3: Kari Spencer on Urban Homesteading
A conversation about many aspects of running an urban homestead
Kari Spencer is a popular local gardening & homesteading speaker. Both a Master Gardener and a Master Farmer, Kari enjoys sharing her passion for growing and raising food with others. In addition to teaching classes all over the city of Phoenix, she is a talented instructor and curriculum writer in the Urban Farming department at Southwest Institute of Healing Arts. Her family operates The Micro Farm Project, a small farm in North Phoenix, where gardens and livestock animals provide her family with fun and food. She loves to experiment with new ways to create a healthier, more self-reliant and sustainable lifestyle, and invites others to join her on the journey.
In this episode, we interview gardener and speaker Kari Spencer to learn all about her experience farming! Listen for interesting and useful information regarding quails as livestock, perennial vs annual plants, mulch, the importance of education, and “growing” your groceries. “Don’t get caught up in trying to know everything before you start,” Kari advises, “Get some knowledge, make a basic plan, then get out there and apply it!”