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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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Jul 2, 2016

Dr. George Brooks Jr. is the Founder and President of the NxT Horizon Group. Dr. Brooks holds an earned Ph.D., in Wildlife and Fisheries from the School of Renewable Natural Resources at the University of Arizona and is an established social, environmental, economic and political leader and business consultant. With the motto of “AgTech for the Real World” NxT Horizon focuses on bioenergy development in Africa, and the development and application of new urban farming technologies (aquaponics) to solve real world social, environmental and economic problems.

Come listen to Dr. Brooks as he helps us understand more about aquaponics and our opportunities with it.  He talks about...

  • How he got started working with aquaponics at a very young age
  • His path to become a marine biologist
  • Aquaponics in a drought prone areas like Phoenix
  • Why fish farms did not work in Arizona in the 1980’s
  • Why fish farms really can work in urban areas
  • The “Diffusion of Innovation Curve”
  • How Aquaponics is like the Solar Market
  • What is next with Aquaponics
  • What AgTech is and how it affects our lives
  • Why we need to understand a Circular Economy
  • What is happening in the City of Phoenix that calls out for farmers of all types to be a part.
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