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.

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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 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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