WHAT: The South Central Los Angeles farmers who starred in the 2008 Academy Award nominated documentary “The Garden” will be will host an organic cooking demonstration; sell and share local organic produce from their new farm in Shafter, CA; and host a roundtable discussion about Locavore community food initiatives
The film’s featured farmers: Tezozomoc,
Sarah Nolan of South Central Farmers’ Cooperative CSA program
Jules Dervaes of Path to Freedom
Creators of Fallen Fruit
Cisco Pinedo of Cisco Home
Saturday, April 11th from 12:00 NOON to -4:00 pm
Whole Foods Market Arroyo Parkway
Pasadena CA 91105 · (626) 204-2266
Dervaes family short film HOMEGROWN REVOLUTION will be available for purchase at WHOLE FOODS Markets in Pasadena (Arroyo Parkway and Hasting Ranch) and possibly Glendale once arrangements have been finalized!
Homegrown Revolution (15 min) is a short informational introduction to a homegrown project that has been called a new revolution in urban sustainability. In the midst of a densely urban setting in downtown Pasadena, radical change is taking root. For over twenty years, the Dervaes family have transformed their home into an urban homestead and a model for sustainable agriculture and urban living. Calling this project, “Path to Freedom,” the Dervaes Family shows that change is possible. As a family for this new paradigm, they harvest 3 tons of organic food annually from their 1/10 acre garden while incorporating many back-to-basics practices, as well as solar energy and biodiesel in order to reduce their footprint on the earth’s resources. Environmentalism and the health of our planet is a theme that weaves through the film. This film is a mere 15 minutes but is packed with the history and the successful outcome of this new urban sustainability movement. It is meant to inspire and encourage others – young and old – to take a look at what they have and realize that change can begin with a single step and can be created right in our own backyards.