GrowPhx – The Grow Your Own Food Summit
This week on the WeGrowOurs show, Nick and Don have Greg and Kari from GrowPhx summit on the show to discuss their upcoming training.
Imagine being able to put a fresh strawberry in your morning smoothie without worrying about all the chemicals it’s been soaked in before you even touched it. Can you already taste the sweet and tangy homegrown tomato that you just added to your salad or made into dinner’s pasta sauce? Or maybe you’re simply looking forward to spending more time outside, teaching the kids about nature and nutritious vegetables, and watching them become excited about eating their salad and squash.
It’s time to be inspired by your food again!
Did you know that nearly all of the world’s population growth between now and 2030 will be concentrated in urban areas? With this rapid growth in our cities, farming in and around urban areas needs to play a bigger role in feeding our population.
The good news is you can participate in this process and grow your own food right in your back yard or on your balcony.
At The Phoenix Grow Your Own Food Summit you will learn practical and in-depth information that you can use today to not only grow their own organic food, but to become more sustainable, save money at the grocery store and be more ecologically strong members of our community. This is a great opportunity to learn from and network with those who are successfully building great gardens in our community.
Featured speakers include:
Bill McDorman – Rocky Mountain Seed Alliance
Greg Peterson, owner of The Urban Farm, an environmental showcase home in the heart of Phoenix
Kari Spencer, Master Gardener & Master Farmer with the Micro Farm Project & an Instructor with the Urban Farming Department of Southwest Institute of Healing Arts.
Jake Mace, Urban Gardening educator as several valley universities
Greg is a green living and sustainability innovator sharing his passion about how to grow food in our cities. In 2001 created The Urban Farm, an environmental showcase home in the heart of Phoenix, which he opens periodically for tours and classes. Having grown food in Phoenix for four decades, Greg is well-versed in urban sustainability and food production. Greg lives at the Urban Farm (www.urbanfarm.org) which features an entirely edible landscape, including over 75 fruit trees, rainwater and greywater harvesting, three solar applications, and extensive use of reclaimed and recycled building materials.
Kari is a popular local gardening & homesteading speaker. Both a Master Gardener and a Master Farmer, Kari enjoys sharing her passion for growing and raising food with others. In addition to teaching classes all over the city of Phoenix, she is a talented instructor and curriculum writer in the Urban Farming department at Southwest Institute of Healing Arts. Her family operates The Micro Farm Project, a small farm in North Phoenix, where gardens and livestock animals provide her family with fun and food. She loves to experiment with new ways to create a healthier, more self-reliant and sustainable lifestyle, and invites others to join her on the journey.
Register and learn more at www.growphx.com
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