Urban Homesteading and Urban Farming are relatively new terms to many folks in the North East. However the shear age of the above video, gives a bit of insight to how old the practice really is. In actuality, Urban Homesteading is simply our human attempt to regain that natural/ancient freedom we once had. The same freedom we purposely trade in order to consume mass produced GMO products.
The Dervaes family (in the video) 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. ALL ORGANIC. These figures are from 6 years ago! Since then the family has following through with their promise of growth, and have curated an entire commune of like minded individuals.
My only hope is that this trend is given the space to continue to grow and spread, as it is no secret that recent legislation seems to be fighting to prevent this very type of awakening. Google local communes in your area if your interested!