Organic Farming

Encinitas Community Garden
hosting Farm-to-Table fundraiser dinner

“On a two-acre plot of land owned by the Encinitas Union School District, the Encinitas Community Garden offers 120 garden plots for residents to lease on a yearly basis ($90 per year for a smaller plot and $180 per year for a larger plot)…

Since gardeners are not allowed to use synthetic fertilizers, pesticides, or herbicides, everything in the garden is completely organic and safe to eat straight from the ground, vine or bush. A composting program allows gardeners to recycle their organic waste and turn it into nutrient-rich compost.”

Kaila Mellos

The Coast News

The Biggest Little Farm
This award-winning film is an epic odyssey to farm within a reawakening ecosystem. Breathtaking cinematography documents how an unhealthy environment is transformed into an organic ecosystem with thriving bees, birds, hummers, natural rodent and insect control, and land that captures water when it rains. Video rental available at Amazon.
Apricot Lane Farms

Regenerative Agriculture
The Corbett Report

The Future of Food

Bee Leaf USA
Bee Relocation Services
Consultation     |    Backyard & Corporate Beekeeping
‪(619) 964-2454
226 Washington St., Vista

Honey Bees – the rest of the story!
The Vista Press

2012 Video
Urban Agroecoloy
6,000 lbs of food on 1/10th acre
Urban Homestead – Urban Permaculture

“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.

From 1/10th of an acre, four people manage to get over 90% of their daily food and the family reports earnings of $20,000 per year (AFTER they eat from what is produced).

This is done without the use of the expensive & destructive synthetic chemicals associated with industrial mono-cropping, while simultaneously improving the fertility and overall condition of the land being used to grow this food on. Scaled up to an acre, that would equal $200,000 per year!

To follow the Dervaes and their Urban Homesteading activites, you can find them at


Thriving Off Grid in the Desert without a Well
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