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Over 6000 pounds of food per year, on 1/10 acre located just 15 minutes from downtown Los Angeles. The Dervaes family grows over 400 species of plants, 4,30… Video Rating: 4 / 5 Related PostsSmall Space Permaculture Food Forest Garden on 1/4 Acre Home LotWild Urban Gardening mit Dr. Markus StrauUrban Gardening with City Beet Farm on Shaw TV?????? ?? ??????? (Urban Gardening)Ideas for Green Walls and Vertical Gardens Urban GardeningKr

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  • RoyalWulffDry 2 years ago

    Corrupt local politicians all over this country are trying to stop this
    type of living through passing bogus laws and ordinance.

    Especially about livestock. They get a couple of selfish asshole neighbors
    who complain about the noise (chickens/ducks) or the
    smells(manures/fertilizer/compost piles) to use as examples why they need
    to over regulate or outright ban.

    And they get away with it because we as a Society have failed, failed HARD.
    We now reap the benefits of this compliance and silence, and it will only
    get worse.?

  • shodanxx 2 years ago

    12$ a month for electricity ? And how much for your mortgage to buy the
    panels ? Also how many man-hours can the participants of this work when
    they are done doing the farm-related stuff ?

    Does it consume more than 40 hours per person per week to keep this running
    ? If so, you would benefit from doing something more productive and buying
    your food from a big farm, then enjoy you free time and/or spare income.?

  • United Species Movement 2 years ago

    This method of local farming is great at supplying your family with food
    while contributing to the restoration of the environment. Unfortunately, as
    some people have pointed out, governments are working at passing policies
    to limit how much one can produce for themselves. I think people like the
    family in this video are awaking to the truth that our systems for
    governance and society are broken. Corrupt governments who are heavily
    influenced by corporate interests do not have the needs of the people at
    the top of their agendas, it is time the people of earth united against
    tyranny and worked towards a true equal transparent democratic government.
    United Species Movement hopes to facilitate the communication to bring
    about a better, more efficient, more equal society.

    United Species Movement is an initiative that plans to replace our current
    corrupt governments with a democratic system based on science, health and
    education instead of war, greed and materialism. USM strongly believes in
    creating a system that values all individuals equally no matter race,
    religion or sexual orientation. By correctly distributing global resources
    and wealth, I believe it is possible for everyone to be provided with free
    education and healthcare and for a democratic transparent government to be
    established that works for the people instead of corporations. Cities can
    be built as complete systems that are efficient for their populace and
    supply local, organic food and clean energy to everyone. There is a better
    answer to our worlds problems; the answer is the United Species Movement.

    Divided we fall, united we prosper. EQUALITY. LIBERTY. COMMUNITY.?

  • 4aSteadyStateEconomy 2 years ago

    There’s not enough land for a whole lot of urban people to be doing this.
    It’s a lot like biodiesel and other feel-good dreams that fail a large
    scale math test. I can see more supplemental food being grown this way, but
    let’s not pretend it alone will feed the hordes. Overpopulation needs to
    stop and few politically-correct people are doing much except making
    rationalizations.?

  • 1Nature Lady 2 years ago

    Living like this is a major threat to the government. Many people in my
    city bought efficiency water tanks for our toilets. The city raised our
    water rates because they said we are not using ENOUGH water now. When are
    we going to say enough is enough and take our lives back? What has made us
    so afraid to live life how we see fit without the government and state
    controlling every move we make?
    I could see a city inspector going door to door asking to see what we have
    growing in our backyards and demanding to look into our food storage soon
    IF we don’t nip them in the bud now!
    PRIVACY and FREEDOM is up to us. It’s our own fault is we don’t live this
    way. This family is doing it and we can too. Just DO IT and stop waiting
    for someone to give us permission.?

  • Lord McSwain 2 years ago

    There are no proven harmful effects from gmo foods. If you think about it,
    almost all domestic crops are genetically modified by definition, since
    they have been breeded to be more useful to humans, and are genetically
    distinct from wild plants.?

  • Brisdad53 2 years ago

    Okay, where are all the animal rights activists to cry about the animal
    cruelty of keeping the goats and hens cooped up? And what’s the carbon
    footprint of the consumers driving from their restaurants to this home just
    to pick up a loaf of kale? Personally, I think this is wonderful what
    they’re doing, but let’s not think it’s the solution to ANY problem facing
    the world. And for the father to be aghast at the thought of feeding his
    kids taco shells made from (GASP!) GMO CORN ignores the FACT that GM foods
    save MILLIONS of people each year from death by starvation. BTW, the most
    heavily “genetically modified” plant in the history of humanity is today’s
    marijuana… funny how THAT seems to be okay. ?

  • My2Cents 2 years ago

    And then Code Enforcements visits and shuts it all down.?

  • khricket 2 years ago

    Wow, their OWN backyard??? I’ve grown vegetables in my small backyard my
    whole life. It’s strange how people think it’s impossible to grow food by
    yourself anymore?

  • ksburner01 2 years ago

    Everyone should turn to this type of life. The more we are dependent on
    others, the more that allows those people to dictate our life to us. If we
    were all self sufficient, governments would be obsolete and we could all
    have true freedom. We could all live in harmony with the planet and each
    other and we could have such an abundance of food and supplies that no
    being on this planet would be in need.

    If for one second we could all stop being greedy and focus on what we
    really need in life we could all live a much more fulfilling and happy
    life. Instead of wasting your life working for a greedy company that cares
    nothing more about you then how much money you can make them, why not live
    your life for you.

    Every time I make this proposition to people, I always get this “I have to
    have a job so I can bring home a pay check to pay my bills and feed my
    family”. When I get this type of response I can’t really argue with it
    because it’s true. You do have to pay your bills and feed your family and
    usually this means working for someone else in order to do this. At the
    same time that that response is true, it doesn’t have to be permanent and
    in time wouldn’t have to be true at all. Instead of using the capital you
    gain from your job to consume, you could use that capital to make a supply
    so that you no longer have to be dependent on your job for consumption.

    I look at it this way. I have one life and when it’s over it’s over. I want
    to live mine my way and not by the rules of somebody else because when I’m
    on my death bed and I know I’m going back to the nothing I came from, I
    don’t want to be regretful that I lived my whole life for someone else. I
    want to look back and be happy that I lived my life the way I wanted to and
    that I made a difference.

    P.S. Sorry for the book :)?

  • Raif Holister 2 years ago

    In my small city, you can get fined $360.00 per day that you are selling
    your vegetables. You can’t sell cakes. You can’t sell self made furniture
    or crafts. You can’t raise livestock or poultry which will get confiscated.
    So country life is the only way.?

  • Try Backyard Farming 2 years ago

    *6,000 lbs of food on 1/10th acre – Urban Farm – Urban Homestead – Growing
    Your Own Food*

    Over 6,000 pounds of food per year, on 1/10 acre located just 15 minutes
    from downtown Los Angeles. The Dervaes family grows over 400 species of
    plants, 4,300 pounds of vegetable food, 900 chicken and 1,000 duck eggs, 25
    lbs of honey, plus seasonal fruits throughout the year.

    From 1/10th of an acre, four people manage to get over 90% of their daily
    food and the family reports earnings of $20,000 per year (AFTER they eat
    from what is produced). This is done without the use of the expensive &
    destructive synthetic chemicals associated with industrial mono-cropping,
    while simultaneously improving the fertility and overall condition of the
    land being used to grow this food on. Scaled up to an acre, that would
    equal $200,000 per year!

    To follow the Dervaes and their Urban Homesteading activites, you can find
    them at http://urbanhomestead.org

    Urban and near-urban farming can be highly productive, causing whatever
    size of land you have to work with to produce with more abundance. It is
    time to solve hunger worldwide, through creating local food abundance….
    Anyone can do it, once you learn how.

    6,000 lbs of food on 1/10th acre – Urban Farm – Urban Homestead – Growing
    Your Own Food?

  • Doodle Maier 2 years ago

    Urban homesteading in LosAngeles
    h/t +Ken Walker ?

  • Antoine Kerfzhan 2 years ago

    in Equador it is against the law to grow your own food

  • Socialpsychology32 2 years ago

    He should dump the soil and go aquaponics! Well done though.?

  • bob shove 2 years ago

    In 2012 my wife and I purchased a home and one acre of land in Nevada, near
    Dayton. The first thing I did was to plant 15 fruit trees and a few grape
    plants. Soon we built a 25 x 30 hoop house and made a very large compost
    pile to be used in the garden areas. We heat our home with wood and take
    the ash out to the compost pile and garden areas. We have 20 more apple,
    cherry trees coming in spring of 2015. We still have electricity to run
    the freezers and we have so much food to last the entire winter and much of
    the spring. Our favorite crop is spinach and kale. We use heirloom seeds
    from Washington state. We grow peanuts, squash, carrots, tomatoes,
    potatoes, ginger, lemon grass. We have to colonies of bees and plenty of
    fresh honey. We have established asparagus and using old seeds, will plant
    two more large rows in 2015. I love your homesteading ways. We actually
    homesteaded our home in Nevada and will hope and pray to sell more of our
    produce in 2015. We are a minority for sure…. We now will try to live
    off the land with our hard work, God willing. We only work here on the
    homestead and we hate to go shopping for anything. We know what goes into
    our foods now and we care about what we eat…. I hope you continue to
    inspire people to walk our road….. Happy Homesteading?

  • 4aSteadyStateEconomy 2 years ago

    Sheesh, even educational videos make sly use of cleaveagy thumbnails.?

  • theproplady 2 years ago

    I’d like a setup like this (only unlike these hippies, I’d have plenty of
    guns on hand–if society ever collapses and I have the only food and
    electricity in town, I want to make sure it doesn’t get stolen from me.)?

  • bza069 2 years ago

    best of luck!!! i love this stuff!?

  • Ray Butt 2 years ago

    Most people are too lazy to raise their own garden. I used to see homes
    in my area (a suburban area) with large gardens in the back yard every year
    at least in 1 of ever 5 homes. Now 20yrs later… I would be lucky to see
    1 in 30 today.?

  • Xavier Pias 2 years ago

    Grow food yourself. Urban Agroecoloy: 6,000 lbs of food on 1/10th acre –
    Urban Homestead – Urban Permaculture?

  • Maria Morales 2 years ago

    This is the most idealistic way of living, become self sufficient and
    family working together for a fresh lifestyles. I love the way you make
    planning, organizing, and marketing your own produce. This is an ultimate
    dreams of anybody who loves to work in the farm or homestead. An excellent
    pattern to follow. . I subscribe to your channel.
    I hope you will share us more of your project useful to every one. Thank
    you in sharing. God Bless.?

  • veganfruition // brittany peters 2 years ago

    I love it, thanks for sharing! I hope within a year to be able to buy some
    land and start my homestead! Food should be free, I can’t wait to help feed
    my community! Many blessings to you and your family! ?

  • Ghost Rider 2 years ago

    this is one of the greatest things i have seen in a long time.if every
    family was like you guys this earth would a great place.take care and be
    well.?

  • guts knucklebone 2 years ago

    ugly mufuggas?