Homegrown Revolution: Radical Change Taking Root

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replaced video Aug. 29, 2014

Urban Homestead on May 13, 2011

This film features: Jules Dervaes, Justin Dervaes, Anais Dervaes and Jordanne Dervaes

Homegrown Revolution is a short introduction to the homegrown project that has been called a new revolution in urban sustainability.

In the midst of a dense city setting in downtown Pasadena, radical change is taking root. For over twenty years, the Dervaes family have transformed their home into an urban homestead and model for sustainable agriculture and city living.

Through the creation of the “Urban Homestead” the Dervaes family shows that change is possible — one step at a time. They harvest 3 tons of organic food annually from their 1/10 acre garden while incorporating many back-to-basics practices, solar energy and biodiesel in order to reduce their footprint on the earth’s resources.

Through the creation of the “Urban Homestead” the Dervaes family shows that change is possible,

Homegrown Revolution is a short film that was never created for a film festival circuit but has a true homegrown, homemade story behind its creation. […]

Homegrown Revolution (Award winning short-film 2009)- The Urban Homestead, Dervaes


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4 thoughts on “Homegrown Revolution: Radical Change Taking Root

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  2. I love this video – showing a return to old values of the pride of self-sufficiency. I believe that people need to return to these values and stop being dependent on corporate consumerism.

  3. They did this on a small amount of land. Even apt dwellers can grow some of their own food. We may all be needing to do this sooner than later. I like the idea of crop swapping. Trading what you grow with others in your neighborhood (or apt complex). There’s a good chance that our economy is going to fall completely, we may not have the ability to travel (high gas prices) to buy from farmers’ markets. We need to grow our own food.

  4. Very inspiring! Of course we don’t all have the time and land to duplicate what’s seen here, but it’s a great reminder that how we choose to sustain ourselves MATTERS.

    If we can’t grow it ourselves, let’s at least buy healthy food produced by local growers — and support other local merchants, instead of unprincipled chains.

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