Episode 134 - Greg Peterson, Inspiring Others with the "Urban Farm"
Greg Peterson is a urban farming and sustainability innovator who is well-known regionally. He has appeared extensively on local television and radio and is a frequent guest columnist for publications. His mission is “inspire people to embrace their own greenness,” which he does daily by living what he speaks.
Greg resides at the Urban Farm, an environmental showcase home in the heart of Phoenix, which he opens periodically for tours and classes. He runs UrbanFarm.org and Urban Farm U - both designed to educate and inspire. As a resident of Phoenix for the last 48 years, Greg is well-versed in urban sustainability and food production in dry lands.
Quotes you hear in this podcast:
“That has become my mission, that is what I get to do everyday, I get to teach people how to transform how they eat and where their food comes from.”
“You can kill plants. The truth of the matter is I have a green thumb, I know how to grow things AND I still kill things. It is just part of the process that is how we learn. I don’t view my failures as failures, I view them as learning experiences.”
“The future of our planet depends on two things as far as I’m concerned. Rising great kid and figuring out how to raise great food.”
“And what I tell people to do, is spend some time in our yard and really in your neighborhood, observing what is going on and start mimicking those things.”
“My friend Toby Hemingway who wrote the book, Gaia's Garden says, ‘Nature always bats last.’ The more that we fight nature, the more that nature is going to fight us back.”
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