Thursday, July 30, 2009


Last fall, the St. Louis International Film Festival ran a program called "Homegrown," a 52-minute film on the Dervaes family of Pasedena, CA. Going "off-the-grid" the family of four (think: dad and three adult children) have created a urban farm like few others, turning a fraction of land into a remarkable oasis of healthy food production.

Though unable to embed the video directly here, some interesting clips exist online.

Here's an interview with director Robert McFalls:

Here's a 10-minute clip from the Dervaes family, part of an extensive group of clips they've posted to the web:

If you can't find a copy of Homegrown (and they are hard to track), then enjoy the YouTube clips and enjoy the Dervaes family's remarkable story. In fact, here's a link to their primary webpage:

1 comment:

  1. Humbling and inspiring. My neighbor grows peppers and tomatoes in pots on a small porch. We can all do something.