The lecture at Materials and Applications was very fun! Everyone listened to the talk through transistor radios connected to the mic. We sat around Yakuza Lou's origami installation like a robotic bon fire. If you haven't seen the installation, we highly recommend you stop by M&A and see it before it comes down in March.
We got to meet, our fellow lecturer, Erik Knutzen of Homegrown Evolution. Erik and his wife Kelly Coyne are bringing back the wisdom of Home Economics for modern times. Their do it yourself philosophy is inspiring and very necessary as we plummet into this depression... I mean "deep, deep recession". Thier book, "Urban Homestead: Your Guide to Self-sufficient Living in the Heart of the City" teaches you how to make grey water systems, grow and forage your own food, make cheese and beer, use natural alternatives to toxic cleansers and much more. We are very honored to have Erik and Kelly as VIP members of The Echo Park Time Bank.