It's called urban agroecology, and it's changing the way people in urban areas live. The Dervaes family is no stranger to homegrown food, but you'd be surprised at just how important a factor it is in their everyday lives. The Dervaeses live a mere 15 miles from downtown Los Angeles, but you wouldn't guess it after taking a look around their property. 

The family of four live on 1/10 of an acre on a 4,000-square-foot farm neighboring a busy highway in Pasadena. According to the video's YouTube description, the small family farm produces over 6,000 pounds of food per year, which includes fruits, vegetables, and poultry. The fact that the Dervaeses produce such a huge amount of food on just a 4,000-sq-ft farm in a major U.S. city is nothing short of astounding. It looks like farm-to-table dining doesn't have to be exclusive to rural areas. The Dervaeses and their lifestyle of urban homesteading is inspiring city-dwellers everywhere to get their hands a little dirty, and I can't say I blame them. 

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