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Urban Farming

Jules Dervaes surveys his winter garden in the backyard of his Pasadena home. He and his three kids make a living harvesting 3 tons of organic produce a year from 1/10th of a jam-packed acre. (Al Seib / LAT)
Justin Dervaes (right) secures a smoothie being blended as his sister Jordanne Dervaes peddles in the backyard. (Al Seib / LAT)
The Dervaes family farm, on an ordinary city lot, yields 6,000 pounds of fruits and vegetables. They produce half their own food in addition to the produce they sell. (Al Seib / LAT)
Jordanne Dervaes with two of her goats. (Al Seib / LAT)