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7 years ago
Dervaes Family
Now available The Urban Homestead's "Front Porch Farmstand" ACORN PANCAKE & ACORN CORNBREAD MIXES. Makes a great gift! Acorn Flour has a very unique earthy and delicious taste. Acorns are low in fat, high in carbs, gluten free, and an excellent source of Vitamin A. You can also order online at
Little Homestead in the City
7 years ago
Celebrate Tie One on Day with an Apron pattern giveaway! If you've been a long time reader, you know that Sis and I have a love affair with aprons. 'Tis the essential wardrobe of a modern homesteader.
Okay! She had herself on the bottom!
7 years ago
7 years ago
Did you know that September is National Preparedness Month and "encourage(s) Americans to prepare their homes, businesses, schools and communities for disasters of all kinds."
Fall :)
7 years ago
Happy fall, everyone!Doesn't it seem like every fall we homesteaders are bombarded with a slew of canning projects and flurry of planting and extra activity to get prepared for the winter.
UN: Sustainable Food Production Needed To Feed World
7 years ago
Still There!
7 years ago

Getting a lot of business from  people coming to their door buying their produce Plus what they deliver to Cafe's


Now the fast food and donut shops, drop off their used veg oils at their home For their own personal fuel making for  their Truck and lamps.

9 years ago

I have read about this family. Very inspiring!

9 years ago

The Film That Seeded A Movement

Talking about Homegrown Revolution! that has inspired the modern urban homesteading movement worldwide.  Check out the YOUTUBE video that started it all (over 278,000 views!)




Of course, with popularity comes problems.  People are beginning to see “green” in green.  If you get my drift.

So we now are going to have to take measures against this exploitation.   We’ll have to inform folks to respect this film, the DIY message that it preaches, and the fact that we have not personally profit from it (any proceeds go right back into the non-profit outreach). We must stipulate that the people honor the spirit in which the film was made, as well as the story it tells, and not use the film for commercial purposes, such as selling classes, seminars, landscaping or farming/gardening services.




Coming Up

We hope to bring you a better LHITC blog (sneak peek to your left).  Jordanne is working on it as we speak. It’ll be easier to navigate so that you can sift through the incredible wealth of information that lies within the “   pages” this blog/book brings to you almost every day.





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9 years ago

Wildfire Today News – Wildfire Today Aug 30, 2009 One of the best fireAugust 30, 2009 at 11:03PM photos ever. Date Sunday, …. DC-10 drops on the Station fire near Acton, California, August 30, 2009. …. Firefighters reported 80-foot flames as the 15-20 foot high brush burned. … Tujunga Canyon on Saturday where three civilians were flown out



We have seen a lot of time lapse videos of the Station fire, including one we posted on August 30, but this one is much better than all the others we've seen. It is mesmerizing, and relaxing, even though you know that under the smoke layer, all hell is breaking loose.




And speaking of photography, HERE and HERE are some links to some really great still photos of the So Cal fires.

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9 years ago

Fire by little Homestead

9 years ago

The Green

BIG IDEAS FOR A SMALL PLANET. Imagine a world in which we eat, build, and raise our children green! ... 2009 Sundance Channel. All rights reserved. ...

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9 years ago


August 19, 2009

By Anais | email author


These are just a few “tasty morsels” (clips/webisodes), if there’s a chance to view the entire “meal” (25 minute segment) of BIG IDEAS FOR A SMALL PLANET that would be nice.

Did anyone tape it?

UPDATE: Miss it?  Just heard that the episode will rerun on Sunday

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Path to Freedom Urban Homestead
9 years ago
| Green Connections
Path to Freedom Urban Homestead
pioneering a journey towards self sufficiency, one step at a time
Dervaes Family Urban Homestead
A Family in the City
An Urban Homestead
A Homegrown Revolution

Path to Freedom is a grassroots, family operated, original urban homestead located in the midst of Pasadena

Surrounded by urban sprawl and just a short distance from a freeway, the Dervaes Family have steadily worked at transforming this ordinary city lot into an organic and sustainable micro-farm.

This website documents the many steps the Dervaeses have taken and hopes to inspire fellow travelers on their own life-changing journey. Be inspired to take the first step...

Our Journey

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