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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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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, 2016

An Urban Hydroponic project of PureHarvest Foods

Tim is an urban agrarian from a farm and agriculture education training and background. He has dedicated his life to building farmer based systems and programs to improve agriculture, humane care of animals and now local Urban Agriculture. His current endeavor is PureHarvests Foods and the Project Arizona Urban Organic Veggie, rejuvenating vacant land in the city with scaled vegetable production and training a local workforce to meet all of the community’s fresh vegetable needs.

Listen in to learn about:

  • His long family history of sustainable agriculture
  • How he got computers from Steve Jobs into his classroom
  • The new project ready to deploy in Arizona to help serve food desert areas
  • Why he thinks his urban farming project can help make 700 million heads of lettuce in Phoenix a year to serve the under-served areas
  • How scale is significant for farmers and how locally grown food can help the reduce the waste in the food system
  • How hydroponic gardening can be organic
  • How he hopes to meet the demands of the valley in lettuce and expand into other veggies
  • How the project can help provide agriculture jobs in the valley year round and still be in a comfortable environment
  • How technology is so important to his endeavors

As well as:

  • Overcoming a failure –hear his story about undercapitalization on a project involving muscle growth in cattle
  • His biggest success – working with American Humane, and his education career
  • What drives him is bringing more good food to the community
  • His one piece of advice for podcast listeners is how to get engaged in local agriculture

Go to our podcast page at http://www.urbanfarm.org/blog/podcast/ to find photos, links and more information on this podcast as well as each of our other guest interviews

1 Comments
  • over four years ago
    Richard Hutchinson
    A great idea, I wish I could get some help to turn this 18 acres into a Hydroponic Farm. I just don't have the resources to do on my on !!!
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