It’s starting off to be a busy week. Besides on the happenings on the homefront, Farmer D will be giving a talk at UCLA tomorrow, there’s Earth Day preparations (thanks to those of you who donated to support our Earth Day outreach this year we’ve raised nearly a 1/4 of our goal!), and a few media inquiries we had to handle.

Also on Wednesday, there’s schedule wrap up session to record a few voice overs for an upcoming documentary.

Here’s a list of where we’ll be this month

Path to Freedom
Out and About Celebrating Earth Day 2008

Thursday, April 17 Arts District / Little Tokyo Farmers’ Market 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Los Angeles City Hall – South Lawn on First Street between Main and Spring Streets

Saturday, April 19 Vroman’s Earth Day Celebration 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Courtyard of Vroman’s Bookstore, Pasadena

Tuesday, April 22 Wilshire Center Earth Day/Car Free Day 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Wilshire Blvd. between Western and Harvard, Los Angeles

Thursday, April 24 Arts District / Little Tokyo Farmers’ Market 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Los Angeles City Hall – South Lawn on First Street between Main and Spring Streets

Saturday, April 26 Pasadena Greening the Earth Day 10 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Memorial Park – 145 N Raymond Avenue, Pasadena

I’ll be working on a few posts to publish soon, so stay tuned!


  1. Ernest Willingham says:

    More of a question There is a gardening class for senior citizens at Mt. San Antonio college in nearby Walnut. I’ve been telling the instructor about you. He is a Master Gardener and teaches Organic gardening. We are all learning to grow our own food. Would it be possible for him to schedule a field trip to your homestead? If so, please contract me with the info that he will need to contact you to set it up. Thank you.

  2. Elaine Jesmer says:

    I just saw the “Nightline” piece on you guys, and when it was finished I wanted to stand up and cheer! Yes! What you’re doing is SO cool! I live in Laurel Canyon, in a tiny cabin 75 steps up a hill. You give me hope that somehow, a 69-year-old woman who lives alone can pull it together for ONE LAST HURRAH!

  3. Ulrike Brotzen says:

    I happend to watch yesterdays “Nightline” on you and was so amazed on what I saw. You created an oasis in the middle of the city! You inspired me and I hope all others who saw the program.
    A small step in the right direction. About two months ago, I started to get rid of the lawn in my daughters and son-in-laws Riverside front yard. We are planning on planting fruit trees, vegetables and edible flowers. Next years project is the backyard.
    I live in Long Beach and would love to see your vegetable garden with my own eyes. How can I find out about any scheduled workshops and other events held on your property.

  4. Laura says:

    I saw you on Nightline and was amazed and inspired. You are really leading the way for many people. We all need to get off this runaway treadmill that we are on. We work ourselves to death to buy the things that we use to try to make ourselves happy because we are so miserable from working ourselves to death.

    I wish you all the success in the world. Good luck!

  5. Chuck says:

    You guys & gals rock!

    Do you know about codex Alimentarius? People need to know.

  6. charlie says:

    my 11 year old daughter and two of her friends are inspired by me to see your home. when ? thanks Charlie
    I heard about your home listening to KPFK, 90.7 FM

  7. Kris Kaul says:


    I’m an organizer for a group in Ann Arbor focused on sustainability and transition to a low-energy, resilient culture (aka Transition Town). I work in developing community organic gardens and am a regular volunteer at my csa (Tantre farm). I’m visiting my sister in Altadena over the holidays and wondered if I could volunteer a few hours at your site? I know you are swamped by requests from visitors so understand if you cannot. Thank you,

    Kris Kaul

  8. cody leeds says:

    I am 14 and have taken a permaculture design course so I am very interested in seeing your farm. is there a way i can visit?

    thank you so much for your inspiring work.


  9. Melissa Pasadena says:

    I saw this on the morning news about 8months to 1yr ago and it stuck with me. I’m truely inspired. I’m a local Pasadenian and I can’t wait to enjoy the same life.
    Thank you for all your efforts to make the planet we share a better place for the generations to come.

  10. Lynn says:

    Loved the article in Mother Earth News (Feb/March 2009 issue) which led me to your website! So glad I came across it since I can’t wait to read all the interesting tips and articles. Truly a wealth of information here~many blessings to all for inspiring others!

  11. GeneLouis says:

    This is what America needs. If everyone grows even a tiny portion of their own food, we could eliminate our dependence on foreign food.

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