The Urban Homestead – Grow the Future
A revolutionary model for urban sustainability and small scale agriculture.
In the midst of a densely populated Pasadena, CA, this residential lot produces over 3 tons of organic food annually and incorporates many back-to-basic concepts through the raising of farm animals, simple living skills, and sustainable lifestyle choices while balancing alternative technologies such as biodiesel and solar energy.Donate to Grow the Future
Building upon a strong foundation of proven sustainabilty methods, field demonstration, and spearheading the new urban farming movment Dervaes Insitute empowers communities and individuals to responsibly and sustainably care for nature, our global biodiversity and for the well-being of humanity. Community activism is imperative for our future.
The Grow the Future campaign focusses on spreading the message of urban sustainability worldwide. The Dervaes Institute offers through classes and presentations a lifetime of knowledge and advice for individuals to make a difference in their lifestyles. This fundraising campaign seeks to raise the finances to set up workshops all over the world.$0.00 donated
The world is ours–we can mold it into any shape we wish.
We can either let it fall into disrepute through our ignorance, or we can build it to new heights through our knowledge. …”
Jules Dervaes Jr. 1947 – 2016 (Valedictorian speech, 1965)
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