For the last 25 years, Greg Peterson has been urban farming on 1/3 acre city lot in Phoenix, Arizona. His home, The Urban Farm, is a showcase of beautiful and productive permaculture — a chicken run, gardens, 85 fruit trees including apple and citrus hedges, and much more! Greg is an active educator, hosting urban farming, permaculture, and urban chicken keeping workshops. The Urban Farm has helped to plant 10,000 fruit trees throughout Phoenix.
Get to know Greg and The Urban Farm through the links and information below, and of course through this podcast. Plus… the tip of the week!
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Tip of the Week: Superfood Smoothie Mix
You make a lot of smoothies. You find yourself loading them up with superfoods. Measure some chia seeds, measure some hemp seeds. Oh, yeah, don’t forget the gelatin and vitamin C! Before you know it, you’ve dipped into half a dozen containers and made a powdery mess on the counter. One day, I had a light bulb moment. Why not make a mix of all the dry superfoods I regularly add to our smoothies?
“Thanks for the sourdough starter video. I've been baking my bread for years now, grinding the whole grain first, but am interested in the health benefits that sour dough seems to offer. Most recipes use white flour for sourdough though, is using whole wheat going to make the bread too sour? Also, my friend, an amazing cook, gave me a recipe for a sourdough starter that is faster than using the wheat berries, made from water, sugar and instant potato flakes. Is that reasonable, in your opinion?”
Listen to this episode for my answer. Plus, here are links for Nancy:
About Greg Peterson and The Urban Farm
“Greg Peterson is a green living and sustainability innovator sharing his passion about how to grow food in our cities. He 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 over four decades, Greg is well-versed in urban sustainability and food production. The Urban Farm (urbanfarm.org) features an entirely edible landscape, including over 85 fruit trees, rainwater and greywater harvesting, three solar applications, and extensive use of reclaimed and recycled building materials. ??Greg has a master’s degree in Urban and Environmental Planning (MUEP) in December 2006 from Arizona State University where he now teaches the class called Sustainable Food and Farms, is on the board of directors for Native Seed/SEARCH, has worked as a teacher of their Seed School and co-developed a 200 hour online Urban Farming Curriculum.”
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