Join us for an event about urban homesteading!
Film • Discussion • Seed Exchange
Sunday, February 21 • 1:30 – 4:30 pm
Albany Library, Edith Stone Room, 1247 Marin Ave.
HomeGrown: The Film
HOMEGROWN follows the Dervaes family who run a small organic farm in the heart of urban Pasadena, California. While “living off the grid”, they harvest over 6,000 pounds of produce on less than a quarter of an acre, make their own bio diesel, power their computers with the help of solar panels, and maintain a website that gets 4,000 hits a day. The film is an intimate human portrait of what it’s like to live like “Little House on the Prairie” in the 21st Century. – Excerpt from the film’s website.
Visit the film’s website to learn more.
Discussion with Novella Carpenter
I’ve been cultivating the city for over ten years now, and my neighbors still think I’m crazy. It all started with a few chickens, then some bees, until I had a full-blown farm near downtown Oakland. – Excerpt from Novella’s log at www.novellacarpenter.com. Farm City is her account of her experiences. She will have copies of the book available for sale at the event!
Seed and Plant Exchange
Simply bring your extra seeds and plants, and some envelopes or containers to hopefully take home others in exchange. Best to label all items properly to prevent surprise crops (but would that be so bad anyway?).