Homestead Radio Hour

The Homestead Radio Hour is every person’s guide to do-it-yourself sustainability, backyard farming, and urban homesteading. Here’s to creating a more sustainable and rewarding lifestyle, right in your own backyard!

Heard on KVMR 89.5 FM Nevada City, The Homestead Radio Hour is monthly radio program focusing on backyard farming and urban homesteading for those who wish to be as self-sufficient as possible, without large amounts of land or time. Hosted by Phyllis Boorinakis and Julia Boorinakis-Harper, every 3rd Friday of the month at 1pm. Listen live at, or check out our archive of selected shows here.

We feature local and regional guest experts and enthusiasts, listener call-ins, and a wide variety of topics ranging from beekeeping to home-brewery to backyard orchards. Our guests have included real food advocate and author Joanne Neft, beekeeping experts Randy Oliver and Janet Brisson, sustainable livestock farmer Dan Macon, authors and real-food luminaries Joel Salatin and Michael Ableman, and many more. You can find an archive of select past shows and podcasts here, and you can subscribe to future podcasts here. And find us on Facebook to keep up to date on the latest shows and discussions!


One response to “Homestead Radio Hour

  1. Dear Julia,
    I have very much enjoyed the Homestead Radio Hour when my work schedule allows, and thought your listeners would be interested in the “Farm to Film Festival” that will take place at the State Theatre in Auburn on October 2 and 3.
    This 2 day event focuses on the latest trends and ideas on farming and sustainable communities, featuring films, panel discussions, local speakers and delicious tastings! This event is sponsored PlacerGROWN, Placer County Dept. of Agriculture, Placer Co. Visitors Center, Real Food Catering, and Gaia’s Basket.
    There is more detail on films and schedule of events at our website Sorry, I would attach here if I know how!
    Hope you see you at that event, and at the Farmers’ Market with your delicious pears!
    Lia Carotta
    Auburn Placer Performing Arts Center

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