Countdown to Awesomeness … Apply by October 10th for Your Chance to Win $2,000

September 20, 2014

Calling all dreamers. The Awesome Foundation is raising the bar and doubling our normal cash prize to $2,000 for a project that SCREAMS “awesome!” and makes Baltimore an even more awesome place just by existing. We want your wild schemes, your spectacular flights of fancy, your semi-deranged space-monkey rocket launches. We’re looking for Snark-hunters, white-whale stalkers, and King-Kong conquistadors. Something so explosive it’ll make the gunpowder plot look like a pop-gun, so off the wall it’ll bounce off the plaster like Tigger on crack, so far outside the box that right angles start to weep and cry for mercy. Something like … “I want to build the world’s largest hammock.” “I want to start a fashion line for diabetics with a cheeky name that makes wearing an insulin pump hotter than toting a Fendi bag.” “I want to recreate the boulder scene from Raiders of the Lost Ark in an urban environment so people can run screaming through back-alleys with a giant plush ball rumbling after them.”                     What we don’t want: NOTHING BORING. The usual suspects will be rounded up and shot. No gallery exhibitions unless you’ve found a way… read more →

Awesome LA Goes “Back to Natives” for September

September 19, 2014

Have you ever planted a seed in soil and returned five years later? If you have, you’ll know the potential of one tiny seed and the impact it can have on a community. Luckily, long-time Girl Scout Lori from Back To Natives has a commitment to bringing trees to our concrete city. Her goal is to enable youth to lend a hand in community conservation. Through Back To Native’s habitat restoration program, she plans to take a group of interns and volunteers on a seed collection trip to the National Forest. They will return with the seeds and plant them in our local Los Angeles wildlands.   Date for next seed collection trip: September 23. Meet at Back to Native’s Nursery at 7AM and head over to Silverado Canyon and up Maple Springs Road. Return by 3PM. If you’re interested, please email: volunteer@backtonatives.org. Address: Back to Natives Nursery at Santiago Park 600 E Memory Lane Santa Ana Ca, 92705