Monday, November 14, 2011

Gardening: "Homegrown Revolution" (video)


This film features Jules, Justin, Anais, and Jordanne Dervaes. It is a short introduction to a homegrown project called a revolution in urban sustainability.

In the midst of a dense city setting in downtown Pasadena, radical change is taking root. For over 20 years, the Dervaes family has transformed its small home into an urban homestead, a model for sustainable agriculture (permaculture) in the city exposing homesteading.
The Dervaes and screeners show that change is possible. They harvest three tons of organic food annually from their 1/10th of an acre garden -- incorporating back-to-basics practices, solar energy, and biodiesel to reduce their carbon footprint.

Homegrown Revolution was never created for the film festival circuit. It is a real homegrown story. The original version was made in three days for a lecture Jules Dervaes gave at UCLA in 2007 on Slow Food. It received a wildly enthusiastic response from students, YouTube viewers, and has won many awards. More

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