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A Leimert Park Walk, a Diamond Bar Farm: Have a GOOD LA Weekend A Leimert Park Walk, a Diamond Bar Farm: Have a GOOD LA Weekend

A Leimert Park Walk, a Diamond Bar Farm: Have a GOOD LA Weekend

by Alissa Walker

June 24, 2011

Happy Thursday, Los Angeles! And happy second day of summer! From a surprising discovery out in the suburbs to an underexplored neighborhood right here in the city, we've got your weekend planned. Got something for us to cover? Email us at la[at]goodinc[dot]com

Grow Smart in Diamond Bar: What was just a typical home in the suburbs of Los Angeles has been transformed into a laboratory for self-sufficient living with a permaculture center, composting facilities, and even a mushroom farm. The Growing Home in Diamond Bar throws open its doors for the first time this Friday night, serving dishes from its garden and home-brewed kombucha. The event also kicks off a series of homesteading workshops that will continue all summer. Friday, 6:00 to 10:00 p.m. 

Dwell on Design in Downtown L.A.: The modern design magazine comes to life at what's being billed as the West Coast's largest design show. The full weekend features lectures by sustainability stars like Ed Begley, Jr., panels on topics like biking and school gardens, plus a massive trade show floor filled with demonstrations and workshops. GOOD LA readers can use the code DWELLGOOD9 to get $15 off the Exhibition Plus Weekend PassSaturday 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.; Sunday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 

Get Cultured in Leimert Park: This historically black neighborhood in South L.A. features well-preserved architecture, a strong jazz legacy, and a thriving artists' district. This Sunday, Leimert Park celebrates the one-year anniversary of its new art walk, which is held on the last Sunday of every month. Traditional African masks will be made in a workshop from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m., followed by a drum procession at 2:00 p.m., with live art-making, music, a fashion show, and food in local storefronts until dark. Sunday, 12:00 to 8:00 p.m.

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Top photo of the Leimert Park Art Walk by Sahra Sulaiman

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