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Food Network’s Private Chefs of Beverly Hills films at the Dervaes’ urban homestead

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homesteadBlending the tromboncino squash on the bike blender.

It Ain’t Easy Being Green

By Anais
May 4, 2010
From Path to Freedom

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A few months back, we got a call out of the blue from the Food Network – they wanted to drop off two chefs on the urban homestead to make a meal from what was growing out in our “back forty (feet)” and prepare the vittles (no possums were harmed) without all the modern new fangled gizmos and gadgets. Instead harvesting what they needed and using the limited and home canned ingredients we had in the kitchen and preparing and cooking using little or no appliances, hybrid solar oven, bike blender and more.

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Urban Agriculture In A Concrete Jungle

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pedalVolunteers and caretakers get to harvest the fruits of the labor at PPC’s Lomita garden-share.

An essay on local Los Angeles agencies and their dependency on food donations

May 6, 2010
Pedal Patch Community (PPC) is a community supported, social enterprise that advocate for innovative, community-based solutions to hunger and poverty in the LA region.

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In a world where there are more overweight human beings than there are malnourished, it is easy to recognize that a lack of food is hardly the real issue; it is a more balanced redistribution that is needed. Americans are in the eye of a recession; very few remain unscathed. Urban Agriculturalist and gardening extraordinaire Jason Boarde has witnessed first hand how getting the food from the, “farm to the plate to the charity is more than twice as expensive as farm to plate.”

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