• Urban Homestead Radio: History and Facts Part 2

    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, and much more. This is part 2

  • Urban Homestead Radio (Special): Jules Dervaes Memorial

    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 his family had on the world. Many

  • Urban Homestead Radio: Gene Baur of Farm Sanctuary

    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 is the Best-Selling author of “Farm Sanctuary:

  • Urban Homestead Radio: Updates and Film Crews

    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 you think and what you’d like us

  • Urban Homestead Radio: France 5 Filming

    In this episode, the Dervaes Family share their experience with their most recent visiting film documentary crew from France 5.  France 5 is the equivalent to the United States PBS broadcasting and has an audience that spans France and Belgium.  Along with that amazing encounter, Anais, Justin, and Jordanne share more

  • Father’s Day & Upcoming Four New Episodes

    “I measure short-term success by how much I have improved at what I am doing to make my world a better place. However,  I see long-term success as being measured by what others have accomplished because of what I have done.” —Jules Dervaes Last week, five of the twenty prerecorded

  • Making Soil Blocks

    With the right amount of soil (special recipe) and water, Justin is able to make a whole sheet of soil blocks pretty quickly. The device shapes the soil into cubed blocks which also adds a hole for the seeds. After many flats are made, Justin adds the seeds and then

  • Using Ollas in Pots

    Justin shows you how to use the Olla (Oy-ya) Pots (unglazed clay pots) to help water your plants in tubs or raised garden beds. They’re a great way to irrigate and were an ancient watering technique that delivers water directly to the roots. The use of buried earthen jars for

  • Shout Out

    Thanks for supporting our ThunderClap. We’ve got almost 20 episodes pre-recorded and just launched today, June 13, 2017, with 5 full episodes including an interview and performance with internationally famous Lil’ Mo and the Dynaflos. Listen on your computer, tablet, or smartphone all over the world. Access our podcast on

  • Five Are Live

    We’re growing forward!  Today is an exciting day!  Five podcasts are now “live” and ready for your listening pleasure.     Tune In and Listen  In the first episode, we started off rather nervously when the mic went “hot.” Actually, it was a rather awkward moment electronically  captured and left