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Urban Homestead Radio Episode 86: Interview with Eric & Ali of AVE 33 FARM

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


Urban Homestead Radio Episode 85: Interview with Kelly Tatham

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...


Urban Homestead Radio Episode 84: Fall Update with Justin Dervaes

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.


Urban Homestead Radio Episode 83: Interview with Occidental College Intern, Ivy

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.


Urban Homestead Radio Episode 82: Interview with Brady Walker

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


Urban Homestead Radio Episode 81: Interview with AltaPasa Green Circle

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...


Urban Homestead Radio Episode 80: Interview with Leigh Adams

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


Urban Homestead Radio Episode 79: Interview with Rebecca Stout

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


Urban Homestead Radio Episode 78: Urban Beekeeping with Justin Dervaes

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


Urban Homestead Radio Episode 77: "Conversations with Our Homestead Helpers" - Sanjay Gupta

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


Urban Homestead Radio Episode 76: "Conversations with Our Homestead Helpers" - Betsy Storm

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


Urban Homestead Radio Episode 75: "How Does Our Garden Grow?" with Justin Dervaes

In this episode, we chat with head farmer & homesteader, Justin Dervaes, about what's growing on in the garden. SPONSORED BY


Urban Homestead Radio Episode 74: The Podcast is Back!

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! SPONSORED BY


Urban Homestead Radio Episode 73: Seasons Greetings

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)


Urban Homestead Radio Episode 72: California Fires, Homestead Updates

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


Urban Homestead Radio Episode 71: Gary teRoller Plant-based Health Coach Interview

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.


Urban Homestead Radio Episode 70: It's Fall Y'all

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 our listeners. Anais talks about the after school farm to table program, working with volunteers and new cohousing arrangement. She also shares a simple zucchini fritter recipe that makes use of those large...


Urban Homestead Radio Episode 69: Falling into Fall

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 about the recent memorial that was held for Tom Fair who wrote and recorded the Urban Homestead Radio theme song.


Urban Homestead Radio Episode 68: 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 Julys 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 transforming normal So Cal life. They also share the latest efforts how to sustainably grow the homestead with a volunteer program and more


Urban Homestead Radio Episode 67: Loss & Transitions

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