For most of human history, life was centered around community's source of water. People who lived far away from rivers built wells and the entire community would gather around it. In this spirit, we had the idea of using our own 150-gallon Skywater machine to serve as a source of water for the Venice community at large.  

 
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The Mural

To illustrate the idea and history of water as a source of community, we worked with a local artist to paint a mural to highlight the bottle filling station. The bottle filling station is open to the public, and since it's installation in 2016, it has served hundreds of thirsty locals and visitors.   

 David Hertz of Skysource with Farmer Ben Hirschfeld and Co-Founder Nicole Landers of Community Healing Gardens.

David Hertz of Skysource with Farmer Ben Hirschfeld and Co-Founder Nicole Landers of Community Healing Gardens.

Working with Community Healing Gardens

Our Skywater machine makes 150 gallons of fresh water every day, which is more than enough for our office and visitors. The rest of the water is donated to Community Healing Gardens, a non-profit that maintains planters in Venice. Community Healing Gardens created urban gardens to provide sustainable, nutritious food to diverse and underserved communities. Their goal is to create organic gardens in schools throughout the L.A. Unified School District, to educate and introduce the importance of nutrition, health, food safety and environmental sustainability. To learn more about the wonderful work Community Healing Gardens does, visit their website and watch a short video below.

Community Healing Gardens - We love water!

David Hertz of Skysource talks about the partnership with Community Healing Gardens, and how the water from the skywater machine ends up to the Garden Boxes. 

Video by: Anthony Ranville


 

Friends of Skysource

Have you visited our Wall of Water in Venice Beach? Did you meet us at an event? Tag your photos #skysource on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook. Click the images below to learn more about our lovely friends.