Once again CBS LA correspondent Bill Whitaker visited the urban homestead yesterday. The producers needed him to do a stand up intro in front of the house and also take some B roll of the garden – vegetables growing (lima beans, squash, peppers, tomatoes), harvests (avocados, apples, etc.) They could not get these great garden and harvest shots anywhere else! As usual, the camera man was quite amazed by what we are doing here.
With more and more folks growing their own, due to food prices and hard times this growing movement has to be covered by the media. Our family always grows where we are planted. When we moved here to Pasadena from 10 acres homestead in Florida back in 1985 our first initiation to urban agriculture was a patch of hard pan dirt – water ran off it like oil! Growing from the backyard to the front yard… Since we smothered the front lawn almost 20 years ago to present day, we have gone from fringe to mainstream, but for us it is not a passing fad, it is a full time lifestyle. To us this life is not new, it’s normal.
Mr Whitaker has been so inpired by his last visit here that he tells us, that he’s gone out and planted his very own garden. We’ll let you know when the piece airs.