Marjory is the founder of the [Grow] Network, which is the online home of a global network of people who produce their own food and medicine. "Home grown food on every table" is the solution. Marjory was featured as an expert in sustainable living by National Geographic, she speaks at Mother Earth News Festivals, and is a regular guest on Coast to Coast AM. She is an author of several books, but is best known for her video series "Grow Your Own Groceries" which has over a half million copies in use by homesteaders, foodies, preppers, universities, and missionary organizations around the world.
Anna Steude co-created Mojo Garten, a vertical garden kickstarter project that allows people grow fruits, vegetables, and herbs in small spaces. Her team wanted a way to bring more nature into their urban lifestyles and live more sustainably and self-sufficiently.
Sarica Cernohous is a licensed acupuncturist in Arizona and California. Her formal education includes Traditional Oriental Medicine, Chinese Herbal medicine, the unique and involved theoretical construct of Asian medicine, western biomedicine, and both western and eastern perspectives on nutrition. She uses techniques such as fermentation and culturing, to low-heat dehydrating, to soaking and sprouting and the use of bone broths to create an environment suitable for optimal digestion.
Cap’n Dave has been gardening since he was a kid, and his Dad taught him fishing, hunting, gardening… and the myriad skills of a self-reliant outdoorsman. He has been a SCUBA instructor and dive boat captain, has now been in professional aviation for over 2 decades, currently a pilot for the Governors of Florida.
Cap’n Dave is also a certified permaculture designer. He has 6 acres out in the woods that he has been “food foresting” for a couple decades and “permaculturing” for 5 years. His main crop is blueberries and in addition to vegetables he raises rabbits, chickens, ducks, and turkeys.
Joel is a farm boy who grew up tending a soil garden like others have for centuries, but he shook up the gardening world with his first book on his breakthrough concept, straw bale gardening. Joel earned a BS in Horticulture from the University of Minnesota and spends his summers tending his vegetable garden, doing research, and experimenting with new ideas and methods he can pass along to his followers. Joel has inspired tens of thousands of first-time gardeners and a legion of “seasoned” growers who have found a new and better way to pursue their passion. His methods have even enabled “retired” gardeners to begin gardening again since his method eliminates the physical challenges found in traditional soil gardening.
Mark is founder of Vertical Veg, an initiative that inspires and supports growing food in containers in small urban spaces (balconies, patios etc). Mark grew over $1,300 worth of food in one year on his small balcony and windowsills in London. He loves growing his own food, and is on a mission to promote the many health, community and environmental benefits of growing in containers at home. He runs workshops on food growing in containers, a website and an online club for container gardeners.
Vynnie McDaniels has been gardening in the Phoenix area for over 15 years, teaching organic gardening and holistic living. His handy work has graced the pages of Phoenix Home & Garden, Popular Mechanics, and Dwell magazines. He’s been on various local television programs (Your Life AtoZ & Sonoran Living Live), and was featured on Sundance Channel’s "Big Ideas for a Small Planet."
Applying permaculture concepts and xeriscape principles, his vision is to teach and educate others on the joys of urban agriculture and self-reliance, growing your own food for improved nutrition and optimal wellness.
Vynnie is currently developing Xericopia Urban Gardens, a hands-on learning space in downtown Phoenix.
Stephen is a 26-year-old entrepreneur with an MBA in Finance from Loyola Marymount University. Always inspired by entrepreneurs in his family, Walden decided to try his hand at inventing a new product when he was a senior in college. Upon graduation, Walden moved back to his hometown in Phoenix, AZ to start Bosse Tools to pursue his dream of inventing a product. Listen in to learn about his journey and why the ergonomic tools he invented are revolutionizing what it means to work in the garden.
Justin Rhodes of Abundant Permaculture teaches others how to live a more sustainable life by teaching others how to live more sustainable lifestyles. Learn about his journey on today's episode of The Urban Farm Podcast.
Ginger Duncan has a fascinating lifestyle to share. Whether she's tending to her garden, raising animals, catching fish, foraging for wild edibles and medicinals, upcycling old materials, or making the open-ocean commute between town and her homestead, Ginger knows how to handle the elements and create simple abundance in one of the last wild places on Earth.
What Danielle and Jordan Nuhfer thought was going to be a simple vegetable garden turned into a space where neighbors shared their bounties and a place where they were able to connect with people who lived in the neighborhood and may never have met. They started Grow Your Own Freedom in order to share their urban farming knowhow with others, and plan to make their backyard an educational space.