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An ordinary city home turned city farm that produces 6,000lbs of food annually
An ordinary city home turned city farm that produces 6,000lbs of food annually

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Herbal Tinctures: Tincture Making Workshop for Colds & Flu

This Sunday, November 13, 2016, 2:00 - 4:00 PM Pacific Time at +Urban Homestead

Hawaiian plant medicine inspired cold remedy tincture making workshop, plus Elderberry + Elder flower cold/flu cordial!

#herbalmedicine #naturalremedies #tinctures #DIY


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Homestead Herbal: Calendula Oil

From beauty to to first aid, calendulas are a must for any homestead. Not only are they easy to grow but also calendulas are beneficial in attracting bees to the garden. Calendula flowers are not only edible but also medicinal and great for natural skin and health care.

#herbalmedicine   #naturalhealth   #calendula

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A Quest for Meaning

Saturday, July 9, 2016 7:00 Potluck, 8:00 Film screening

Meet the filmmaker visiting from France!

#frenchfilm #documentary #sustainability

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OLLAS! Clay pot irrigation for gardens and containers.

Water savings up to 50-70% when using ollas in your garden.

Last shipment sold out in a few days, so PRE-ORDER yours today for summer planting.

#drought #waterwise #irrigation

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Making Sourdough Bread from Wild Yeast

LEARN and practice each stage of baking a naturally leavened organic loaf, from caring for a starter through shaping and baking.

During our time together, we’ll enjoy warm, fresh bread, stories and Karen will share some of the science behind this miraculous daily loaf.

TAKE HOME: You’ll leave with your own sourdough starter, recipe and guide, a dough scraper, and your own ready-for-the oven dough.

#sourdough #breadbaking #homemade #DIY #pasadena

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This Thursday! - Make Your Own Wild Wines!

Making wines from fruits, herbs, flowers and plants is simple, delicious and even medicinal, aiding digestion or the immune system.

We'll demonstrate step by step how to make simple and great tasting wines using ingredients from your local market and even your own backyard!

Instructor: +Jordanne Dervaes

#wildwines #homebrew #winemaking


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Homestead Music Series: Meredith Axelrod - This Saturday!

Meredith Axelrod is multi-instrumentalist, vocalist and avid “Songcatcher“, who envisions the limitless potential of early twentieth century music, whether it be Ragtime, Music Hall, Pop Standard, Boogie Woogie, Tin Pan Alley, String band, Jazz, Country, Blues or even Jug Band music, and embodies the spirit that brought the music into existence and drove it ahead.

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Urban Homesteading® Workshop Series: Mead Making
Thursday, March 31, 2016, 7:00 - 9:00 PM

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About: A simple drink of fermented honey and water, mead has a long, rich history that goes back thousands of years. It is possibly the oldest fermented drink known to man.

Instructor: +Jordanne Dervaes is the homestead's resident brewmeister. She loves brewing up medieval and herbal concoctions.

_Note: Must be at least 21 years old and show proof of age. _

#mead #DIY #homebrewing

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Urban Homesteading® Workshop Series: Backyard Poultry 101
Thursday, March 24, 2016, 7:00 - 9:00 PM

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Are you thinking about raising chickens or ducks in your backyard? Then this class is for you! We’ll give you the nitty gritty details--for newbies only.

+Jordanne Dervaes, with over a dozen years of experience caring for poultry through all stages of the life cycle, will talk you through the basics of responsibly raising poultry in the city.

#backyardchickens #backyardpoultry #citychickens
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