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“Progress starts with envisioning a new (yet old)   lifestyle with the home as central to all aspects of life—work and leisure, food and energy. So, real    progress means bringing the economy, beginning with the food economy, home again.” —Jules Dervaes Jr. (1947-2016) Sharing our city homesteading adventures started one hot

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Urban Homestead Radio: Mark McAfee Interview

Welcome to the Urban Homestead Radio podcast! In this episode, the Dervaes Family interview Mark McAfee of Organic Pastures. Mark and his wife, Blaine, are one of the largest and most successful raw milk dairies in the nation with raw, whole milk products being delivered throughout California and across the

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Urban Homestead Radio: Ollas- Clay Pot Irrigation

  In this episode, the Dervaes Family share the magic of “Ollas,” an ancient drip irrigation technique handed down through the millennia! They explain where they came from, how to use them, their own experience with them, and much more! Buy them online – while supplies last!   We’d love

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Urban Homestead Radio: Chef Onil Chibas Interview

Welcome to the Urban Homestead Radio podcast! In this episode, the Dervaes Family interviews Chef Onil Chibas.  Chef Onil has been a 12 year customer of the Urban Homestead, former owner of Elements Restaurant in “Old Pas” Pasadena, CA, and cooks frequently for celebrity clientele in the Los Angeles area.

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Urban Homestead Radio: 2016 A Year of Tragedy

Welcome to the Urban Homestead Radio podcast! In this episode, the Dervaes Family share the challenges and heart wrenching losses of 2016.  So many listeners have inquired about what exactly happened that made 2016 so difficult that the Urban Homestead felt it necessary to record the details here for everyone to hear

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Urban Homestead Radio: Funny Chicken Stories Part 2

Welcome to the premier Urban Homestead Radio podcast! In this episode, the Dervaes Family answer questions from gardeners online, share tons of stories and tips for raising chickens, garden updates, and much more.  This episode has two parts, so be sure to check out both.  Listen carefully to each story to

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Urban Homestead Radio: History and Facts Part 2

Welcome to the Urban Homestead Radio podcast! In this episode, the Dervaes Family share their distinguished heritage of horticulture that extends far back into their family tree, funny stories of growing up on the homestead, the reasons for their continued efforts in promoting their father’s cause of freedom through self-sufficiency,

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Urban Homestead Radio (Special): Jules Dervaes Memorial

Welcome to the Urban Homestead Radio podcast! In this special episode, the Dervaes Family shares the audio from the memorial dedicated to their late father, Jules Dervaes Jr (1947-2016).  You’ll get to hear prominent members of the community and local government share their memories of Jules and the incredible influence he and

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Urban Homestead Radio: Gene Baur of Farm Sanctuary

Welcome to the Urban Homestead Radio podcast! In this episode, the Dervaes Family interviews the co-founder of Farm Sanctuary, Gene Baur. Farm Sanctuary is internationally famous for saving discarded animals from commercial farm piles of dead animals, reviving them, and helping them thrive and grow in a healthy environment. Gene

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Urban Homestead Radio: Updates and Film Crews

Welcome to the Urban Homestead Radio podcast! In this episode, the Dervaes Family shares the continuing adventures of filming for France 5, weather whip-lash, supplying local caterers and restaurants, advising local farmers on chickens, pet frolics and much more!   We’d love to hear your feedback. Please leave ratings/reviews and comment what

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