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.
Gardening in Phoenix has a unique set of challenges, but by following some simple yet effective steps, growing will become a lot easier. Join Peterson as he walks you through the three most important things to know about growing 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
GREG PETERSON is a green living and sustainability innovator who is well-known regionally. He has appeared extensively on television and radio and is a frequent guest columnist for publications. His mission is to inspire people to embrace their own greenness, which he does daily by living what he speaks. He received his master's degree in Urban and Environmental Planning (MUEP) in December 2006 from Arizona State University. His academic training has been augmented by 34 years of real world self-study, ownership of multiple businesses and a rich background in entrepreneurship, computer training, software development and management. As a resident of Phoenix for the last 48 years, Greg is well-versed in urban sustainability and food production in dry lands. He was first introduced to desert gardening at the age of 12. In 1991, he discovered the concept of permaculture, bringing together many sustainability concepts into one cohesive system. Then in 2001, Greg created a new concept called the Urban Farm (www.urbanfarm.org), a real world environmental showcase home in the heart of Phoenix, Arizona.