Urban Homestead Book Signing and Lecture

We’ll be delivering a lecture and and book-signing on the theme of “Low-tech is the new high-tech” at the Eco-Village Thursday the 26th of June. Here’s the 411:

Los Angeles Eco-Village
CRSP Institute for Urban Eco-Villages
and the Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition

Talk, Slide Show and Book-Signing
with Kelly Coyne and Erik Knutzen
Thursday June 26th 2008 7:30pm
at Los Angeles Eco-Village
117 Bimini Place, LA 90004
Directions at www.laecovillage.org
Suggested donation $5, no one turned away for lack of funds
Books sold separately for $15

Come hear the authors of the Homegrown Evolution blog and get yourself a copy of their brand-new book ‘The Urban Homestead,’ which covers various topics from raising chickens, to carrying cargo on your bicycle, to canning produce from your garden, to harvesting rainwater, and much more! All very inexpensive and step-by-step instructions. The book is an important addition to the shelf of every Angeleno concerned about sustainability, self-sufficiency, and living a high-quality low-impact lifestyle.

For more information, email [email protected] or call 213.738.1254

Admission proceeds will benefit both the Eco-village and the Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition.

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  1. When ya’ll coming to Albuquerque, New Mexico! Would love to see ya. Just ordered the book and I can’t wait to check it out.

  2. Just got the book in the mail. Thanks so much for the inscription, etc. Can’t wait to start planting seeds by the roses outside the house I live at on 36th st and Normandie when I get back to LA from Houston.

    Great, fun, inspiring book.

    It’s funny for me because I’m 29, but my dad is 79. He had to sell his father’s farm (luckily it went to my uncle eventually) in WNY, because he couldn’t keep it going. Dairy farming on acres of land ain’t easy. He still says that time of owning the farm was the best physical condition he was ever in. But, the demands of his life outside, music playing, etc. kept him from keeping it up. Now my cousins own it, and there’s not much food grown there.

    So it goes, but perhaps I will send this book my cousins’ way. Rural homesteading in the 21st century, on land homesteaded in the late 19th (I believe.)

    Best wishes to you both! Thanks again!

    -Rich Seymour

  3. Thanks for the book! It’s a great read, and making me wish I had room for chickens (and for that matter could ditch my lawn – Condos do not mix well with urban homesteading).

    Wanted to leave a note about the section on container growing plants. For lack of other space, I’ve been growing a bunch of tomatoes in pots (regular draining ones, not self watering) and they’ve done quite well. I think the keys are using heirloom varieties and a little experimentation. Some have done better then others (Stupice, from Seed Saver’s Exchange, is doing especially well). With a little coarse sphagnum moss in the pots as mulch, they haven’t asked for any attention or water all summer until these recent, especially hot and dry days (I’m in CT). Worth considering anyway!

    Thanks again for the signed copy and all the great advice!

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