Homegrown Revolution

We’ve been very busy this week working on the greenhouse (putting in insulation and shelves) and planting fall crops. So far, we’ve planted onions, lettuce, radishes, spinach, chard, peas, broccoli, and cabbage. I’m also trying a greenhouse-friendly cucumber variety. We’ll see if it works out. Since we’ve been so busy, I’ve had little time to write.

I did, however, dig up this great video about the Dervaes family. They have an urban homestead in Pasadena, growing an amazing amount of food on a small plot. They run the Path to Freedom site and the new gardening community site, Freedom Gardeners. I find them quite inspirational. Enjoy.

“Don’t look for others to change. You start by changing yourself.” — Jules Dervaes

Sandy

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2 Responses to Homegrown Revolution

  1. Nancy says:

    I used to follow their site quite extensively…before they became soooo commercial…They still have lots of good info, it’s just harder to dig through all the other stuff first. My favorite quote from their site…

    Using our hands as weapons of mass creation!

  2. sinfonian2 says:

    I don’t think they became commercial. Other than use their home-grown produce to sell to high-end restaurants that will pay them what their great tasting veggies are worth. Ok, that is commercial, but the family of four lives on $30k a year. That’s poverty level. Do they look like they’re poor?

    I think the Dervaes are incredible at what they do and are inspiring thousands if not hundreds of thousands to make small changes toward a homegrown revolution!

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