My grandfather once told me that there are two kinds of people: those who work and those who take the credit. He told me to try to be in the first group; there was less competition there. ~Indira Gandhi
Deselected Because of Principles
Unfortunately, we won’t be traveling to Sonoma Film Festival due the fact that the screening of Homegrown Revolution was going to be used to promote businesses and organizations for their gain at our family’s expense.
In fact, we asked the organizers to respect the non-commercial nature of the film. They, in turn, opted to keep the commercial format of the session, de-selecting the film and canceling our appearance instead.
Like a farming friend said, “Their loss!”
So here’s the updated schedule (lots of new venues have been added!) hope to see/meet many of our Northern California readers on our travels up north.
NORTHERN CALIFORNIA ITINERARY
Jan 15-17 Wild & Scenic Environmental Film Festival, Nevada City CA
Saturday, Jan 16 at 7:13 pm in the Nevada Theater HOMEGROWN by Robert McFalls (52 min) screening followed by Q & A with the producer and subjects (them being us)
MEET & GREET the URBAN HOMESTEADERS:
Saturday, Jan 16, we’ll also be tabling at Activist Center I” at City Hall from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm – come by our table for a wealth of information on turning your ordinary home into a sustainable urban homestead
COMMUNITY BREAKFAST with Dervaes Family as Special Guest:
Sunday Jan 17th 8:30 am -9:30 am at Sustainability Center 412 Commercial Street
DISCUSSION with the Dervaes Family URBAN HOMESTEADERS:
Sunday, Jan 17 at City Hall from 12:00 noon- 1:30 pm Homegrown Revolution – The Path to Sustainable Living in the City
Free to the public but donations requested and appreciated.
Jules Dervaes is the founder of the urban homestead movement and subject of the documentary, HOMEGROWN (showing Saturday, 7:13pm in Nevada Theater and Sunday 3:53pm in Stone Hall, Miners Foundry). He will be presenting an informal discussion about his and his family’s adventures in growing their own food (as much as 3 tons a year from 1/10 of an acre garden!), generating their own solar electricity, making their own biodiesel fuel from waste vegetable oil, and raising ‘citified’ farm animals. See the popular, award-winning short documentary, Homegrown Revolution (16 min), that was shown at Wild & Scenic last year and is currently part of the festival’s national tour. And have the opportunity to interact with Mr. Dervaes and his three adult children, Justin, Anais and Jordanne, who have developed an impressive range of self-sufficient living skills on their urban homestead, Path to Freedom.
Sunday, Jan 17 at 3:53 pm in the Stone Hall, Miners Foundry Encore showing of HOMEGROWN by Robert McFalls (52 min)
FREEDOM GARDENS GATHERING:
Sunday, Jan 17 evening 6:30 pm Meadow Vista, CA (located 35 min from Nevada City). Potluck, meetup and swap for Grass Valley & visiting Freedom Gardeners
If you would like to be a part of this gathering please email us at info(at)pathtofreedom(dot)com for the home address of this event.
Jan 18-19 “Somewhere” CA
TBD – that what and where. Not sure what we’ll be doing between Wild & Scenic FF & Eco Farm Conference. We’ll let you know just as soon as we do. So watch this space for details!
Jan 21-23 Eco Farm Conference, Asilomar CA
NOTE: if you or someone you know is in the Monterey area, we need a place to stay the night of Wed, Jan 20 (from about 11 pm – 7 am) e-mail us if you are willing to accommodate this request.
Saturday, Jan 23 ( 8:30 am – 10:00 am) Urban Homesteading: Big Rewards from Small Spaces Workshop
MEET & GREET:
We’ll also be tabling at the entire 3 day farming conference located at Booth #: D43 / Exhibit Marketplace is located in the Surf and Sand Parking Lot at Asilomar
Jan 24 Sonoma Environmental Film Festival – canceled!
Unfortunately, because of the festival’s commercialized nature, the showing of HOMEGROWN REVOLUTION followed by Q & A session with the Dervaes family has been CANCELED!