April 2, 2015


Posted by Anais Dervaes

"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

Want to start living more sustainably, but you are stuck in the city?  Takepart.com talks with yours truly.

{Please note: there is a misquote in the article.  Just to clarify, we are vegetarian and don't sell or supply chicken or duck meat - only chicken and duck EGGS!}

The Urbanite’s Guide to Living—and Cooking—Like You’re off the Grid
You don’t have to own a farm to experience a bit of ‘Little House on the Prairie.’

Eli Manning could throw a football from the intersection of the 134 and 210 freeways to the front porch farmstand at The Urban Homestead. It’s a sliver of Southern California land with a Craftsman-style house that the Dervaes family has been running as a self-sustaining micro-farm since 1985



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March 30, 2015


Posted by Anais Dervaes

We all need a break from time to time and Spring time is the time!  Our family will be taking time off from hosting events to catch up on spring planting, homestead chores and also to observe the Holy Passover season.

The Front Porch Farmstand & FARM BOX program will remain OPEN and OPERATIONAL.

Events & Workshops will resume mid April and here's what we are lining up so far.

Thursday, April 16  Raising Backyard Chickens & Ducks 7pm
Saturday, April 18 Ballads O'er Bullets 7pm
Wednesday, April 22 Making Kefir 7pm
Sunday, April 26 Henna & Herbs for Healthy Hair Care & Color 2-4pm
Thursday, April 30 Beyond the Bouquet: Using Edible Flowers 7pm
stay tuned for more events & workshops

Reserve early and save up to $5. Event details, times, etc.  go to www.urbanhomestead.org/events

Mission: affordable homesteading & skill share classes + workshops + more!

Interested in sharing your skills by giving a class, workshop or lecture here at the homestead?  Or would you like to schedule an event, dinner, film screening, etc?  We have the space and can offer accommodations (for out of town/over night stays)

Contact us at info@urbanhomestead.org



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