Earth Day-related events can sometimes seem frequent and plentiful enough to make April feel more like Earth Month. Here's another one to add to the calendar on Wednesday, April 22 (Earth Day itself) at 7:00 p.m. Locali, the compact “conscious convenience” store on Franklin Avenue that's overflowing with good intentions, opens its carbon-neutral doors to Erik Knutzen and Kelly Coyne for a discussion and book signing of The Urban Homestead: Your Guide to Self-Sufficient Living in the Heart of the City. Hear the local authors share their wisdom about learning to cultivate, harvest, raise animals, enjoy and generally fight the good DIY fight with their 1/12th acre Los Angeles plot. Maybe you'll come away with some nifty ideas.

5825 Franklin Ave., Hollywood, (323) 466-1360 or

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