Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Film Screening with the Dervaes Family

This Sunday, Feb 22, the urban homestead pioneering Dervaes family (pictured below enjoying a meal at home) is hosting a potluck and screening of two films in Pasadena, CA. If you live in the L.A. area this would be worth attending.

When we were fighting a cell tower near our house I happened, by chance, to see Mr. Dervaes accept an award from the Pasadena City Council while I was waiting for our issue to come up on the docket. I have wanted to see their place in person ever since but at that time they were taking a hiatus from classes and events. This event isn't hosted at their house but it may be our chance to meet them and see their homestead on film.

Here are the details from their newsletter:

Film, Food & Fellowship
Screening of the insightful documentary
POLLEN NATION (25 min) & local (vegetarian) potluck, garden swap n trade and more!
Sunday, February 22 (5:00 PM)
626 Cypress, Pasadena, CA
$10 (event includes a potluck, bring locally grown foods if possible)

Event Schedule
5:00 pm - Freedom Gardens meetup
5:30 pm - Local Foods/Vegetarian Potluck
8:00 pm - Discussion, pop quiz & prizes

Space is apparently limited so you have to R.S.V.P to get a seat.


  1. This sounds really cool. Thanks for alerting me to it. I think my husband and I will be there. We should make sure to meet up!

  2. It wouldbe great to see you there! It is oscar night but hopefully you can make it.

  3. Yea, I realized it was Oscar night after the fact. I laughed because only a group of urban homesteaders would schedule an event in LA at the exact same time as the Oscars. Happily, we don't really care about awards shows either, so we'll be there. My husband tends to stand out in a crowd because he's so tall (6'9"). So if you see a exceptionally tall blonde guy with a brown-haired woman, that's us!


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