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What Do You Love: The Urban Farmer

Erik Knutzen talks about the things he loves.

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What do you love? Erik Knutzen, urban farmer and urban farming blogger, gave us a tour of his homestead to show us all the little things that inspire his work. "I love too many things," Knutzen says. "Way too many things." Here are ten of them:

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Recipes for Living: Making It Features Tips from L.A.'s Most Famous DIY Couple

Kelly Coyne and Erik Knutzen think things like learning how to make your own household cleaners and keepin your own bees can help transform the world.

Erik Knutzen and Kelly Coyne exude the warm confidence you might expect from a couple who shares their Los Angeles home with chickens. Best known to many as Mr. and Mrs. Homegrown on their popular blog Root Simple, Knutzen and Coyne have spent years passing along their wit and wisdom on urban homesteading issues and beyond to eager, enthusiastic readers. Now they're the authors of Making It: Radical Home Ec for a Post-Consumer World, a cookbook-style DIY manual that covers everything from making your own household cleaner to keeping your own bees.

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Get Your Local Food Fix at Artisanal LA This Weekend

L.A.'s premier local food event brings 100 vendors to Santa Monica Place. We're sponsoring two workshops where you can get hands-on, DIY expertise.



From spirits infused with local jasmine in Monrovia to dense, chewy fudge made in a Pasadena kitchen, this weekend's Artisanal LA will showcase the very finest hand-crafted edibles made within L.A. County limits. Bring your deepest tote bag and your emptiest stomach, because this is your best opportunity to sample and purchase goods by almost a hundred local businesses who are canning, baking, pickling, and distilling the bounty of the city.

GOOD is sponsoring two workshops during the weekend, both of which were huge hits when we hosted them at our GOOD LA Launch Weekend. First up, on Saturday at 1:00 p.m., Erik Knutzen, Mark Stambler, and Teresa Stiz will tell you what you "Knead to Know" in a bread-baking workshop hosted by the newly-minted Los Angeles Bread Bakers group. Then, on Sunday at 2:00 p.m., Emily Ho will host "Organizing a Community Food Swap" based on her tremendously successful LA Food Swap events. And keep an eye out for the vendors who kept us happy and fed at last weekend's GOOD's event: p.o.p candy, Farmscape Gardens, Jenkins Jellies, Mothercluck Artisanal Jams, Jellies, and Preserves, Crème Caramel LA, Vici Victual, Maggie's Tapas and Catering, I Heart Pies, Cold Brew and Cola, and Cast Iron Gourmet.

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