Greg Peterson has been digging his toes into the earth, listening to the plants, and experimenting with 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 resulted 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!
Founder, Bee Oasis
Don has been a gardener for almost 50 years both in Phoenix and London. He went to college for horticulture [you know how the Brits love their gardens], and did an apprenticeship for 3 years then college for a one year program for landscaping. He has a lot of experience in design, install, and maintenance. He is the lead instructor of the Permaculture Design Course in Phoenix, AZ.
General Manager, Urban Farm U
Janis is the General Manager at The Urban Farm. Here she oversees several major projects including the Fruit Tree Education Program, The Urban Farm Podcast, the annual Permaculture Design Course, as well as the online educational classes, chats, and summits. While Greg is the visionary at The Urban Farm, Janis is the Implementer – using her superpowers as a project manager to make things happen and keep them on task.