The Urban Homestead project sprouted in 1985 and is located in the middle of Pasadena, California. It is a successful, real-life working model for sustainable agriculture and living in an urban area.From this bountiful one-tenth of an acre city lot, the Dervaes Family grows and sells seasonal vegetables, herbs, fruits and edible flowers thru their Farm Box Program.
Online since 2001, the Dervaes Family pioneered the modern homesteading movement, inspiring millions worldwide to take small steps towards a more sustainable life no matter where they lived
Growing the Future
In 2006 the late Jules Dervaes Jr (1947-2016) founded the Dervaes Institute to further promote “creation care” through simple living and sustainability.
In 2017 the Dervaes Institute is growing forward by transforming homes into homesteads through its education and outreach programs. Dervaes Institute’s mission is to “re envision a new (yet old) lifestyle with the home as building block central to all aspects of life—work and leisure, food and energy.”
With your donations to the Dervaes Institute, the Urban Homestead’s Sustainable Resource Programs provides education and homesteading through its website, workshops and classes for all ages and opportunities for internships and volunteers .
Through its outreach efforts, the Institute hopes to sow hope and restore the relationships of families and community to achieve wellness, wholeness and worthiness.
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Your online donation is to the Dervaes Institute and is tax-deductible.
Dervaes Institute, established August 18, 2006, is an earth-care ministry and a California Corporation Sole under California Corporations Code Section 10000-10015 and is tax exempt under IRS Code § 508(c)(1)(A).