Ever thought of growing your own food but didn’t think it was possible? It’s more that possible! It might even be the way to the future. If the Dervaes family can do it while living in Los Angeles, I think you can too.
The Dervaes family live on 1/10th of an acre 15 minutes from downtown L.A.. In itself that’s not strange. What’s crazy is that they manage to maintain a sustainable and independent urban farm. Complete with animals!
In a year, they produce around 4,300 pounds of veggies, 900 chicken eggs, 1000 duck eggs, 25 lbs honey, and pounds of seasonal fruit. There are over 400 species of plants. What?! They have everything they need to ‘live off the land.’ From beets to bees. Chickens to chickpeas.
What the family doesn’t eat they sell from their porch, making around $20,000 a year. Local organic food is so popular that they don’t have any problems finding customs. Even chefs from restaurants seek them out.
I tried to figure out how big 1/10th (0.1) of an acre is in perspective to other things. I used this website (findlotsize.com) and put markers around my ‘house.’ I got a rough estimate that mine is 0.062, but my math seems wrong since my place looks way smaller. It’s interesting to know all the same. Check it out if you’re curious to learn what size yours is.
Here’s the video Enjoy!
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