S1E77 Small Scale Permaculture and Food Forests With Farmer Greg Peterson of The Urban Farm


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On this episode, I am happy to be joined by Farmer Greg Peterson from theurbanfarm.org and host of The Urban Farm Podcast. Greg is a green living and sustainability innovator whose mission is to inspire people to embrace their own greenness, which he does daily by living what he speaks. 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, a real world environmental showcase home in the heart of Phoenix, Arizona. He applied his extensive background to transform this 1950’s built tract home into an innovative holistic home site. The Urban Farm, featuring an entirely edible landscape, including over 70 fruit trees, rainwater and greywater harvesting, three solar applications, and extensive use of reclaimed and recycled building materials. Greg has hosted the Urban Farm Podcast since 2015 and has produced almost 600 episodes, interviewing farmers, authors, business leaders, advocates, and changemakers in sustainable living practices and urban farmer. Guests have included Jason Mraz, Joel Salatin and David Holmgren to name just a few. When I was talking with Greg and his team about coming on the show, there were so many topics that I wanted to discuss with him. But, today's show will be focused on permaculture and food forests.
On this episode we talk about the book Gaia's Garden and 3 episodes that Greg did on The Urban Farm Podcast with David Holmgren, the co-founder of Permaculture.
516: David Holmgren On Downshifting To A Resilient Future. Part 1
517: David Holmgren On Downshifting To A Resilient Future. Part 2
518: David Holmgren On Downshifting To A Resilient Future. Part 3


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