Blogging (in) LA: Root Simple

I love Rootsimple, an LA blog about living an urban life and staying in touch with nature. It has terrific posts and ideas that range from beekeeping in the city, to making Nasturtium pesto!
I got turned on to it from my son, who has taken up beekeeping in my backyard, which at first alarmed me, but now I’m thrilled to have fresh honey!

Rootsimple is run by ‘the homegrowns’ Erik and Kelly, a couple in Silverlake who have also written several books about urban homesteading, “The Urban Homestead: and “Making It: Radical Home Ec in a Post-Consumer World”.
I particularly love that they talk a lot about what works and what doesn’t work in growing things to eat in Los Angeles.
There are all sorts of tips for eating, growing, raising, making and baking just about everything you can think of.

I also like that through their projects, I can fantasize about what it would be like to live on a farm (albeit in LA). I’m a city girl with a garden, so almost all of their projects call out to me!
Reading about their chickens, I yearn for a chicken coop so I can have fresh eggs. But alas, no one in my household (including queen me) wants to clean up their poop or battle the coyotes!
Ahh to dream!

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2 Replies to “Blogging (in) LA: Root Simple”

  1. Have loved Root Simple since they were originally Urban Homestead, but had to change their name because of a totally bogus trademark issued to farmers out in Pasadena who decided they wanted the name all to themselves. Small correction: they’re based in Echo Park, not Silver Lake.

  2. Thanks for the link. And Will–since we’re in that ambiguous realm between Echo Park and Silver Lake we’re actually pushing for “HaFoSaFo” as our neighborhood designation in honor of the Happy Foot Sad Foot sign. See my neighbor’s blog hafosafo.com for more on that initiative.
    -Erik

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