• BACK IN THE DAYS

    I know I have been remiss in my news duties here on the journal. Articles that have caught my/our attention focusing on…


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  • PIONEERING A SUSTAINBLE LIFE

    Urban home, tranformed to urban homestead (note: no aritificial photo manipulation) Urban Homestead The seeds of living off the land and homesteading for Jules Dervaes started back in the…


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  • ON THE HOMEFRONT

    New digs Organized Chaos Every year at this time chaos erupts here on the urban homestead as a new year winds down and another looms over the horizon. A…


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  • PTF IN THE SPOTLIGHT

    Summer garden, one stop shop. Sayonara, Supermarkets {Real Talk LA} Southern California sprawl can hide a lot of surprises. One of them is called Path to Freedom, and it’s…


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  • Purpose of animals on the homestead

    Q. What is the purpose of the goats, the turtle, the ducks, and Quinn (its a bird you have I just don’t know what it is called)? I saw…


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  • Internship

    My name is Ricardo I am studying Agroecology engineering in Chapingo University in Mexico. As I was doing a research on alternative building I found your incredible website, which really…


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  • Container gardening soil

    Q. Would you please describe the planting medium you use for container vines and vegetables? A. For our soil medium, we use our own soil/compost from the chicken coop area….


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  • Benefits of homestead animals

    Q. What is the purpose of the goats, the turtle, the ducks, and Quinn (its a bird you have I just don’t know what it is called)? I saw…


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  • Codes and zoning

    Q. Thanks for doing what you do. I’m curious though, what is the zoning for your house? Do you have to have any special permits to do what you…


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  • TIDBITS

    Summer Shower! Early Monday morning we were awaken by pitter patter on the roof. Could it be? Rain?   A little summer shower to break the heat and humidity was short…


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