Monday, September 28, 2009

"Homegrown" movie follows urban farming family

The movie "Homegrown" follows a family that runs an organic farm in the heart of urban Pasadena, California on just 1/5 of an acre. While living off the grid, they harvest over 6,000 pounds of produce, make their own bio diesel, power their computers with the help of solar panels, and maintain a website that gets 4,000 hits a day. 

Screenings of the 50 minute documentary film will be shown in Syracuse this weekend: Saturday October 3rd, screenings at 10:30 am and 12:30 pm, at the Westcott Community Center, corner of Euclid Ave. and Westcott St., Syracuse, NY.

The hosts will hold a short open meeting panel discussion at the conclusion of each screening to discuss reactions to the film, Permaculture/homesteading in Syracuse and surrounding areas, and activities from affinity groups in the area.

The screenings are part of the Westcott Bulb Giveaway/Garden Extravaganza. All from CNY are welcome to see the film and support festival filled with crafters, gardeners, landscapers, children's pumpkin sale by Syracuse Real Food Coop, food, entertainment, presentations and more. and learn how you can start your own neighborhood bulb project. 


  1. I've read about this family in a magazine, but didn't know there was a movie. Thanks for sharing.

  2. You're welcome. There's also a really interesting website maintained by the family:

    It has an amazing amount of detail on it, including lots of statistics about how much they grow, etc. Of course, they live in sunny Southern California!