Washington D.C. Premiere
Shown as part of the Food & Agriculture Film Series
HOMEGROWN (USA, 2009, 52 min.)
Washington, D.C. Premiere Spotlighting a 21st century organic family farm operating off the grid in the heart of urban Pasadena, California, this film documents the activities of the Dervaes family. These eco-pioneers harvest 6,000 pounds of produce on less than a quarter of an acre, make their own biodiesel, power their computers with the help of solar panels, handle their own waste water and maintain a Web site that gets 4,000 hits a day. In addition to growing much of their own food, they raise a menagerie of chickens, ducks and goats. Ultimately a family story, the film is an intimate human portrait of what it’s like to live according to your environmental ideals. Directed by Robert McFalls.