“In our society, growing food yourself has become the most radical of acts. It is truly the only effective protest, one that can-and will-overturn the corporate powers that be. By the process of directly working in harmony with nature, we do the one thing most essential to change the world-we change ourselves!”
~ Jules Dervaes
Linda inspires and is inspired by people around the country, like a family in Pasadena California. In the middle of the big city, this family has been growing their own food and raising animals in the smallest front and backyard, using every inch of space. They have been doing this for decades.
I Love Jules quote!
Here is my paraphrase: “When we personally work in harmony with nature, we are doing the single most essential thing to change the world by the fact that such an act transforms us first, then that becomes, in fact, the only way to change the world!”
After decades of living an urban homestead lifestyle, this family is finally not considered odd, and people are flocking to their workshops and eager to learn the old fashion, sustainable skills of growing your own food, meat, eggs, how to can, freeze, ferment, dehydrate, knit, sew… etc.
They began just for their own self sufficiency. Over time they started selling to local restaurants and markets. Now they are a full on educational platform also! They do it all on a very small residential urban lot in a big urban near to one of L.A.’s mega freeways. They even have goats and chickens!
Join the urban yard farming community movement at Farm-A-Yard https://www.facebook.com/groups/farmayard/
Jules’ message has always been that the Urban Homestead was a Path to Freedom. He lead this family in this endeavor and just passed away in December 2016. The family intends to carry on his legacy.
Kudos to this family who are willing to continue to share the wise ways of self reliance.
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