• Urban Homestead Radio: Interview with Gabriel Ruiz of Apple Tree Lane Farm

    In this episode, the Dervaes Family fellow local farmer, Gabriel Ruiz, from Apple Tree Lane Farms in Cherry Valley, CA. Hear about how he got started and overcame all the challenges of starting a thriving farm from scratch, and how he works with the Urban Homestead to help supply the

  • Urban Homestead Radio: Questions, Tips, and More!

    In this episode, the Dervaes Family starts answering questions from fellow gardeners from around the world, sharing how their garden is blossoming this year, giving tips on raising animals, lots of tips for homesteading, talking about the children they teach, explaining the importance of good storage, and so much more. 

  • Urban Homestead Radio: Homestead Updates and Growing Up Vegetarian

    In this episode, the Dervaes Family shares the challenges of growing up vegetarian before it was cool, summer crop rotations, food allergies, and much more!   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 YOU to our podcast patrons

  • Urban Homestead Radio: Interview Adaline Bettcher of Real Food Daily

    In this episode, the Dervaes Family interview Adaline Bettcher of Real Food Daily. Ms. Bettcher recently purchased the iconic vegan restaurant chain and has begun adding her own flair to the legacy of gourmet cuisine for health conscious individuals. Learn more about the vegan movement in the world and the

  • Light Another Candle

    “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

  • Urban Homestead Radio: Mark McAfee Interview

      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 Southern United States. The McAfee’s speak

  • 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 to

  • Urban Homestead Radio: Chef Onil Chibas Interview

    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.  Hear how Chef Onil often bases his

  • Urban Homestead Radio: 2016 A Year of Tragedy

    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 and to help heal and move forward. 

  • Urban Homestead Radio: Funny Chicken Stories Part 2

    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 catch the secrets of homesteading that Anais, Justin,