6000 pounds of food on 1/10th acre

Urban agriculture is at the centre of the new story of food, and in the coming months we will feature many short films of how it is being practised around Australia and around the world. This 10-minute investigation from 2012 tells the story of the Dervaes family who, on their Urban Homestead in downtown Los Angeles, have managed to achieve some truly impressive yields: “over 6,000 pounds of food per year, on 1/10 acre located just 15 minutes from downtown Los Angeles. The Dervaes family grows over 400 species of plants, 4,300 pounds of vegetable food, 900 chicken and 1,000 duck eggs, 25 lbs of honey, plus seasonal fruits throughout the year”.