From Our Family To Yours


Dear Friends, Family, Customers and Fans,

Thank you all for the outpouring of support this past month since the death of our father, Jules Dervaes, Jr. The overwhelming number of comments, cards, calls, texts and emails, as well as donations and gifts of food, time, music, running errands, offering advice and just being there, have been greatly appreciated. The tremendous worldwide response has touched us knowing that our father’s work inspired so many. Even though we may not be able to answer everyone at this time, we want you to know that your condolences and assistance have been a blessing and comfort to our family.

Many of you have asked how you can help us during this transition time. Right now, as you can imagine, we are still in shock and a bit overwhelmed. We are taking things one day at a time, so there is always something needed.

After years of drought, we are grateful for the blessing of winter rains, which has helped out the garden. Spring is just around the corner, obviously a busy season for us on the Homestead. If you would like to help us grow forward and make a donation, please visit our website at

There will be a public celebration of the life of Jules Dervaes later in the year; the date is still to be determined.

Once again, we appreciate all the ways each of you has reached out to our family and to the community.

Anais, Justin & Jordanne


  1. Sonja says:

    A child of the Crockett’s Victory Garden movement, you were my first introduction to urban farming. Your father will be missed by us all.

  2. Abraham lewis says:

    Just a few seconds back got the chance to view homegrown revolution video and it saddens to hear the person behind the revolution is no more . One persons impact reaches miles just to share a thoughtful message that motivates people like me to take those steps. God Bless ! -with love from India

  3. Tanya Anderson says:

    So profoundly sorry to learn of your loss. Jules Dervaes has been and will continue to be a dynamic inspiration to us who care about our health and the well-being of the earth.

  4. Amanda Beliveau says:

    Your father was and is my inspiration to find food security for my family and community. I am a military spouse and I have been following your family for years now. I first saw your father talking in a video online and I have never been the same. I am currently creating a garden for the children at a school age center on base and teaching them all the wonderful things I have learned over the years. I intend to continue to pass down that knowledge. All of what I have learned and continue to learn about sustainability, and food security started with your dad. He was a great leader and teacher and his impact has reached so far.
    My deepest condolences to your family.

    A friend in Texas


  5. Lisa Gorozdos says:

    Your father’s work has been an inspiration to me. I’m sure a part of what he has done will affect the lives of my grandchildren and generations to come as I share my love of gardening with them. Continue the good work!

  6. Trina says:

    I bet he is busy now teaching the angels how to garden! What a lovely man! A great inspiration!

  7. Bob Yeoh says:

    I have just started reading your website articles and impressed with what your dad had been doing. It was an inspiration to me. I am very sad that just as I started to visit your website I also found that he has passed on. May the God bless his soul and you all with what you are doing bringing hope and joy and healthy living to all.

    Bob yeoh
    From Malaysia.

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