Farmer Greg Steps Out...On Redesigning Systems...
Farmer Greg Peterson has stepped out of his podcast studio to join other podcast hosts in conversations to share his vision across the globe. Greg is usually the one to pick people’s brains about their great ideas, but now Greg is in the hot seat as he speaks about various topics from momentous events that took place in his life to enlightening the audience about how to embrace regenerative design into your space. The topics covered in these interviews revolve around redesigning systems to work for your space.
Master My Garden Podcast
with Host: John Jones
68: Greg Peterson of Urban Farm, How to grow food in an urban environment, permaculture, rainwater harvesting, and much more
John Jones of Master My Garden podcast interviews Greg all the way from Ireland as the first stateside guest on John’s show. Coming from opposite sides of the globe, John and Greg compare climate differences between wet and damp Ireland and the hot, dry desert of Phoenix, Arizona. While there are many environmental differences, Greg highlights that the principles of permaculture can be applied to growing food in any environment if implemented appropriately. Greg notes some of our biggest challenges when it comes to quality of food and ways we can overcome those challenges through building edible landscapes in spaces large or small. Many people that know Farmer Greg are aware of his ⅓ acre home, AKA The Urban Farm. However, Greg shares his story of the time he took a year off from The Urban Farm and grew food on a 200 square foot patio of a town home he rented for a year. John and Greg cover many topics ranging from edible landscapes for beginners, building symbiotic food forests, the importance behind healthy soil, and how rainwater harvesting could benefit any region of the globe.
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The Homestead Journey
with Host: Brian Wells
Brian Wells invites Greg onto his podcast, The Homestead Journey, as they have an interesting chat about bringing food closer to home through applying permaculture concepts on a smaller scale. Greg reiterates the many problems with our current food system with a major issue being the thousands of miles food travels to get to our plates. Having food closer to home is the ideal solution and Greg points out that you don’t have to be a farming expert to dive into growing food. “Observing your space” is the first thing Greg advocates for anyone to do and he shares the specific rules and permaculture practices for how to get started on your edible landscape journey.
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with Host: Andrew Faust
Earth Business Discussion with Greg Peterson of Urban Farm
Andrew Faust and Greg Peterson have an enlightening conversation as they share their passion for permaculture and feed off of each other’s ideas of driving awareness to others. Greg has observed our inherently flawed systems since he was young and took a stand after his time as a board member of the Arizona Aquaculture Association. That is where he saw how companies harvested their fish, which turned out to be wasteful, and wanted to design a system that is better than “throwing away”. Greg talks about the many natural systems within our landscapes that if mimicked, would reap more benefits than costs. While many costs can be associated with design, Greg knows about the many inexpensive ways to incorporate permaculture design without breaking the bank. From providing free educational events to teaching classes from his home and online, Greg advocates that permaculture efficiency is continuous and so is education.
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