Way To Go Green

I am feeling inspired to go green after watching this clip of the Dervaes family who have turned a house into the Pasadena suburbs into a little patch of Eden. Calling themselves the modern "Laura Ingalls Wilder," this family has transformed their modest 1/10 acre into a flourishing "Urban Homestead."

Here they raise grow fruits, vegetables, edible flowers, and even produce their own milk and eggs by raising chickens and goats. This family is truly a go-green-NOW inspiration, and were even featured on Oprah. Their back to basics approach really me want to plant a garden!

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9 comments

thevoyageofv said...

I saw this family on Oprah last week. So inspirational! I just helped my mom plant her vegetable garden and it felt so good to be a little self-sufficient. I love going to the garden for ingredients, instead of relying on the grocery store.

Leigh said...

Ooh, that is wonderful and inspiring! If only I had a yard!
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Nicole Marie said...

wow! that would be so cool to have a garden like that. but first i have to learn to keep just basil alive

caroline duke said...

isn't that amazing? definitely got me thinking.

bethany said...

Wow...what a family!

Vivi said...

Hi, Loved your entry and linked to it from my own blog.
Thanks,
Viv

www.hivingout.blogspot.com

Magchunk said...

That is so cool. Geez, and I've been intimidated by trying to start a container garden. Thanks for this inspirational post!

Courtney said...

this is incredible! can you imagine being so resourceful...I love it!!

joy refurbished said...

wow! and I was proud of our little garden and modest compost heap.