My sister sent me this video on Facebook and now I’m obsessed with securing a 1/10 acre of land, a tiny solar-powered house and a man who knows how to grow things (…because I’m literally the worst at growing plants!):
The Dervaes family lives in Los Angeles and manages to grow 6,000 pounds of food on a tiny 1.10 plot of land. They have solar panels for power, and most of the appliances they use are work-powered. They eat a vegetarian diet, eating only what they grow, and they grow enough to sell $20,000 worth to local chefs to use in their restaurants. The food is all organic, over 400 varieties of plants thrive here without the use of synthetic chemicals.
I love Mr. Dervaes message: “Be careful. If you go down this path, you’ll experience radical freedom!” I also love the wife telling the journalist that if it’s not in season, “then we don’t eat it!”
The family is very honest that this lifestyle takes a lot of work and requires the participation of all family members to make it viable. The way farming used to be! This should prove that we could feed the country if we stop factory and conventional farming and focus on small local organic farms to provide for each community – these farms would create jobs and help communities provide for themselves. The farmers would have a close relationship with their communities and everyone would know where they’re food was coming from.