Saturday, September 26, 2015
8:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Uptown Phoenix Farmers Market/North Phoenix Baptist Church
Registration Fee: $20 (or $15 for first 100 people)
Imagine being able to put a fresh strawberry in your morning smoothie without worrying about all the chemicals it’s been soaked in before you even touched it. Can you already taste the sweet and tangy homegrown tomato that you just added to your salad or made into dinner’s pasta sauce? Or maybe you’re simply looking forward to spending more time outside, teaching the kids about nature and nutritious vegetables, and watching them become excited about eating their salad and squash.
Discover just how easy it is to grow your own food!
Did you know that nearly all of the world’s population growth between now and 2030 will be concentrated in urban areas? With this rapid growth in our cities, farming in and around urban areas needs to play a bigger role in feeding our population.
The good news is you can participate in this process and grow your own food right in your back yard or on your balcony.
At The Phoenix Grow Your Own Food Summit you will learn practical and in-depth information that you can use today to not only grow their own organic food, but to become more sustainable, save money at the grocery store and be more ecologically strong members of our community. This is a great opportunity to learn from and network with those who are successfully building great gardens in our community.
It’s time to be inspired by your food again!
Featured speakers include:
- Michael McDonald, Director of the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona (CommunityFoodBank.org)
- Scott Murray, Owner of Edge Of Urban Farm, San Diego, Organic Farm Consultant.
- Kari Spencer, Master Gardener & Master Farmer with the Micro Farm Project & an Instructor with the Urban Farming Department of Southwest Institute of Healing Arts.
- Greg Peterson, owner of The Urban Farm, an environmental showcase home in the heart of Phoenix
- Bill McDorman, Bill is Executive Director and co-founder of the Rocky Mountain Seed Alliance (RMSA), a new non-profit seed conservation organization serving the Rocky Mountain West.
- Chad Hudspeth, Founder of Endless Food Systems, manufacturer of a plug and play modular aquaponic kit.