Pasadena Paradise: An Organic, Urban Vegetable Garden

A Southern California family adapts their back-to-the-land philosophy to an urban garden with astonishingly productive results.

Multi-story gardening allows the Dervaeses to grow at least four different crops in a one-square-foot area. Twining plants can grow on arbors, while lightweight plants grow in hanging baskets. On the ground, the family grows stronger, taller plants, such as broccoli, above smaller, lower-growing plants, such as endive.