• Suburbanities getting back to farming roots (Associated Press)

    Costs and food safety worries lead city folk to grow their own By DAISY NGUYEN Associated Press writer PASADENA, Calif. — The gray sky cast a gloomy shadow over Southern California one recent summer morning, but the Dervaes family was rejoicing. A light rain had fallen overnight, quenching the tomatoes, squash, cucumbers, basil and 400 […]

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  • It’s kind of easy being green (LA TIMES)

    The renewable-resource lifestyle known as ‘permaculture’ is taking root in L.A. July 22, 2004|Susan Carpenter | Times Staff Writer             How green can it get in frenetic, car-crazed L.A.? Take a look at Jules Dervaes. A few years ago, he drove a VW van and lived in a standard Pasadena bungalow ringed with thirsty […]

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  • Urban Homesteaders (CNN)

    June 15, 2008 CNN’s Thelma Gutierrez reports on a family living the ultimate green lifestyle on an urban farm in Pasadena, California.

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  • Urban Farming (So Cal Connected PBS)

    Growing one’s own food in urban areas can seem like a far-fetched idea. But not for one Pasadena family. The Dervaes family has been growing their own food for more than a decade. They’ve been at the forefront of urban homesteading by growing thousands of pounds of food annually in an average-size backyard. “I brought […]

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  • Life (Mostly) Off the Grid ( The New York Times )

    Whether it’s reporting on conflicts abroad and political divisions at home, or covering the latest style trends and scientific developments, New York Times video journalists provide a revealing and unforgettable view of the world. It’s all the news that’s fit to watch. On YouTube.

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  • Urban Homestead & Organic Food (YAHOO Answers)

    Oct 17, 2007 Notes by host J. Keith van Straaten *On the streets, we talked to dozens of people from all over the world. I don’t think we found a single person who said organic food wasn’t a better way to go. *The very crafty Jules Dervaes runs the Path To Freedom Urban Homestead with […]

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