an interview by Ronny Bagdadi of HEALING OUR WORLD magazine (volume 29 issue 4)

Path to Freedom is a grassroots family-operated urban homestead located in the heart of Pasadena CA.  Surrounded by urban sprawl and just a short distance from a major freeway, the Dervaes family has steadily transformed an ordinary 66′ x 132′ city lot into a lush, organic and sustainable micro farm….

…. Healing Our World salutes this inspiring family for talking a stand and walking the talk.

“Urban homesteading, like old-time farming, is not lucrative.  Independent, small farmers are thrilled just to break even sometimes, staying afloat to the next year.  The payoff is not in monetary riches.  If you truly want to be self-sufficient, you shouldn’t look at urban homesteading as a business, put as a passion.”

Read the entire article online (includes a few gardening & soil building tips from Farmer D!)

pages 32,33, 35, 35

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