Wednesday, January 18, 2012

The Month of Courage: Urban Homestead Path to Freedom

A few years ago, my sister and I went to the Charles Theater in Baltimore and watched Homegrown Revolution, an intriguing movie about the Dervaes family. This family, while living only 15 minutes from downtown Los Angeles, are able to produce 6,000 lbs of organic food on 1/10 of an acre. Talk about one serious urban homestead!

Who are these folks? one Papa (Jules Dervases) and his three adult children (Justin, Anais and Jordanne) live together on this homestead.

What are they doing that caught my eye? They are pioneers growing their own food, raising citified-animals and attempting to live lightly on the land. They are living proof that you don't have to a 200 acre farm in the country to be self-sufficient and to be free!

Where can one find out more about them? Check them out here at their blog.

This is the Official Trailer for the hour long movie on the Dervas family.

Below is the 15 minute film created by the family sharing their story.

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