Blogging CNN: Urban Homesteaders in Pasadena, CA

Blogging CNN: Urban Homesteaders in Pasadena, CA

Stephanie Kinnear
Jun 16, 2008

If you had a little 2-bedroom bungalow (completely paid off) on 1/10th of an acre in Pasadena, CA, what would you do with it?

How about turning it into your livelihood -- a fully operational urban farm that pays the bills and puts food on the table? That's what the Dervaes have done.

This 2-minute clip from CNN quickly tells the Dervaes' story.

On 1/10th of an acre they grow just about every fruit and vegetable you can imagine, utilizing every square-inch of their property (they even have strawberries growing on the driveway). They sell their produce to local chefs and feed themselves with what's leftover.

It seems a little extreme for those of us with day jobs and 700-square-foot apartments, but it's still inspiring.

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