“So we figure we’re preparing ourselves to live simply. If you look around, you’ll see riches here but it’s in the form of tomatoes and peppers and animals. So we’re going backwards, and I say a step backwards is progress.” JULES DERVAES

Date: December 12, 2010
Time: 11 AM – 4 PM
Location: Palm Springs High School Auditorium, Palm Springs CA
Address: Palm Springs High School 2401 E. Baristo Rd. Palm Springs, CA 92262
Cost: Free film screening and free power point presentation  /  Catered dinner is $35 per person

Simple Living for Urban Dwellers & Dinner with the Dervaes family

Film Screening 11:00  (FREE)

Jules Dervaes and his family will be on hand for the screening of their award winning homemade short film titled “HOMEGROWN REVOLUTION” which tells the story of their pioneering 25 year pioneering journey to turn their ordinary home into an extraordinary urban homestead

Immediately following the screening is an (FREE) Urban Homesteading Presentation 11:30 – 2:30

Jules Dervaes will lead a presentation  how they have transformed their ordinary urban lot in Pasadena into an urban homestead & highly productive micro farm that supplies them with food year-round.

2:00 – 4:00 (Note Dinner has been changed) to Light refreshments (Donations highly suggested), roaming musicians, etc., in garden.

For more information about this event click here

On a webby note.  Jordanne updated the URBAN HOMESTEAD AT A GLANCE page.   Check it out!


  1. Joy Giles says:

    Wish Austin, Texas was not so far away. Your events sound right up my ally.

    • Anais says:

      @Joy Giles: Have power point will travel! Just need to cover expenses.

  2. Monica says:

    That sounds like so much fun. I really want to see that movie! I won’t be able to make it, but I hope you follow up with lots of photos. ;0)

    Have fun, even if it’s without me. lol
    Monica ;0)

  3. Matt J says:

    I wish you could come out to Salt Lake City sometime. Any tips on growing on a small lot with a small growing season?

    • Anais says:

      @Matt J: We do travel to give presentations… all we need is to cover our travel expenses (etc) and a place to stay. Jordanne will be sending a link on shortly.

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