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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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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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Can Pasadena Farmers Trademark the Term "Urban Homestead"? [Updated]

An urban farm located just outside Los Angeles has trademarked the terms "urban homestead" and "urban homesteading." How's that gonna work?

This story was updated with new information on February 18.

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