February 2, 2015


Posted by Anais Dervaes

Hello World

We apologize for our long blogging  absence.  I know y'all are probably wondering "where the heck did they go?"  And that's a very good question!   Given that our site is nearly 15 years old and MASSIVE, the server was about near worn out.   It all started about about two years ago when the server started showing signs of slowing down and also experiencing data corruptions which left it susceptible to occurring viruses, rss feed failure,  etc, etc.

For the last year, Jordanne (& with the help of our cousin) has been moving the entire data base and hundreds of thousands of emails from the old server and onto a new one.   Of course, being such a large DIY undertaking, this sort of job was continuously interrupted by life and homestead happenings.  So while they were moving the database, I wasn't able to login to the blog.

Good news the move is complete and now they are at tirelessly at work on the second part of operation - rebuilding and redesigning a whole new website.   And we definitely need a new website to put all the new programs and services we now offer to the community.

Now if you have been following us on Facebook, Instagram you have seen what we've been up to in 2014 - too many to list!

It's good to be back and we look forward to sharing 2015 with you.

1985-2015 Celebrating 30 Years of Homesteading in the City

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September 28, 2014

WESTON A PRICE: Preserving a Homegrown Way of Life

Posted by Anais Dervaes

This month, we (Weston A Price Pasadena Chapter) had the distinct pleasure of welcoming Anais and Jordanne Dervaes of the Urban Homestead, a family-operated city micro farm and sustainable living resource center. The Dervaes sisters generously spent their evening enlightening us on the growing urban homesteading movement and providing a glimpse into their lifelong journey toward self-sufficiency.

“People think food magically appears on the table,” remarked Anais during the presentation. A big part of a sustainable lifestyle is being a conscientious consumer. Do you know your farmer personally? The sisters encouraged us to celebrate the seasons and appreciate what it takes to grow food and get it to the table, especially in light of the current drought.

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