Greg Peterson From The Urban Farm Introduces Grow Wherever You Go; A Guide for Urban Farming in Unlikely Places

In this inspiring and informative guide, aimed at both aspiring and experienced urban farmers alike, Peterson explores some of the surprising places one can start a garden, grow your own healthy food and build an Urban Farm Lifestyle.

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Learn How to Grow Food Wherever You Go!!!

“The seeds of the urban farming movement are already growing within our reality,” says Peterson. “I envision a day when every city and town has front and backyard gardens, community plots.

Phoenix, AZ (PRWEB) November 29, 2013

What do windowsills, fire escapes, and rooftops have in common? They are all urban gardens just waiting to happen! Grow Wherever You Go! is a newly-released guide written by urban farmer Greg Peterson that aims to inspire readers to discover just where their gardens can grow. It is a useful tool for starting anything from a small herb garden to an abundant edible landscape. The guide can be obtained through The Urban Farm’s new app Urban Farm Guides, which is available at the App Store for iPhone and iPad.

In order to spark readers’ creativity, Peterson shares his story as well as the stories of others who have grown food in unlikely places. The guide contains everything from practical tips to the benefits of growing pesticide free and the joy of seeing your food sprout after your hard work. Discover in detail the components to building a successful garden: observation, healthy soil, choosing the right seeds, and determining the best urban farm model. Stories of inspiration include: a New York City fire escape gardener, The Ashbury Community Refugee Garden, Parri’s instant garden, balcony fish farming, and many others.

“The seeds of the urban farming movement are already growing within our reality,” says Peterson. “I envision a day when every city and town has front and backyard gardens, community plots and growing spaces, nurtured into life by neighbors who are no longer strangers, but friends who delight in the edible rewards offered from a garden they discovered together.”

This may sound like a utopian dream, but it is a tangible movement that is growing day-by-day and gaining increasing popularity and recognition. In fact, urban farms are sprouting up all over the country as people realize the medley of benefits. In addition to the health benefits of growing food, Peterson emphasizes, “The act of cultivating plants allows us to experience nature firsthand: the ebb and flow of the cycle, the far-reaching benefits of rainwater and the regenerative power of seeds that develop into heads of broccoli, lettuce, tomatoes, sweet peas or edible flowers.”

Grow Wherever You Go! is one of a series of guides created by Greg Peterson and the Urban Farm Team for their new app Urban Farm Guides, available for iPhone and iPad at the App Store.

About Urban Farm Guides:
Growing one’s own food can seem like a challenging endeavor, but the Urban Farm Guides make it simple. These easy-to-read and inspiring sources help readers learn topics quickly and successfully put them into practice. Currently Urban Farm Guides app has the following four How-To Guides:

  •     My Ordinary, Extraordinary Yard comes free with the download of the app. This Guide shares the story of how Greg Peterson, transformed his own back and front yard into a thriving edible paradise and even touches on how he incorporated solar panels, greywater and rainwater into his landscape.
  •     Fowl Play: Your Guide to Keeping Chickens in the City, by Rachel Bess and explains in detail how to keep chickens in an urban yard and all the reasons why they make a great addition to any yard.
  •     Basic Seed Saving is a guidebook by Bill McDorman, executive director of Native Seeds/SEARCH, that offers step-by-step instructions for saving 18 different vegetables and 29 wildflowers, including everything from the beginner’s basics to plants for advanced gardeners.
  •     Grow Wherever You Go is a tool to enable readers to discover where their garden “lives” be it a box of herbs on the countertop, a fire escape garden, or a complete edible landscape. This guide offers an additional source of inspiration for budding urban farmers through the personal stories of others who have maximized the potential of their own urban yards.

A variety of other fun and motivational Urban Farm How-To Guides are set to be released starting in January. Urban Farm Guides is now available for download in the App Store.

A variety of other fun and motivational Urban Farm How-To Guides are set to be released starting in January. Urban Farm Guides is now available for download in the App Store.

About Urban Farm

UrbanFarm.org is the home for the Urban Farm Lifestyle Newsletter, a bi-monthly newsletter designed to inspire would be as well as seasoned urban farmers. Signe up for the Urban Farm Lifestyle Newsletter Here.
UrbanFarm.org is the home of a wide range of urban farming resources, education, tips and the 10,000 Urban Farms Project, which was created to discover a farm on every street. Founder Greg Peterson began gardening in Phoenix, Ariz. in 1975, discovered permaculture in 1991 and dubbed his personal residence in central Phoenix, The Urban Farm, in 2001. Peterson earned his Master’s in Urban an Environmental Planning from Arizona State University in 2006. His long history of environmental learning and growing food in the city contributes to the success of UrbanFarm.org. Peterson wrote and published The Urban Farm Simple Sustainability Series, sits on the board of Native Seed/SEARCH and teaches the class Sustainable Food and Farms at Arizona State University. To find out more, visit http://www.UrbanFarm.org.


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