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Location:  Mission Viejo, CA

Day Job:  Like a Boss

The Digs:  Backyard, Containers, Front yard

Why I'm Getting Dirty:  Mostly, I enjoy learning new things. I'm following a path of self-sufficiency which parallels, and occasionally intersects, the path of sustainability. I believe that every additional plant makes the world a better place, and even the smallest of effort to make things better will be amplified as time goes on. I challenge myself and those around me to make this interesting to the younger generation…peel them away from the xbox’s and tiny glowing screens long enough to appreciate the Earth and how they can leave a legacy simply by planting a seed. Nurturing life is a priority for me. Emotionally, physically, spiritually…less of a hippie bend as my lifestyle doesn’t really permit it…inherently pragmatic yet endlessly optimistic. Love will prevail.

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  • Posted by: Kris Mo on January 14th, 2011 at 02:24 pm

    Hi Ed. That IS funny... small world. The Dervaes family is incredible, and it seems the more I delve into this little world, the more people I come across who are doing incredible things. Truly inspirational! Thanks for the message! It's nice to 'meet' you too. Cheers!

  • Posted by: Stonedigger on January 13th, 2011 at 06:50 pm

    Congrats on Farmer of the Day. Raised bed reconstruction is something I'm going to be doing. I have done them but unfortunately I did them incorrect buy building the too high. I need them higher than normal.

  • Posted by: Kris Mo on January 13th, 2011 at 09:49 am

    You have some excellent reasons for getting dirty. Keep inspiring those around you, and the world will indeed be a better place for it!

    Congrats on your 'Farmer of the Day' status!

  • Posted by: lissakevin on January 13th, 2011 at 06:23 am

    congrats on farmer of the day! i love all the reasons you're 'getting dirty!'

  • Posted by: Nebraska Dave on January 13th, 2011 at 06:04 am

    Congrats on being farmer of the day.

    Self sufficiency and sustainablity are two wonderful things to reach for in life.

    Have a geat inherently pragmatic yet endlessly optimistic day.

  • Posted by: Groundbreaker on January 13th, 2011 at 05:13 am

    Great goals! Congrats on Farmer of the Day!

  • Posted by: Nebraska Dave on January 11th, 2011 at 07:58 am

    I too have containers on the front patio and raised garden beds in the backyard.

    Have a great like boss a day.

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