[Source: Sadie Jo Smokey, Arizona Republic] — In 2001, longtime north-central Phoenix resident Greg Peterson created a revolutionary concept called the Urban Farm. His ranch-style home, near 13th Place and Glendale Avenue, which he opens to the public on monthly tours, features a fruit orchard, chickens, solar applications, recycled building materials, rainwater, and gray-water harvesting.
Peterson, 47, is one of the Valley’s most influential voices on sustainable living. From his Web site, he shares articles and living-green tips. He will give a lecture and answer questions at 7 p.m. Monday at Changing Hands Bookstore, 6428 S. McClintock Drive, Tempe. Details: 480-730-0205 or e-mail. [Note: To read the full article, click here.]