Sunday, 16 August 2009 14:25

The Dervaes Family; Inspiration to the Yardstead

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Dervaes Urban HomesteadA while back someone was nice enough to post a you-tube video to our forum on a movie (documentary) about the Dervaes family.  It is titled Home Grown Revolution.  If you have not heard of the Dervaes family, I suggest you check out their website at They live on a 1/4 acre in Pasadena, CA.  This land is very near the freeway and in an urban environment.  They have turned a dream into a way of life and a business that supports a family of four.  It's inspiring and amazing the amount of food they can grow on such a little plot in the city.

I have always thought that Jason and I were doing quite a bit on our 1/2 acre little yardstead...but we are no where near the production capacity of the Dervaes family.  At the yardstead we plan to take on the challenge that the Dervaes family has started.  We will quit waiting for more land and start producing as much as possible on our current land.  And who this time next year, maybe we won't be mowing grass anymore.

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