Yesterday, another article about our family and the Urban Homestead project appeared in the paper.
Check out this major feature article in Sunday’s UK DAILY TELEGRAPH.
No media coverage can portray the true and complete picture of who we are and what we do because of built-in limitations of the media. Though the article does a good job of reporting different facets of our urban homestead, not to mention giving some high praise, there are some inaccuracies and a few statements that require clarification. As with every interview, time or space constraints inevitably produce an edited, shortened view of what was actually said in the full conversation.
For the record
Our property is about 150 feet from the freeway, not 150 yards.
My mother is now a resident of Pasadena.
With encouragement from my father, we definitely have been looking for committed farmers and a farm girl who are willing to share in this journey. It’s just that a move would be required if we were to get married—can’t fit our spouses here! My father was acknowledging that it would require a special type of commitment for someone to move with us. Though we were asked by the reporter, our thoughts on finding our soul mates didn’t make it into the article.
Some of the statements printed were slightly misleading regarding our looking for property. We discussed both immediate, local possible moves/expansion and other, long-term plans, and the topics got linked together.
There’s definitely a lot of material to digest. We understand that it is impossible to convey the full story and these are just a few corrections. We appreciate the opportunity this article gives to spread the word about our work at The Urban Homestead.
P.S. Though quite taken aback that our meals even are on the same level as Alice Waters, with our schedule already jammed pack I don’t know when my sister and I will get around doing cookbook. I know, I know so many of you would really love one but like I said we are really, really busy.
Like I said, with limited space a lot of the material we shared with the reporter didn’t make it into the article.
One really cute statement was when we were sitting down enjoying lunch together with the reporter. I brought out dessert — Freedom Farmer Sergio locally grown organic bananas mixed with just a touch of homegrown honey and orange juice.
The reporter inquired if we had grown these bananas ourselves and Farmer D quipped, “no, but it’s not Dole it’s Sergio!”
We had a good laugh! Just goes to show you how intense and flavorful locally grown crops are. Sure beats the watery, tasteless what passes for produce at the supermarket.
Nothing beats home/farm grown!
Oh and check out Farmer D and Farmer S sporting, er digging I should say, our new Freedom Gardens tees (they will be available SOON – promise)