If once-a-week fresh farm produce from the Sunday Farmer’s Market is not quite enough for you, head to Uncommon Good’s headquarters. Tucked behind the Methodist Church and Nursery School on Foothill Blvd. (follow the signs), one sees the Whole Earth Building, a unique green endeavor. 85% of the building material came from the site; the walls were made of earth bags covered with mud. Electricity comes from solar panels, and grey water from the building irrigates the beautiful native landscaping.
The site is located on sacred Tongva land, but the tribe felt that Uncommon Good’s mission so important, they granted permission to build there. Artist Sheila Pinkel designed decorative tiles based on items and images important to the Tongva people.
You can read about all of Uncommon Good’s programs at their website. The programs “are designed to empower underserved families through education, medicine, and the environment.”
The office sells produce M-F from 9-5 and Sat from 9-1. Some items are in the office, but most are in this refrigerated shed.