Like I wrote have a few news bytes to report.  First

The “old” YouTube version has topped 150,000 views and the “newer, long and revamped” version is making its way to nearly 90 different cities.

Also HOMEGROWN REVOLUTION will be screening at the Green Lifestyle Film Festival here in LA (Mar 13-15)

Here’s the list of cities where HOMEGROWN REVOLUTION is part of the Patagonia Wild & Scenic Film Tour  (we’ve been told it’s the number one most requested film!)

10-Feb    River Alliance of WI    Madison, WI
12-Feb    Trail Creek Outfitters    Glen Mills, PA
26-Feb    Indiana Forest Alliance    Bloomington, IN
27-Feb    Alaska Marine Conservation Council    Kodiak, AK
28-Feb    St. Croix Falls Library    St. Croix Falls, WI
28-Feb    Sierra Nevada Alliance    South Lake Tahoe, CA
4-Mar    Upper Chattahoochee Riverkeeper    Atlanta, GA
4-Mar    Organization for the Assabet River    Maynard, MA
11-12 Mar    Summit Land Conservancy    Park City, UT
4-Apr    Land Trust of the Treasure Valley    Boise, ID
12-Mar    Adventure’s Edge    Arcata, CA
13-Mar    Clear Water Outdoors    Lake Geneva, WI
26-Mar    Pro Peninsula    San Diego, CA (possible NOTE possible PTF appearance)


Homegrown Revolution 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.

Check HGR companion website for the latest screening news or purchase a copy for yourself or community.  All proceeds will go towards our ongoing and extensive outreach.


“Simply put, this is the revolution. You and your family are the start to something on a whole new level. Inspiration, dedication, and motivation is all that I can feel. I will follow in your footsteps. I have been drowning in a sea of gloom and doom. This video has gently nudged me out of my stupor and has reminded me why I even started paying attention to all that needs to be changed in the first place. I can start this right now, right here, today, in my own backyard. I don’t need to wait for oil to run out, or the Great Depression Part II. This is something that I can do for my family and for myself. “


  1. Nadja Pollard says:

    Thank you for the link to the film festival – I am in the UK so won’t be attending but I have purchased some of the films listed to watch here with some friends.
    I just wanted to say I love the multi-level idea for your raised beds (with the hanging baskets).
    What kind of wood did you use for the frame ?? and any chance of some close-up photographs sometime to see the multi-levels as this is what we have in mind for our new home.
    Keep us the great work you’re doing !!!

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