The Venus Project Houses* TODAY - “The Dervaes Family House”
Imagine a house of the future, capable to generate its own energy and provide food on site to its residents.
Again, let’s not get lost with all these titles. The “Venus Project Houses” (that, in this case, is just a label) is what your house could be and that is what the Dervaes family will show you here.
The Dervaes Family have a website called “Path to Freedom”.
Path to Freedom is a grassroots, family operated, original urban homestead located in the midst of Pasadena (California/USA)
Surrounded by urban sprawl and just a short distance from a freeway, the Dervaes Family have steadily worked at transforming this ordinary city lot into an organic and sustainable micro-farm.
Their website documents the many steps the Dervaeses have taken and hopes to inspire fellow travelers on their own life-changing journey. Be inspired to take the first step...
Urban Homestead at a Glance
Location: Northwest Pasadena, one mile from downtown Pasadena
Property Size: 66’ x 132’ = 8,712 sq.ft. (1/5 acre)
House: Simple, wood frame craftsman bungalow. Circa 1917.
House Size: 1,500 sq. ft.
Garage Size: 600 sq.ft.
Garden Size: ~ 1/10 acre (3,900 sq.ft. / ~ 66' x 66')
Garden Diversity: Over 350 different vegetables, herbs, fruits & berries
Productivity: Up to 6,000 lbs (about 3 tons) harvest annually on 1/10 acre
Path to Freedom presents 'A Homegrown Revolution'. A collaboration of selective media clips which feature their urban homestead and farm which focus on the need of radical action…growing food in the city.
This self produced, short music video was shown at Peter Seller's Cultural Art's class at UCLA followed by a short presentation by urban farmer, Jules Dervaes founder of Path to Freedom. The class focus was on the art of slow food and among other guests invited were Michael Pollan, Alice Waters and Eric Schlosser.
Like Victory Gardens of yesteryear, start your own homegrown revolution, grow your own food in your back or front yard.
Interesting Websites to Visit
* The Venus Project Houses - They are not called “Venus Project Houses”, this name is just a label for a series of ideas that can be implemented to make our lives really worthy to be lived.
Let’s make no mistake here, the Venus Project is not all about that fancy technology we saw on Zeitgeist Addendum, the Venus Project is, above everything, a Cultural Shift that needs to happen… and it is happening, as you have been seen through these pages.
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