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The Urban Homestead is a family operated and highly productive city farm. Through sustainable lifestyle choices, the Urban Homestead has become a successful, real-life working model for sustainable agriculture and self-reliant living in a metropolis. The Urban Homestead project has been featured in multiple news medias, both nationally and internationally. The Urban Homestead Radio show will consist of: the Dervaes family history, homestead happenings, homestead tips and tricks, musical guests, and so much more.
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In this episode Anais chats with one of the Urban Homestead's farm intern, Dan Whitmore.  Dan shares how lending a helping hand on the homestead has had a deep impacted on his quest to grow food and in his personal life as well.  He shares how working a few hours tending the garden has not provided him with fresh produce but something more vital during this pandemic: nourishment for his soul and hope for the future.   Credits:   Producer:  Anais Dervaes Audio Engineer: Tori Silva   Sponsors: Lehmans - Live simply with the Lehman's hardware online store. Would your company like to become a sponsor? Email us at info@urbanhomestead.org Follow our Homestead Happenings: Website: www.urbanhomestead.org Social Media www.Facebook.com/urbanhomestead www.Instagram.com/theurbanhomestead www.Youtube.com/urbanhomestead  
In this episode, the host Anais, switches places!  Anais share's how her life and the homestead's are evolving thru these uncertain times.  She shares some of the nitty gritty details that go into running a homestead in the city and tips on how one can transform their own home into a homestead and much more!   Credits:   Producer:  Anais Dervaes     Audio Engineer: Tori Silva   Sponsors: Lehmans - Live simply with the Lehman's hardware online store. Would your company like to become a sponsor? Email us at info@urbanhomestead.org Follow our Homestead Happenings: Website: www.urbanhomestead.org Social Media www.Facebook.com/urbanhomestead www.Instagram.com/theurbanhomestead www.Youtube.com/urbanhomestead  
In this episode Anais chats with the new volunteer, Tori, about the impact interning at the Urban Homestead has had on her life.  She also shares insights about farming and it's relationship to gen z/millennial generation and her hopes for the future. Credits:   Producer:  Anais Dervaes     Audio Engineer: Tori Silva   Sponsors: Lehmans - Live simply with the Lehman's hardware online store. Would your company like to become a sponsor? Email us at info@urbanhomestead.org Follow our Homestead Happenings: Website: www.urbanhomestead.org Social Media www.Facebook.com/urbanhomestead www.Instagram.com/theurbanhomestead www.Youtube.com/urbanhomestead  
In this episode Anais chats with herbalist, Christina Chan on how one can take proactive steps to boost mental and emotional health during times of crisis. 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   Sponsors: Lehmans - Live simply with the Lehman's hardware online store. Would your company like to become a sponsor? Email us at info@urbanhomestead.org Follow our Homestead Happenings: Website: www.urbanhomestead.org Social Media www.Facebook.com/urbanhomestead www.Instagram.com/theurbanhomestead www.Youtube.com/urbanhomestead  
“Music is the language of the spirit. It opens the secret of life bringing peace, abolishing strife.”― Kahlil Gibran In this episode Anais chats with newly transplanted roots singer Mara Kaye. She and her partner, guitarist, Tim McNalley share musical memories and tunes from the soul. "MARA KAYE IS THAT RARE CROSS-SPECIES PHENOMENON, A BLUES AMPHIBIAN. WHEN OTHERS ‘SING THE BLUES’ AS IF OFFERING AN UNUSUAL SMALL PLATE AT THE TAPAS BAR, MARA HAS SO IMMERSED HERSELF IN THE IDIOM THAT SHE GOES DOWN TO THE BOTTOM AND DOESN’T NEED AIR UNTIL THE SHOW IS OVER.  SHE’S A MODERNIST RATHER THAN A MUSEUM PIECE: HER CREATIONS CAN BE DARKLY MOURNFUL, SAVAGELY VENGEFUL, OR GLEEFULLY EROTIC, BUT THEY ARE ALWAYS LEAVENED WITH BROOKLYN SPICE"  https://www.marakaye.com/ Tim McNalley is a multi-instrumentalist, composer, and songwriter from Southern California. While most commonly seen on the upright and electric bass, he also performs, records and tours on guitar, cello, mandolin and sitar- a breadth that has allowed him the opportunity to collaborate with artists such as Ariana Grande, Lianne La Havas, Changuito, Steve Grand, Miguel Atwood-Ferguson, Lianne La Havas, lostboycrow, Juanita Stein, Aashish Khan, Earl Thomas, Jim Kweskin, Burt Turetzky, and more.   In film, McNalley co-wrote, produced, and performed on soundtracks for Sex, Drugs, and Bicycles (2019), Influent (2017) and Zula the Infinite (2016)   McNalley graduated Summa Cum Laude from UC San Diego with a BA in Music and an emphasis in Jazz and the African Diaspora. McNalley has also had the blessing of studying with several notable musicians, including Hindustani music with virtuoso Kartik Seshadri, upright bass with Mark Dresser, as well as composition with Anthony Davis and Grammy winning producer Kamau Kenyatta FOLLOW Mara & Tim Facebook https://www.facebook.com/mara.kaye.9 ttps://www.facebook.com/tim.mcnalley.5 Instagram @marakaye @timmcnalley   JOIN Mara & Tim for their weekly livestream concert, “Sauce & Snack Saturday Special” Every Saturday @ 6pm THANK YOU to our Sponsor Lehmans Live simply with the Lehman's hardware online store stock up on non-electric tools & homesteading supplies since 1955. Would your company like a sponsorship spot? Contact us at info@urbanhomestead.org
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 Facebook @UrbanHomestead Instagram @theurbanhomestead
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
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.
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.
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    
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.   instagram.com/kellytathamtwitter.com/kellytathamfacebook.com/kellytathammedium.com/@kellytatham
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.
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.
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.   SPONSORED BY  
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 @https://www.altapasagreencircle.org
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  https://www.facebook.com/CommunityCrescentFarm
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.   Visit Rebecca's website for upcoming workshops & events flatfootandfancyfree.com   SPONSORED BY  
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.     Learn how you can help save the bees and ADOPT A BEEHIVE @ http://urbanhomestead.org/adopt-a-beehive-program/   SPONSORED BY  
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.   SPONSORED BY  
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. SPONSORED BY  
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