• Giving Thanks

    It’s a season for giving thanks and our family would like to thank a few folks who have stepped in to help with podcast, farm boxes, homestead chores and future plans:   Tom & Martha,  Renee,  Megan, Owners and Staff of REST Farmhouse in Montrose,  Christina, Aaron, Barry, and Lynda. 

  • Urban Homestead Radio: Interview with Christina Avaness

    In this episode, the Dervaes Family interview a long time friend, Christina Avaness, author of Living Beyond Organic Reiki Master, and co-owner of Food Alchemy Inc..  Learn more about how to live healthy, Food Alchemy’s Papua coffee that is sourced from Papua New Guinea and is Fair Trade certified, and some of the other amazing

  • 100K Downloads – Wow!

    We are pretty excited that the podcast has reached a milestone of over 100,000 downloads in less than 5 months.    Since launching in mid June for Father’s Day, we’ve recorded and uploaded over 40 episodes, including audios of workshops we have hosted this year.   For years, we had been talking

  • Urban Homestead Radio: Interview with Kristina Evans

    In this episode, the Dervaes Family interview a long time friend, Kristina Evans, who is the co-founder of Rest Farmhouse Inspired in Montrose, California. The Dervaes and Kristina share stories of how they met, how their friendship has grown over the years and their shared love for good food. Rest

  • Urban Homestead Podcast Radio: Homestead Updates

    In this episode, the Dervaes Family discuss recent updates at the Urban Homestead which includes recapping having volunteers assist for an afternoon with end of the season turning over garden beds, how their adopted chickens are doing, recapping when Zooey Deschanel came to interview them for an upcoming project with

  • Happy Fall Y’all

     Initially, after a week of triple digits temps, it finally feels like fall has arrived,  bringing not only cooler temps but rain.  The garden’s growing thru a major planting transition  – out come the last of the raggedy cucumbers, peppers,  and tomatoes and in go greens, onions, broccoli  and snow

  • Urban Homestead Radio Podcast: Interview with Chris Kerston

    In this episode, the Dervaes Family interview a long time friend, Chris Kerston, who works for the Savory Institute. With a longstanding passion for regenerative agricultural and better food distribution systems, Chris has dedicated his life to helping connect ranchers with consumers in ways that create synergistic value for both

  • Urban Homestead Radio Podcast: Edible Flowers

      In this episode, the Dervaes Family discuss how and why they started cultivating edible flowers and the different ways anyone can grow, eat, and sell them. You’d be surprised at how many flowers are edible and the different flavors that each one has. Start listening to find out more.

  • Urban Homestead Radio: Interview with Leigh Adams

     In this episode, the Dervaes Family interview horticulturalists and sustainability advocate Leigh Adams who works with the L.A. Arboretum and with a variety of schools and programs.   We’d love to hear your feedback. Please leave ratings/reviews and comment what you think and what you’d like us to share.  THANK

  • The Farm Project

      The Urban Homestead will be featured in an upcoming episode with Zooey Deschanel and The Farm Project. #knowitorgrowit Can you spot Justin in the promo clip?