Urban Homesteaders? That’s what the Dervaes family (of Pasadena, California) calls themselves as they challenge the rest of us to try to live a 100 FOOT diet. They run an urban farm on one-fifth of an acre (to put that in perspective, if their lot was square it would measure approximately 93 feet at each side). They grow enough food for themselves as well as supplying some of the local community around them.
Watch the following 2-minute video from 2006 to get an idea of what they have been up to since 2001:
The project goes far beyond growing food and is a journey into self-sustainability. They grow their own food, harness their own energy, produce their own wine, share educational info and share their journey. Check out their journal for a glimpse of their urban farm and the bounty so far this summer.
It’s an interesting site and certainly offers a challenge to each of us to consider. Cheers to them and fascinating stuff!