The founder of the Urban Farm and author of The Urban Farm's Simple Sustainability Series leads a discussion on fall gardening in the desert Southwest.
Admittedly, gardening in Phoenix has a unique set of challenges, but by following some simple yet effective steps, growing will become a lot easier. Join Greg Peterson as he walks you through the three most important things to know about starting your garden to successfully grow your own veggies in the desert, and discover your way into an incredible edible fall garden. (And yes, August is the perfect
time to start planting!)
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
FARMER GREG has lived at the Urban Farm for 29 years. His home was Phoenix's first environmental showcase for urban farming. It is a 1/3-acre urban yard that features an entirely edible landscape – including: chickens, over 70 fruit trees, rainwater and greywater harvesting, solar applications, and extensive use of reclaimed and recycled building materials.
In 1974 at the age of 14 he wrote a paper for school on how we were overfishing the oceans. He discovered permaculture in 1991 and that one concept transformed his life. Then in 1999 he went back to college to get a bachelor's degree and a Masters in Urban and Environmental Planning in 2006.
Farmer Greg hosts the UrbanFarmPodcast.com, is a frequent radio and TV guest on all topics food related. On his days off he hangs out in his garden with his sweetheart Heidi and their chickens, creating new projects and catching some rays.