Urban Fruit is an interesting documentary about the “urban gardening” backyard food production revolution taking place here in Los Angeles. It’s funny because my wife and I are quite serious about our vegetable garden, and lots of our friends and family are too. LA really is a great place to grow your own food. Lots of smart people think this approach could be the solution to the problems created by big agriculture. Growing your own organically means you know exactly what you’re eating too.
I watched Cowspiracy yesterday, a fascinating documentary which happens to be on Netflix currently. It’s all about how the modern agriculture industry is the main offender in global warming and environmental decline, because raising cows for dairy and meat is unsustainable and killing the planet. It looks at why no major environmental groups are willing to tackle the issue (or even acknowledge it). It’s not fun to watch, but crucial watching nonetheless.
The homies at East Lost Musubi are doing another spam+rice+seaweed pop-up event in Highland Park this evening at Mi Vida boutique, 5159 York Blvd. 7pm till they’re all out.
One week from today, LA-based artist Benjie Escobar will unveil a new body of work at the beautiful HutchLA boutique/gallery space in Verdugo Village, NELA. His latest work was inspired by the culture and lifestyle in East Los Angeles, and will include custom low rider bikes, original canvases, screen prints and original Benjie Escobar flash tattoos by Beautiful Truth Ink, with snacks from East Los Musubi. Check out Benjie’s instagram for sneak peeks of the work. Festivities begin at 5pm – see you there.