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The Urban Farm Podcast with Greg Peterson

Welcome to The Urban Farm Podcast, your partner in the Grow Your Own Food revolution! This audio only podcast features special guests like Jason Mraz, Lisa Steele, and Kari Spencer as we discuss the art and value of growing food in urban areas. We'll explore topics such as urban beekeeping and chicken farming, permaculture, successful composting, monetizing your farm, and much more! Each episode will bring you tips and tricks on how to overcome common challenges, opportunities to learn from the experience of people just like you, and plenty of resources to ensure you're informed, equipped, and empowered to participate more mindfully in your local food system... and to have a great time doing it!
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Now displaying: July, 2021

Visit our podcast page here to find photos, links and more information on this podcast as well as each of our other guest interviews.

Jul 30, 2021
A Farmer Friday Interview with Laura Allen.

In This Farmer Friday Podcast on How to Grow Healthy Plants with Greywater:

Greg welcomes back Laura, from Greywater Action, this time to teach us some specifics about using greywater.  While the concept of greywater is fairly straightforward, there are some basic rules.  Laura tells us how to easily recognize and avoid things that should not be in the water, what happens if one of them should make it into the water, and what types of plants are suitable for greywater. She also shares some very handy resources.

Don’t miss an episode!
visit UrbanFarm.Org/podcast

Gardening tips, tricks, and advice, in short, bite-size episodes.

Do you ever wish you could catch those tidbits of wisdom that some people throw out without warning?
Well, in our new Farmer Friday episodes - Farmer Greg shares quick thoughts, revelations, tips, and general farming advice in bite-sized and fun episodes. Sometimes it might be Greg just sharing a thought that hit him while working in the yard, or a really cool inspiration from the garden, and occasionally he’ll answer some listener questions. Other times he will catch a moment with a farming friend or podcast guest to share educational farming tidbits.  This quick podcast episode is designed to be brief and not take up your day. So… listen in and enjoy this Garden snack… 

Visit www.UrbanFarm.org/Podcast-by-episode-titles under the Farmer Fridays section for the show notes on this episode, and access to our full podcast library!

How to Grow Healthy Plants with Greywater.

Jul 27, 2021

A chat with Don Titmus. 


In This Garden Chat:

Greg, co-host Janis Norton, and Don discuss how to apply permaculture concepts to address water issues in our landscapes.  They dive deep to reveal the natural systems that protect plants from climate extremes, and they explore ways we can replicate these systems in our landscapes.  Whether your local climate is wet or dry, hot or cold, you will appreciate the many practical tips for identifying, observing, and managing the water available on your property.

On the last Tuesday every month we host The Urban Farm Garden Chats where Greg Peterson has a relaxed conversation in a Zoom room with a special guest to cover useful gardening topics, and they answer questions from the live listening audience.

To join us for the next event, go to www.GardenChat.org or
Click HERE to register for the
Monthly Garden Chat
with Live Q&A

Our Special Guest:
Don grew up in London and at age 16 spent 4 years being trained in horticulture through an apprenticeship and a college course. From there he continued landscaping in his hometown until he moved to Arizona in 1981, where he worked in landscaping and then started his own business in garden maintenance.
In 2003 he attended a Permaculture Design Course, which was life-changing for Don. He knew right away that this was the path he’d been waiting for, and later attended two Permaculture Teacher Trainings.
He co-founded the Phoenix Permaculture Guild, started a Permaculture design company, redesigned his home site into a permaculture design destination, and helped develop a thriving permaculture community in the Phoenix, Arizona area. He has presented in 5 cities, worked in several states, attended classes in 5 states, and pretty much lives and breathes permaculture.

Jul 23, 2021
A Farmer Friday Reflection by Greg Peterson.

In This Farmer Friday Podcast on Margaret the Condo Gardener:

Greg tells the story of Margaret, who simply walked around her neighborhood and began her transition from food consumer to observer, and finally to gardener.  She thought she was looking for a place to grow food.  What she found was a renewed relationship with nature and stronger bonds within her community.  Learn what Margaret did on her walks that allowed her to discover an abundant source of fresh, healthy food... and so much more!

Don’t miss an episode!
visit UrbanFarm.Org/podcast

Gardening tips, tricks, and advice, in short, bite-size episodes.

Do you ever wish you could catch those tidbits of wisdom that some people throw out without warning?
Well, in our new Farmer Friday episodes - Farmer Greg shares quick thoughts, revelations, tips, and general farming advice in bite-sized and fun episodes. Sometimes it might be Greg just sharing a thought that hit him while working in the yard, or a really cool inspiration from the garden, and occasionally he’ll answer some listener questions. Other times he will catch a moment with a farming friend or podcast guest to share educational farming tidbits.  This quick podcast episode is designed to be brief and not take up your day. So… listen in and enjoy this Garden snack… 

Visit www.UrbanFarm.org/Podcast-by-episode-titles under the Farmer Fridays section for the show notes on this episode, and access to our full podcast library!

Margaret the Condo Gardener.

Jul 20, 2021

618: Wildflowers.

A Chat with an Expert on Seeds.

In This Podcast:

At least ten times a year we have a live Seed Saving Class with Bill McDorman This is the June 2021 class discussing wildflowers.  Bill draws on his 28 years of careful observation as he shares expert tips for successful wildcrafting and planting of wildflower seeds, including mistakes to avoid.  He also clears up some common misconceptions about wildflowers and discusses problems in the wildflower industry. 

Join the class! Register anytime for the next event.
Register Here for the Seed Saving Class with Live Q&A

Bill McDorman is Executive Director of Rocky Mountain Seed Alliance, Ketchum, Idaho. He got his start in the bio-regional seed movement while in college in 1979 when he helped start Garden City Seeds. In 1984, Bill started Seeds Trust/High Altitude Gardens, a mail order seed company he ran successfully until it sold in 2013.

Visit www.urbanfarm.org/seeds21jun for the show notes on this bonus episode, and access to our full podcast library!

Jul 16, 2021
A Farmer Friday Reflection by Greg Peterson.

In This Farmer Friday Podcast on Water Harvesting at the Urban Farm:

Farmer Greg’s sustainable, regenerative water harvesting system has him singing in the rain, even in the desert.  Greg explains where the water comes from and where it goes, and he gives details about how he collects and distributes it.  He also gives a formula for calculating the amount of water available for harvesting on your own site, along with other helpful tips and resources for getting started safely and legally.

Don’t miss an episode!
visit UrbanFarm.Org/podcast

Gardening tips, tricks, and advice, in short, bite-size episodes.

Do you ever wish you could catch those tidbits of wisdom that some people throw out without warning?
Well, in our new Farmer Friday episodes - Farmer Greg shares quick thoughts, revelations, tips, and general farming advice in bite-sized and fun episodes. Sometimes it might be Greg just sharing a thought that hit him while working in the yard, or a really cool inspiration from the garden, and occasionally he’ll answer some listener questions. Other times he will catch a moment with a farming friend or podcast guest to share educational farming tidbits.  This quick podcast episode is designed to be brief and not take up your day. So… listen in and enjoy this Garden snack… 

Visit www.UrbanFarm.org/Podcast-by-episode-titles under the Farmer Fridays section for the show notes on this episode, and access to our full podcast library!

Water Harvesting at the Urban Farm.

Jul 13, 2021

Bringing New Life to Gardens.

In This Podcast:

Tara Nolan encourages us to grow edibles in whatever space we have and shows us how to think outside the 4 foot by 8 foot box when designing raised beds.  Those who don’t have (or want) a full vegetable garden will appreciate her ideas for adding vegetables to the existing landscape.  Tara also takes us along on her gardening journey and shares how she combined that passion with her passion for writing, resulting in two books full of creative gardening ideas. 

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Tara is a co-founder of the award-winning gardening website Savvy Gardening.  As a freelance writer and editor, her work has appeared in the Globe and Mail, the Toronto Star, CBC Life and Garden Making, among others. Tara’s latest book, Gardening Your Front Yard: Projects and Ideas for Big & Small Spaces was published in March 2020. Her first book, the best-selling Raised Bed Revolution: Build it, Fill it, Plant it… Garden Anywhere, came out in 2016.

Visit www.UrbanFarm.org/tara for the show notes on this episode, and access to our full podcast library!

Tara Nolan on Revamping Raised Bed Designs.

Jul 9, 2021
A Farmer Friday Interview with Laura Allen.

In This Farmer Friday Podcast on Getting Started with Greywater:

Greg talks with Laura Allen from Greywater Action about a great way to get more life out of our water - by sending water we have already used in our home out to our gardens instead of down the drain.  Laura reveals the easiest place in the house to get started and the best plants to water using greywater.  She also explains how greywater systems work and how the installation compares to the very familiar traditional drip systems.

Don’t miss an episode!
visit UrbanFarm.Org/podcast

Gardening tips, tricks, and advice, in short, bite-size episodes.

Do you ever wish you could catch those tidbits of wisdom that some people throw out without warning?
Well, in our new Farmer Friday episodes - Farmer Greg shares quick thoughts, revelations, tips, and general farming advice in bite-sized and fun episodes. Sometimes it might be Greg just sharing a thought that hit him while working in the yard, or a really cool inspiration from the garden, and occasionally he’ll answer some listener questions. Other times he will catch a moment with a farming friend or podcast guest to share educational farming tidbits.  This quick podcast episode is designed to be brief and not take up your day. So… listen in and enjoy this Garden snack… 

Visit www.UrbanFarm.org/Podcast-by-episode-titles under the Farmer Fridays section for the show notes on this episode, and access to our full podcast library!

Getting Started with Greywater.

Jul 6, 2021

Looking Outside Of The Box For Garden Growing.

In This Podcast:

Jenn Frymark has grown fresh produce in some very unexpected places, so she is a firm believer that everyone can grow fresh and close to home, wherever home might be.  She explains how she took this belief a step further and started Gotham Greens, using her hard-earned expertise to find out if food could be grown and distributed locally as a business, rather than a grant-funded educational or community project.  Jenn talks about the early challenges and many successes.

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Jenn is the Chief Greenhouse Officer of Gotham Greens, a pioneer in urban indoor agriculture with a national network of local high-tech farms.  At Gotham Greens, Jenn oversees all greenhouse design and growing operations.  Prior to Gotham Greens, she managed greenhouses at McMurdo and South Pole stations in Antarctica, providing fresh vegetables for U.S. research scientists. She also worked in the greenhouse at the Cuisinart Resort and Spa in Anguilla and designed and led operations for the Science Barge in New York City. Jenn earned a Master’s degree in Plant Sciences from The University of Arizona and a Bachelor’s degree in Plant Biology from Arizona State University. 

Visit www.UrbanFarm.org/gothamgreens for the show notes on this episode, and access to our full podcast library!

Growing Fresh and Closer to Home.

Jul 2, 2021
A Farmer Friday Interview with Kristina Hunter.

In This Farmer Friday Podcast on Connecting with Nature:

Greg is excited to speak with Kristina about the many benefits of connecting with nature, some of them unexpected! Kristina points out that we intuitively know that nature is good for us, and she recommends we include nature as a sacred part of our daily routine.  She teaches that connecting with nature provides direct and immediate benefits to our bodies and our minds.  Kristina and Greg both share simple ways they connect with nature each day.

Don’t miss an episode!
visit UrbanFarm.Org/podcast

Gardening tips, tricks, and advice, in short, bite-size episodes.

Do you ever wish you could catch those tidbits of wisdom that some people throw out without warning?
Well, in our new Farmer Friday episodes - Farmer Greg shares quick thoughts, revelations, tips, and general farming advice in bite-sized and fun episodes. Sometimes it might be Greg just sharing a thought that hit him while working in the yard, or a really cool inspiration from the garden, and occasionally he’ll answer some listener questions. Other times he will catch a moment with a farming friend or podcast guest to share educational farming tidbits.  This quick podcast episode is designed to be brief and not take up your day. So… listen in and enjoy this Garden snack… 

Visit www.UrbanFarm.org/Podcast-by-episode-titles under the Farmer Fridays section for the show notes on this episode, and access to our full podcast library!

Connecting With Nature.

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