HGR GOES TO SCHOOL

in San Diego at High Tech High Media Arts.

9th graders blog-report after seeing Homegrown Revolution in their class.  Check out their perspective on our little homemade film.

“The Dervaes family fits into what we’re learning from My Ishmael in one main way. They are going against the whole “you have to lock up the food”. My Ishmael has showed us that when the government or leaders lock up the food, they have power, and people follow them. Like it said in the beginning of the movie, the father said “I think this is the most dangerous occupation on this earth because you are in danger of becoming free.” This family has freedom along with growing there own food because they are not working to get the locked up food, they are not buying into the whole “takers” plan. Overall, I think it’s really interesting how this family lives and it was a huge risk. I think I would be scared to try to live like this because I’ve grown up with other food, and depending on the “takers” system. ”  – Claire A {view her full report }

http://staffhumanitiesshaelynw.blogspot.com/2009/03/dervaes-family.html

http://dusxmacina.blogspot.com/2009/03/urban-homestead.html

http://shortylove15.blogspot.com/2009/03/homegrown-revolution.html

http://roblesschoolblog.blogspot.com/2009/03/blog-post-hw-030509-dervaes-family.html

http://hayyweez.blogspot.com/2009/03/homegrown-revolution.html

Great job guys, thanks for letting us share our lives with you in your classroom.  The future is what you make it here and now.   Keep us posted on your how you will bring about homegrown solutions.

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Update:

Those are my students! Many of them were entranced by the video. We are currently studying sustainability and there is no better model than the Dervaes family. You can view all of my students’ blogs from my own school blog. (Oh, and they’re 9th graders) – Charlotte Kaufman High Tech Humanities

Thanks for the correction Ms Kaufman.  We thoroughly enjoyed reading your students assesments of our urban homesteadng project.  Thanks for making HGR  a part of your students lives.

Comments(4)

  1. Yanna says:

    How very cool that these young people were able to enter the alternate universe of urban homesteading!

    When will the DVD become available for the rest of us?!

  2. Kim says:

    I check all their links. That is wonderful that they are sharing what you do to students in the school system!

  3. Charlotte Kaufman says:

    Those are my students! Many of them were entranced by the video. We are currently studying sustainability and there is no better model than the Dervaes family. You can view all of my students’ blogs from my own school blog. (Oh, and they’re 9th graders 🙂

  4. rachel says:

    This is awesome. Love that these kids are being informed and inspired in this way–also love that blogging is being used in their lessons! Very smart.

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