3 days of expert-led presentations revealing the BEST strategies for raising chickens, goats, and more in your urban or suburban yard. Starts in... 


2020 Backyard Barnyard Summit

Free online event to raise urban farm animals.
June 15-17.

Take Your Yard or Garden to the Next Level with Animals: 

  • Wake up every day to fresh eggs for breakfast, and even wow your neighbors with a cheese board made from your own goats or even cows.
  • Reduce your trips to the grocery store and be less dependent on the industrial farming system while increasing your access to fresh food.
  • Learn how you can easily incorporate chickens, goats, and other livestock into your home farm or garden, even if you live in an urban area. These "backyard animal hacks" will save you time and money and increase the production of your farm or garden.
  • Feel confident in knowing what kinds of animals are right for YOUR situation.
  • Take advantage of daily live Q&As so you can get your questions answered by experts with decades of experience
  • Soak up the knowledge of experts with 9 hours of classes over 3 days, including daily classes from our popular course Urban Animals: How to Raise Chickens, Goats and More in Your Backyard.
  • Tap into a supportive, global community of people interested in raising their own animals
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Meet the Experts and their Presentation Topics:

Greg Peterson, Urban Farm U Founder

Your host!
Plus, presenting Chicken Housing

Kari Spencer, Owner of The Micro Farm Project & creator of Urban Animals course

Your host! Plus, presenting 3 full-length classes from the Urban Animals Course.

Speaker Chloe Lieberman

Chloe Lieberman, Wild Abundance

Small-Scale Dairy Production:
Goats and Cows

Greg Peterson and a Mystery Guest

A Beginner's Step-By-Step Guide to Getting Your First Chickens

About Your Hosts

Kari Spencer is a popular gardening & homesteading speaker and author of the book City Farming: A How-To Guide to Growing Crops and Raising Livestock in Urban Spaces. 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. Kari created the online Urban Farm U Signature Course Urban Animals: How to Raise Chickens, Goats and More in Your Backyard, and will be presenting 3 modules for free during the Summit.

Greg Peterson has been digging his toes into the earth, listening to the plants, and experimenting wih progressive permaculture techniques in his yard for over 40 years. His 1/3-acre home in Phoenix, AZ has been converted into an entirely edible landscape open to the community for tours and classes, and his fruit tree program has resuted in the planting of over 10,000 fruit trees. Greg's mission is to show others that they too can realize the power, joy and deliciousness of urban farming! Greg received his Master's degree in Urban and Environmental Planning from Arizona State University, and has since taught at a trade school and even returned to his alma mater to teach Sustainable Food and Farms. He started UrbanFarm.org to build a community for urban farmers and home gardeners around the world to come for inspiration, education, and advice. His podcast, The Urban Farm Podcast, and his previous summit the Edible Backyard Summit, have garnered so much enthusiasm that Greg has decided to take things a step further with the Backyard Barnyard Summit.


When & Where is the Backyard Barnyard Summit? 

The Summit occurs online every day from 3pm-6pm Pacific Time from June 15-17.

How does the Edible Backyard Summit work?

Each day, the summit will begin with a guest presentation on a different aspect or technique for growing food in your yard. After that, Kari Spencer will present a different module from our online course, Growing Food the Basics, with a live Q&A afterward. So, in addition to all of the guest presentations, you will be getting free insider access to a course that people normally pay $197 for!

What if I miss something or can't make it to the entire summit?

No problem! Replays for each day will be available for 24 hours. You also have the option to invest in lifetime access to own the entire summit, plus the entire Urban Animals course, if you would like more time or want to return to the classes again and again.

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How will I know the schedule for each day? 

Once you sign up, you'll receive an email in your inbox with all of the details. You'll also receive an email every morning on the day of the summit with that day's schedule.

Is it really free?

Yes! The entire summit is free to attend live, and the replays of each day will be available for 24 hours. 

What if I have other questions?

Please email Support@UrbanFarm.org with additional questions.

Replays will be available for 24 hours, so don't worry if you can't make it to every session. Reserve your spot in the summit today.

Yes! Sign Up Now!