidays there are two things that are a major part of Mexican tradition: Fiestas and Tamales. These delicious bundles of flavor called Tamales have been part of Mexican culture since the time of the Maya.

We invite you to have a taste of Mexico in this Vegan Tamales Workshop. By the end of this workshop you will take home delicious recipes as well as fresh hot tamales and salsas to share with your loved ones.

In this hands-on workshop you will learn how to prepare basic vegan tamales from scratch. We will work with recipes derived from central Mexico, the most commonly known type of tamales in California.

In this workshop you will learn:
where to buy the Mexican ingredients that make tamales so tasty
how to Make Vegan Tamales Masa (tamales dough)
how to make different Delicious Fillings
to wrap Tamales in Corn Husks
the proper Cooking Procedures
how to prepare 2 fresh Mexican Salsas from scratch

This is a unique cooking workshop opportunity, we look forward to having you join us.


Please follow this link to register now:


The Project Butterfly Loft

Session 018 | Sunday | 16 Nov 08 |6pm | $30 [$25 if you register by Nov 13th]

with Sustainability Coach Deborah Tull

Please join us for an eye-opening exploration of sustainable living and self-reliance, right here in the urban jungle of downtown Los Angeles. This event will offer solutions that will open your eyes, inspire you to take action, and promises to give you more peace of mind and well-being as we manifest the change we wish to be.

The evening will include:

• A workshop that incorporates writing, discussion, meditation, and awareness work

• Topics that will be included are:
Radical Recycling/Composting
Sustainable Agriculture
Holy Water and How to Treat It
The Non-Toxic Home

• Displays of sustainable living materials such as solar ovens, lights-in-a-jar, rainwater catchments and more…

• Discussions on do-it-yourself projects, such as make your own cleaning supplies, composting, practical ways to save water, alternatives to gasoline and how to save money being Green.

• Products from All Shades of Green

• A delicious organic vegetarian meal that models sustainable cooking (with solar-baked desserts!)

• A green raffle for people who carpool to the event!

Deborah Eden Tull is a sustainability coach who has been traveling to, living in, or teaching about sustainable communities for the last 17 years, including seven years as a monk at the Zen Monastery Peace Center. She teaches workshops throughout Los Angeles County, and is certified in Permaculture Design, Bio-Intensive Organic Gardening, and Compost Education. Her approach to sustainable living is a unique combination of peace and environmentalism that emphasizes the interconnection between personal and planetary well-being. She was recently featured on KCRW's Good Food and has also been featured in Yogi Times Magazine, Bicycle Fixation, Larchmont Chronicle, Westside Today, Coffee Break TV Show and other publications

Discounted price if you register by November 13th ~ $25
Please follow this link to register now:

After November 13th ~ $30

There is a sliding scale if money is a problem. Please contact: or


The Project Butterfly Loft
821 Traction Ave. #108
Downtown LA, CA 90013
[between Alameda & Santa Fe
and between 2nd & 3rd Street
in the Arts District]

Inner and outer peace,

Project Butterfly