May 22, 2020
In this episode Anais chats with head farmer, Justin Dervaes about what's been 'Growing On' and the challenges of growing food during the COVID crisis. Interested in growing your own food? Justin offers a few tips on starting your own 'Freedom Garden.'
About Urban Homestead
Sprouting on a 1/10th acre plot in 1985, this homestead project pioneered the modern urban homesteading movement.
The Urban Homestead in Pasadena CA seeded a homegrown revolution and inspired millions worldwide through our website, award winning short film, podcast and outreach programs.
About Justin Dervaes
Justin manages and operates a successful small scale family farm and a multi farm and artisan box program, serving the customers with his down to earth “know-how” style and ever-ready smile.
When he’s not trying to grow every heirloom tomato that exists on this planet, he enjoys beekeeping, and working alongside the interns where he’s able to share his witty wisdom and passion for growing food.
Carrying on the family’s work and mission Follow him and his family's farming efforts at www.UrbanHomestead.org
May 17, 2020
In this episode, Anais chats with herbalist Christina Chan about the importance of Boosting Immunity with herbs that can be found in the kitchen, growing wild or in the garden.
Christina Chan has completed her First Year Apprenticeship at the Gaia School of Herbal Education in Malibu, CA. She is a holistic healer specializing in herbs, massage, essential oils, and other natural healing modalities. Christina enjoys sharing her passion for the natural world with her community.
Follow her on Instagram @randomhappychris
April 17, 2020
In this episode, Anais, Justin and Jordanne continue to share what homestead life is like during the Corona quarantine They also talk about how they are encouraged seeing more folks wanting to grow their own food and re-skill during these challenging times.
April 3, 2020
In this episode, Anais, Justin and Jordanne share what it's like at their homestead in Pasadena during the mandatory Safer at Home' order. They share how the Corona Crisis changed their lives and how they are serving the community during these difficult times.
February 11, 2020
In this episode, Anais chats with a fellow Los Angeles farm couple, Eric Tomassini and Ali Greer of Ave 33 Farms. Eric & Ali share the story of how they are transforming a hillside into a productive farm. In addition, they discuss the challenges of starting a farm and selling their produce.
Learn more @ https://www.ave33farm.com/ or follow them on Instagram @ave33farm
February 3, 2020
In this episode, Anais chats with writer and activist Kelly Tatham about post industrial concept of "love" and what's it got to do with climate change. Kelly discusses the modern concept of love and how it defines our consumer driven culture.
Kelly Tatham is a filmmaker, photographer, writer, poet, and multi-dimensional collage artist. She believes that insecurity is the root of all evil, and therefore radical honesty and painful vulnerability will save the world. If everyone loved themselves properly—by no longer seeking external validation—then the world would be a safe, happy place. Kelly lives home-free and is currently traveling across North American speaking about Climate Change in the Multiverse and starting philosophy clubs.
January 23, 2020
In this episode, we get a state of the garden report from Justin. He talks about the 2019 growing season and how he manages healthy soil.
November 20, 2019
In this episode, we chat with Occidental College student Ivy who is part of the colleges' new internship program that places students to help volunteer at local non profits.
September 11, 2019
In this episode, we chat with one of the volunteers and farm box customer, Brady Walker. He shares what it's like to help out around the Urban Homestead enjoying the fruits of his labor by also supporting our farm box program.
August 25, 2019
AltaPasa Green Circle grew out of one woman’s passion for inspiring others to start a zero-waste journey.
As a Transition Pasadena core member, Michiko Lynch recognized that change starts at the community level. She started a zero-waste educational outreach table at the Altadena Farmers Market in 2016.
Since then, this grassroots effort has evolved into a collaborative venture that promotes an eco-conscious philosophy and builds community support for zero-waste practices.
Learn more @
July 29, 2019
The lovely Leigh Adams joins us again for another amazing conversation about regenerating our groundwater through hugelkultur and bioswales.
Visit her latest natural creation, The Crescent Farm at the LA Arboretum
July 2, 2019
Buckdance and autoharp maven, Rebecca Stout shares with us some of her favorite tunes and how music & dance has influence her life.
Listen to the VERY end for a little musical treat featuring Anais and Rebecca on their autoharps.
June 12, 2019
In this episode, we get the buzz on Justin's beekeeping operations. He talks about the challenges of keeping bees in the city and country.
June 1, 2019
In this episode, we chat with one of the volunteers, Sanjay Gupta. He shares what it's like to help out around the Urban Homestead.
May 10, 2019
In this episode, we chat with one of the volunteers, Betsy Storm. She shares what it's like to help out around the Urban Homestead.
May 1, 2019
In this episode, we chat with head farmer & homesteader, Justin Dervaes, about what's growing on in the garden.
April 25, 2019
After a brief hiatus, Anais and Jordanne say howdy, tell you our news and announce our sponsorship renewal with Lehmans (https://www.lehmans.com). Thanks Lehmans!
December 27, 2018
In this episode the Dervaes family talks about all the latest garden and homestead happenings and their To Do list for 2019
(Sorry for random sound issues - working on improving our system)
November 28, 2018
In this episode, the family talks about the devastating fires that affected friends, farms and many families throughout California. Jordanne reviews the latest outreach efforts in the community. Anais shares how to make easy veggie stock from her Nourishing Soups Workshops. They also dabble in discussing what new projects they have planned in 2019
October 26, 2018
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.