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15% Off Remaining Ollas (Clay Pots) in Stock!

Ancient, efficient, low-tech irrigation -- place in the ground or in pots.

Delivers water directly to where it's needed: the roots.

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How to Can -- Yes YOU Can!

Date: Thursday, August 6, 2015, 7:00 - 9:00 PM at +Urban Homestead

Take the Plunge and Learn How to Water Bath Can.

Learn how to preserve seasonal produce from your garden or farmer's market.

Instructors +Anais Dervaes and +Jordanne Dervaes will teach you the canning basics using the simple water bath method. (Please note: this is a hands-on workshop and not merely a demonstration.)
In this enjoyable 2 hour hands-on workshop, you will learn two different ways of preserving and take home two jars (for full adult paid registration only):
1. seasonal fruit
2. pickled vegetable

Details: http://www.urbanhomesteadsupply.com/urban-homesteading-workshop-series-canning-101-august-2015/
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Healthy and Delicious Fermented Vegetables!

Date: Wednesday, July 29, 2015, 7:00 - 9:00 PM at +Urban Homestead

Encore presentation!
Real Food for Real Families

Sauerkraut! Kimchi! Lacto-Fermented Vegetables! A super-fun workshop with lots of take-home goodies!

Learn how to turn the everyday stuff in your kitchen into nutritional powerhouses that nourish body and soul, help heal the gut, ease digestive concerns and boost your immune system. Learn the basics of fermenting and pickling veggies that your whole family will love--no fancy equipment required!

At the end of the night you will get to take home:

Sauerkraut
Kimchi
Lacto-Fermented Vegetables

You will receive a collection of recipes that includes all the recipes we demonstrate at the workshop along with their variations.

Instructor: Kristina Evans of +The Provision Room.

Details: http://www.urbanhomesteadsupply.com/urban-homesteading-workshop-series-ferment-yer-foods-july-29-2015/
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Mother's^ Day Supper & Song (^biological parenthood not required)

Sunday, May 10, 2015, 7:00 PM at +Urban Homestead.

Join us on Mother's Day for a delightful event to celebrate moms and the special friends who nurture and enrich our lives.

Four course (vegetarian) homegrown/homemade supper featuring local foods, farmers & food artisans.

Live, acoustic music provided by Duane Thorin and friends!

Event Details: http://www.urbanhomesteadsupply.com/mothers-day-supper-song/

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Learn How to Make and Use Good-for-You KEFIR!

Wednesday, April 22, 2015, 7:00 - 9:00 PM at +Urban Homestead!

Kefir, one of the oldest cultured milk products in existence, is one of the most potent probiotic foods available today. In this class we’ll demonstrate how to ferment the grains in dairy milk and coconut milk.

Then we’ll share some fantastic recipes for integrating this lovely probiotic into your daily life. Kefir isn’t just for making smoothies, learn how to incorporate in everyday foods.

Kefir (pronounced: kuh-fear) is a cultured probiotic beverage, with many times more the amount of beneficial bacteria and yeast than any other milk product. It is superior to yogurt in its ability to enhance intestinal flora, or microbiota.

WHY KEFIR?
-Traditional probiotic
-Promotes healthy gut
-Healthy gut=good health
-Multipurpose food: drink it plain, make smoothies, make sour cream, yogurt, cook with it, make your own fizzy drinks, the possibilities are endless
-Cost effective and delicious!
-Make food your medicine.

Take Home: Kefir Grains worth $18

Details: http://www.urbanhomesteadsupply.com/homestead-kitchen-how-to-make-kefir-april-2015/

Instructor: Kristina Evans is co-founder of +The Provision Room.  Years of working as a personal chef and her passion for traditional foods give Kristina a unique perspective on food as a tool for staying healthy and building the immune system.  Kristina is passionate about sharing that knowledge with others in ways that everyone can incorporate into their own lives.

#kefir #probiotics #fermentedfood  
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I'm assuming it's from non-pasteurized milk! I'm so jealous!
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Last Two #DIY Classes of the Summer!

Thursday, September 3, 2015, 7-9 PM - Canning 101
Thursday, September 10, 2015, 7-9 PM - Making Wild "Country" Wines

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Happy Music for Summer Days!

Sunday, July 26, 2015, 7:00 PM Doors Open; Music starts at 7:30 PM at +Urban Homestead!

"ACCENTUATE THE POSITIVE"
A Summer Concert Celebrating the Brighter Side of Life

Including selections by Cole Porter, the Gershwins, Johnny Mercer & Harold Arlen, Irving Berlin, Woody Guthrie and Rodgers & Hammerstein, PLUS a round-up of some of Tom Fair's most positive material from 40 years as a songwriter.

Featuring

Tom Fair: published songwriter since 1966 recording and touring with pop group the Left Banke through 1968; independent music instructor in Los Angeles County for 23 years and currently producing local music events like this one!

Jimi Yamagishi: guitar technician, instrumentalist, songwriter, and heading up the SongNet songwriters’ support group, Jimi knows and is known by just about every musical artist in LA!

John Cartwright: Upright bassist extraordinaire, he worked with Harry Belafonte for 35 years!

Steve Reid: Co-founder of the Rippingtons and percussionist for Supertramp in 1987-88… his collection of hand percussion is mind-boggling, and he knows how to use it!

Details: http://www.urbanhomesteadsupply.com/accentuate-the-positive-music-with-tom-fair/
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Make Your Own Tasty, Natural Jams and Preserves!

Date: Thursday, July 23, 2015, 7:00 - 9:00 PM at +Urban Homestead

Taste the Difference! Small Batch and Seasonally Made with produce from local, family-owned farms that practice sustainable, certified organic methods. Natural Pectins - the WHOLE FRUIT & NOTHING BUT THE FRUIT.

(Note: This is not a full canning class. To learn how to water-bath can, take the August 6 Canning Workshop: http://goo.gl/QifHKS.)

Details: http://www.urbanhomesteadsupply.com/urban-homesteading-workshop-series-jam-a-long-july-2015/
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Kitchen Cosmetics for Natural Beauty

Date: Thursday, May 7, 2015, 7:00 - 9:00 PM at +Urban Homestead

Skin & Hair Care Tips, Tricks & Recipes

Learn how to make skin and hair care products out of common items from the kitchen.

Most beauty products and cosmetics contain a large variety of very unnatural ingredients, and ones that don't are downright expensive.

You don't have to spend a fortune to have healthy skin and hair.

Take Home: Whipped Body Butter & Herbal Toner

One participant from a previous class reported:
"I am here to tell you that this class has changed my life - I feel born again....My eczema is almost gone - thank you!"

ABOUT INSTRUCTORS

+Anais Dervaes  and +Jordanne Dervaes believe beauty doesn’t have to cost your health or your life. They enjoy whipping up herbal and natural concoctions, especially from herbs growing in their garden or from items in their kitchen pantry.

Detailshttp://www.urbanhomesteadsupply.com/kitchen-cosmetics-for-natural-beauty-may-2015/

#naturalbeauty  
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150 Years Since End of American Civil War

Mark the anniversary with music: Ballads O'er Bullets!

Saturday, April 18, 2015, 7:00 PM at +Urban Homestead!

150 YEARS AGO – 1865 – marked the end of what would prove to be the bloodiest, costliest and most tragic war ever engaged in by Americans, the US Civil War. This era, that racked up 420 deaths per day, also brought about the birth of what has been called the young country’s first national form of music – and music is what we’re going to focus on: the two decades between 1845 and 1865.

From slavery to freedom, from patriotic fervor to the harsh realities of battle, from folk roots to minstrels to romantic parlor songs, the music of 150 YEARS AGO provides a rich tapestry of our national character, heritage and romantic inclinations, as well as a foundation for the rise of the American songwriting field in all the years to follow.

Featuring TOM FAIR, ROB SANDIFORD and LORIN HART with BOZZ on bass

Details: http://www.urbanhomesteadsupply.com/ballads-oer-bullets-150-years-ago/

#civilwar #musichistory  
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631 Cypress AvenueUSCaliforniaPasadena91103
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Surrounded by urban sprawl and just a short distance from several freeways, the Urban Homestead project is a family operated and highly productive city farm. It is also a successful, real-life working model for sustainable agriculture and eco living in urban areas and has been featured in multiple news medias both nationally and internationally.  The Urban Homestead’s use of minimum resources and land has been referenced as a progressive and forward-thinking example and sourced as the representation of future city planning and reclamation worldwide.

We have proved that growing ones’ own food can be sustainable, practical, successful and beautiful in urban areas by harvesting over 3 tons of organic food annually from our 1/10 acre garden while incorporating many back-to-basics practices, solar energy and biodiesel in order to reduce our footprint on the earth’s resources. This website documents the many steps we have taken and hopes to inspire fellow travelers to take the first step on their own life-changing journey …

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Demonstration & production city farm raising produce & teaching visitors about food security.- Google
"Inspired by this family, we have started living in a self sufficient way."
"Thankfully, they lost their Trademark because it was complete nonsense."
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Maggie Herrera
2 months ago
When I first heard of them about 9 years ago, I though they were doing an awesome thing.... Then I learned better. All they are is super shady people trying to make a buck. We interacted with the Dervaes monthly for years at the Rose Bowl Drop. They were always rude, even when you tried to be friendly. They never even said "hi", or "thank you" for the times I would help unload their items from the truck, or load their items to their car. They carried themselves with an air of arrogance - they are "different" and "better" than the rest of us. They tried to Trademark "Urban Homestead"...a phrase that had been around for decades, a phrase they no way invented. They then strong armed and sent cease-and-desist letters to individuals and organizations with similar self-sufficient philosophies. Its a shame really, as our circle should be celebrating and supporting our shared vision to help it grow stronger, not trying to stomp people out in a competitive/capitalist grab for 'power'. Its so sad. Thankfully, they lost their Trademark because it was complete nonsense. Finally - they run themselves as a business, and they make profit - BUT they have classified themselves as a religious organization. So, you know what, they are tax exempt. They pay no tax on their profits. Can they get any shadier? Shame on these folks. Please don't put these people on a pedestal, there are other more inspiring people out there with similar visions.
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Jordanne Dervaes
a month ago
Love and support to all!
A Google User
4 years ago
Just the most wonderful family doing the most wonderful work. They grow three tons of produce a year on their regular suburban lot, they teach sustainability techniques via their blog and community outreach programs, and their products are delicious. My son had his first pineapple guava on their front porch and he still talks about it.
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Zeljko Cico
11 months ago
great job :)
ellickalanirudhan sethuratnam
a year ago
Inspired by this family, we have started living in a self sufficient way. A lot more to be done, but that keeps us busy and happy.
col gilbert
2 years ago
I have been following this family for years. I am currently making the plans to follow their example. Thank you.
A Google User
4 years ago
Booo. This is not a movement, it's a business