Sunday, February 10, 2013

Urban Gardening and Off The Grid in the City????

  I ran across this video the other day and wanted to share it. I'm sure many have seen this but it is such an inspiration to those who think to themselves, "I can't garden, farm or be off the grid in the city, I don't own a farm"! Well think again, this California family has done it and with a little imagination you can as well. My hats off to them! As you watch this video share with us your ideas to achieve such a wonderful thing. Maybe you are already on your way to this or have already achieved it. Whatever the case, share your thoughts and even a link to your blog showing us. If you would like to go to my blog search button I have many posts to help you get started as well with Urban Gardening or click here for my top 10 posts for 2012 to get started!
They also have a website that documents their journey The Urban Homestead, or you can visit them at http://www.dervaesgardens.com/. Either way you go this is an inspiration since the price of food is so so high and even what you do buy is so mass produced that it doesn't have any taste of nutritional value! Happy Gardening and May God Bless you!
This is part of my Urban Garden!



Deuteronomy 28:12 "The Lord will open to you His good treasure, the heavens, to give the rain to your land in its season, and to bless all the work of your hand"

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14 comments:

  1. I had run across reading about the Dervaes last year -- hugely inspiring!

    Another inspiring thing for me was visiting the CSA that we had a share in, back in November. They live in a rural county about an hour from us -- and I was surprised to find that their 100 yr old farm house and farm was on about an acre and a half -- consisting of their 3/4 acre lot with the house on it and a 3/4 acre vacant lot across the street, located on a neighborhood street in the town there -- the houses (though on larger lots than our own neighborhood) were closer together than the houses on my own street here in the metro-Memphis area. And they have a CSA with about 8 subscribers! It has really made me think about what is possible in one's own yard.

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    1. It does make you think about using what little God Has provided!

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  2. Thanks for sharing this. I want to urban homestead, in a smaller way than these people. I have never heard of them, but certainly took away some ideas from the video and will go to their website for extra ideas for my own garden (and life).

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  3. wow! That is very inspiring. Thanks for sharing.

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  4. Thanks for sharing! This just fires me up and gets me to thinking that my Garden of Eatin' is going to be jumping the fence and taking-up more of the lawn!

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  5. Can't wait to dig into this info! We garden in the burbs with limited space and by being a part of a community garden (my most recent post http://livininthegreen.blogspot.com/2013/02/community-gardens-few-things-to-consider.html.) While we aren't off the grid, we do try to grow, preserve, dehydrate and make as many things as possible with our lifestyle and schedule. It's always great to know how much we can do even with small spaces. Thanks for this post! I will pin this one!

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    1. I am following your blog now too...lots of great info!

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  6. Love the garden you are making. Visiting from Wickedly Awesome Wednesday

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  7. Thank you so much for sharing this on The Creative HomeAcre Hop! I hope to see you again tomorrow! Here's the link:
    http://www.theselfsufficienthomeacre.com/2013/02/the-creative-homeacre-hop-3.html

    Have a wonderful weekend!

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  8. Thank you so much for sharing this inspiring video! There is so much to learn.

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  9. Thank you for linking this wonderful post to my "Themed Blog & Shop Hop"
    Angie
    godsgrowinggarden.com

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  10. Thanks for sharing this on The HomeAcre Hop! Here's the link for the next hop :)
    http://www.theselfsufficienthomeacre.com/2013/02/the-homeacre-hop-7.html

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  11. The Dervaes family are So-Cal legends and pioneers in the urban farm movement. They were an inspiration to me for many years as I dreamed about trying to feed myself on a 1/2 acre.

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