About the Urban Farm
One would not expect to find such a sanctuary growing in the heart of Urban Phoenix…and why not? Transforming a residential landscape into an edible delight is my inspiration behind the Urban Farm. Sink your teeth into a juicy pear, add some fresh basil to your favorite dish or sauté some seasonal vegetables; all found within your arms reach right in our yard. The Urban Farm not only awakens the possibility to reconnect with the earth and agriculture in simple, practical ways, but it also nourishes the promise of a future that will sustain life for years to come.
From a practical standpoint the Urban Farm is a 1/3rd acre in north central Phoenix a mere 80 feet wide and 160 feet deep. I purchased my home in 1989, primarily to garden and have spent the last two decades transforming the landscape into edible. Then in 2001 as a result of my undergraduate work at Arizona State University I shifted gears and began including many other green technologies on the site such as solar panels, green remodeling & building, rainwater and greywater harvesting. The same year The Urban Farm was born and I began opening up the yard to tours and classes to teach others about urban green living. The Urban Farm has always been my hobby – I often tell people I just can’t help myself.
Please enjoy the UrbanFarm.org website and if you are in Phoenix on the day of a tour please stop in. To find out about our extensive list of events visit our Event section on this web site or register for our monthly event email. To learn more about what I do when I am not gardening please visit my blog at http://urbanfarm.org/blog