• 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

  • Urban Homestead Radio is LIVE!

    “The Urban Homestead Radio™ Podcast is now LIVE on all listening platforms! Stream/Download the first 5 episodes NOW! Prior to the passing of Jules Dervaes, Jr. in December 2016, the Dervaes family had discussed the idea of starting their own podcast.  Today, they’re excited to make that a reality.  

  • Urban Homestead Radio: Lil’ Mo and the Dynaflos!

    In this episoe, the Urban Homestead have a very special guest and dear friend on the show: Lil’ Mo and the Dynaflos!  Learn more about Mo and Mike from Lil’ Mo’s Unholy Four and Lil’ Mo and the Dynaflos!  Both bands are international rock-a-billy phenomenons with huge fan bases around

  • Urban Homestead Radio: History and Facts Part 1

    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 1

  • Urban Homestead Radio: Funny Chicken Stories Part 1

    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,