Sustainable Food (UCLA Lecture) + Homegrown Revolution

Dandelion Salad

dervaes-May 20, 2008

Date: 4-9-08
UCLA Education for Sustainable Living
Film courtesty of BRUIN CAST

The 19th century mantra if you wanted to prosper was … go west. The frontier offered unlimited opportunities. But, there were limits. My advice is to go back young man, go back young woman. Look at what your grandparents and great-grandparents ate? They obviously did something right—you’re sitting here, after all! They lived and carried on their line—it’s up to you now.




Homegrown Revolution – Radical Change Taking Root

impalapez·Mar 19, 2009

Path to Freedom presents ‘A Homegrown Revolution’ A collaboration of selective media clips which feature their urban homestead and farm which focus on the need of radical action — growing food in the city.

This self produced, short music video was shown at Peter Seller’s Cultural Art’s class at UCLA followed by a short presentation by urban farmer, Jules Dervaes founder of Path to Freedom. The class focus was on the art of slow food and among other guests invited were Michael Pollan, Alice Waters and Eric Schlosser.

Like Victory Gardens of yesteryear, start your own homegrown revolution, grow your own food in your back or front yard — for more information visit the urban homesteaders at

Since the early 80’s the Dervaes family has slowly transformed their ordinary city lot into a self sufficient urban homestead.

(NOTE: This video’s creation, concept, layout, sound pickups and editing was done in a marathon session of just three days so please excuse any choppy editing! )

Path to Freedom
Treehugger TV
SPA8 / Chris Klonecke
Gina Angelique / Chris Hall
EARTH RISE Dance Performance

Path to Freedom
Christopher Klonecke
Gina Angelique / Chris Hall

“Revolution Cry”
Lifehouse / Blyss

Five for Fighting

“Paths of Victory”
Bob Dylan

“Looking Out My Backdoor”
Creedence Clearwater Revival

“Smoothie Song””
Nickel Creek


“Green Grows the Rushes”

“Footprints in the Snow”
Songs of the Hills

“Seneca Square Dance”
Songs of the Hills


The World According to Monsanto – A documentary that Americans won’t ever see (video)

An Experiment in Back Yard Sustainability For Renters (video)

Seeds in the City – Cuba (video link; 2003)