• Adopt a Bee Hive Program

    “If the bee disappeared off the face of the earth, man would only have four years left to live.” ― Maurice Maeterlinck, The Life of the Bee We are excited to be offering the adopt a hive program.   If you have been tuning into the podcast or following us on

  • Urban Homestead Radio Podcast: Interview with Gary teRoller (Ep 71)

    The Dervaes family chat with Gary teRoller a plant based health coach and founder of PlantDurance.com.His passion and mission is to help people heal their bodies from the inside out by balancing the emotional and nutritional needs at the same time. We’d love to hear your feedback. Please leave ratings/reviews

  • Our Team

    It’s been almost 2 years since our lives were suddenly changed and in order to continue, we have had to adapt, evolve, and grow! The farm wouldn’t be operational without the hard work of each of us (especially Justin who has had the task of taking over all of the

  • Urban Homestead Radio Podcast: It’s Fall Y’all (Ep 70)

    In this episode: Justin discusses what he’s planting for fall, ordering new queen bees for the hives and measuring how tall the purple goosefoot grew. Jordanne shares the exciting new law that would legalize home cooked meals in the state of California and reads out a question from one of

  • Power of One: Interview with Anais Dervaes

    The Urban Homestead has been around for over 20 years. It grows organic fruits and vegetables for the Dervaes family and for the surrounding community on just a the quarter acre of land in Pasadena, CA. Serving as an educational hub for urban farming and sustainable living, the UH grows

  • Urban Homestead Radio Podcast: Falling into Fall (Ep 69)

    In this episode; Justin talks about what’s growing in the garden, powdering bees with sugar. Jordanne talks about tips to keep your flock healthy in fall. Anais discusses their volunteer and after school farm to table program and shares one of her favorite peach cobbler recipes. The family also talks

  • Urban Homestead Radio Podcast: Nearing the End of Summer

    Summer is nearing an end, Justin talks about what’s growing in the garden and the challenges he’s had to face with one of the hottest July on record. Anais talks about her job transition and shares a simple salad recipe. Jordanne talks about the crazy ant and mosquito invasion that’s

  • Summer Happenings

      Hey Homesteaders! I haven’t been blogging much. Sorry!  We are still here,  growing along with the change of seasons.  We’ve been keeping our followers updated with ‘Homestead Happenings’ on our Urban Homestead Podcast.   This week, we uploaded our 67th episode and have nearly 1/2 million downloads in over 70

  • Urban Homestead Radio Podcast: Loss & Transition

    The family deals with another sudden loss. Anais & Jordanne share the unexpected and sad news of loosing their jobs. Justin talks about what’s growing in the garden and bee hive updates. They also discuss plans for growing the future of the Urban Homestead   We’d love to hear your

  • Urban Homestead Radio Podcast: Mid Summer Updates

    In this episode, Justin talks about the challenges of keeping the yard growing thru the hot summer months, Anais shares an easy Gazpacho (cold soup recipe) Jordanne talks about plans to improve the hen’s compound and coop. The family also shares some insights on a volunteer or internship program that