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Learn How This Family Grows 6,000 Lbs Of Food on Just 1/10th Acre - Here’s the video… Enjoy!

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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 of the future. If the Dervaes family can do it while living in Los Angeles, I think you can to.

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 , 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 customers. Even chefs/owners from local 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,, 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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    • djfxw

      They better hope that CA won’t fine them for doing it. There are places where you get fined for gardens or having solar panels on your property!

    • usa1

      djfxw-yes this is very true, i have heard stories of being fined for collecting rainwater in calif i think it was. they crazy sob’s aint they? down here in FLORIDA its nearly almost i hear now to have solar panels on your home, local GOV’s wont allow it or something. it may even be FLA. law. :cool: fined for growing your own, can it get more insane then that bull crap? :idea: :idea: :idea: :cool: :cool: :!:

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