What’s quite interesting is that sometimes people struggle growing their own in ‘ones’, because you get surfeits of one type of crop, and the work needed doesn’t seem to necessarily give you the right balance of fruit and veg if you’re a sole provider. But the minute you involve communities, you can access bigger patches of land (even waste lands), swap produce, and as well as growing organic, you might actually even see some economic benefits.
Since the early 80's the Dervaes family has slowly transformed their ordinary city lot into a self sufficient urban homestead. This short film about the Dervaes family experience, in Pasaden, Cal, is an inspiration for everyone these days.
Urban homesteaders at it's best!
Credits: Website http://www.PathtoFreedom.com and http://www.homegrownrevolution.com
Online journal at: http://www.urbanhomestead.org/journal
If you fancy trying your hand at growing your own food, whatever your space and wherever you are, check out our grow your own veg course by Alex Mitchell