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A Leimert Park Walk, a Diamond Bar Farm: Have a GOOD LA Weekend

From a surprising discovery out the suburbs to an underexplored neighborhood right here in the city, we've got your weekend planned, Los Angeles.

Happy Thursday, Los Angeles! And happy second day of summer! From a surprising discovery out in the suburbs to an underexplored neighborhood right here in the city, we've got your weekend planned. Got something for us to cover? Email us at la[at]goodinc[dot]com

Grow Smart in Diamond Bar: What was just a typical home in the suburbs of Los Angeles has been transformed into a laboratory for self-sufficient living with a permaculture center, composting facilities, and even a mushroom farm. The Growing Home in Diamond Bar throws open its doors for the first time this Friday night, serving dishes from its garden and home-brewed kombucha. The event also kicks off a series of homesteading workshops that will continue all summer. Friday, 6:00 to 10:00 p.m.

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Get Schooled on Sustainability at TreePeople's Green City Fair

This weekend Angelenos can learn how to live responsibly in the big city at TreePeople's first-ever Green City Fair.



Did you know that there's a secret forest on Mulholland Drive? This is not the plot for a new David Lynch film, we swear. Wind your way up Coldwater Canyon, all the way to the crest of the Santa Monica Mountains, and you'll stumble into an outdoor sanctuary, complete with a cool, shaded fruit orchard; hiking trails; and a soothing watershed garden. It's the headquarters for the local environmentalist and citizen forestry nonprofit TreePeople. And this weekend would be a great time to visit: The group is throwing its first-ever Green City Fair.

Hosted by Hollywood's resident green guru (and reality TV star) Ed Begley, Jr., the Saturday fair will showcase solutions for living responsibly in this big, chaotic city of ours. Workshops taught by local pros will include lessons on how to harvest your own rainwater, how to make apartment living sustainable, and how to manage pesky pests in an organic way (all free, just be sure to sign up ahead of time). There will also be live music by $2 Shows, food from Whole Foods, and demonstrations and information from a long list of vendors and partners, including us. We'll be at a table with the crew from Bunch Design, who will be sharing their incredible vision for a tree-centric Los Angeles which they debuted at our Steal This Idea design event in April.

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The Rise of the Bus-Riding Celebrity?

Mad Men actor Vincent Kartheiser rides public transit in Los Angeles and does not own a car. Why don't more eco-minded celebrities take the bus?

Why don't more eco-minded celebrities in Los Angeles take public transit?

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