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Root Simple is about back to basics, DIY living, encompassing homegrown vegetables, chickens, herbs, hooch, bicycles, cultural alchemy, and common sense. We're always learning, figuring stuff out, taking advantage of the enormous smarts of our friends and our on-line community, and trying to give some of that back in turn. Root Simple is a gathering place for everyone. Welcome.Root Simple
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About Erik and Kelly:
Kelly Coyne and Erik Knutzen are the authors of The Urban Homestead (Expanded and Revised Edition): Your Guide to Self-Sufficient Living in the Heart of the City (2008) and Making It: Radical Home Ec for a Post-Consumer World (2011), and founded this blog, which was formerly known as Homegrown Evolution, in 2006. They live in the heart of Los Angeles, in a little bungalow set on a 1/12 acre lot where almost all of their land is devoted to growing edible or otherwise useful plants and trees. Their obsessions include bees, bikes, beer, chickens, dogs, healthy cities, healing herbs, simple living and good food."
July 10th, 200
MSHcast #5: Erik Knutzen, Guerrilla Gardening, and Urban Homesteading
"Along with Kelly Coyne, Erik Knutzen is the author of Homegrown Evolution (formerly Homegrown Revolution), a blog that covers “urbanites are becoming gardeners and farmers.” In June, the pair authored Urban Homestead, a book based on the same premises as the blog and released by Process Media. I have read it and it is a wonderful starting point for anyone interested in figuring out how to live off the land from the comfort of their own apartment, condo, or urban living space.
I came across Knutzen’s name a little over a month ago in an article about guerrilla gardening in the L.A. Times. Since he was pretty embedded in work in the community and guerrilla gardening communities, we reached out to talk with him about how public desire for reallocation of space and resources leads to community and collective action."http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-hm-guerrilla29-2008may29,0,221950.story