Don't miss out - make 2020 your healthiest year yet by growing your own fruits & vegetables. Summit starts in... 


2020 Edible Backyard Summit

4 days of expert-led presentations revealing the BEST strategies for growing food at home. Free online event September 15-18, 2020

How the Edible Backyard Summit Will Level Up Your Life: 

  • Get a comprehensive understanding of exactly what you need to do to start your garden (or maintain a garden you already have)
  • Feel confident that you have the tools you need to grow successfully and become more self-reliant
  • Share the bounty with your friends, family, and neighbors... and WOW them with just how delicious homegrown food can be.
  • Daily live Q&As so you can get your questions answered by experts with decades of experience
  • 4 hours of content from our popular Growing Food the Basics course will be offered for free over 4 days!
  • Feel inspired and supported by a community of food growers attending this event from around the world
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Meet the Experts and their Presentation Topics:

Greg Peterson, Urban Farm U Founder

Your host!

Kari Spencer, Owner of The Micro Farm Project & creator of Growing Food the Basics

Your host! Plus, presenting Growing Food the Basics classes

Jessica Smith

How to Boost Plant Health
for a Vibrant Garden

Robert Pavlis

Selecting the Right Soil & Fertilizer
for Gardens, Raised Beds,
and Containers

Matt Arthur

Bokashi Composting:
Anaerobic Composting at Any Scale

Mystery Speaker

Presentation to be announced

About Your Hosts

Kari Spencer

Greg Peterson

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 Growing Food the Basics, and will be releasing 5 of the 7 modules for free during the Edible Backyard 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 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, has been so fun and successful that he has decided to expand his reach to even more people by starting the Edible Backyard Summit.


When is the Edible Backyard Summit? 

The Edible Backyard Summit runs each day from 3pm through 5:30pm on September 15, 16, 17, and 18.

How does the Edible Backyard Summit work?

Each day at 3pm, the Summit will begin with an expert-led presentation on some aspect of growing food that will level up your backyard garden (or give you the tools to get started). After the guest presentation, Urban Farm U faculty Kari Spencer will present a different module from our Signature Online Course, Growing Food the Basics. At the end of each presentation, there will be a live Q&A and the opportunity to ask the presenters your questions. We normally sell Growing Food the Basics for $297, so this Summit is your free ticket to get insider access to several modules from the course.

Our theme for the September 2020 Edible Backyard Summit is SOIL, and by the end of the 4 days you will feel confident in creating the best possible soil for your healthy plants.

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 purchase lifetime access to own all of the Summit presentations, plus the entire Growing Food the Basics course, if you need more time or want to return to the classes again and again.

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 so that you don't miss a thing.

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 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 free spot in the summit today.

Yes! Sign Up Now!