Sedona, AZ (April 6, 2012) – Last week the Gardens for Humanity hosted a week long series of workshops, sustainability panels, concerts, and talks. In Sedona, people are waking to the fact that the city is actually an island, only surrounded by forest rather than ocean. If transportation were to stop delivering food and supplies, the basic necessities could disappear rather quickly. But that’s only one reason for increasing awareness about urban farming: local grown food tends to be fresher and healthier. And, it’s cheaper. The carbon footprint from delivering food long distances can be eliminated through local production. Fact: the average food travels 1,500 miles from its origin to the marketplace. Growing food locally can also become a social activity and brings people together. Gets us back to our roots. And there is something nurturing about getting one’s hands in soil.
Greg Peterson gave a very inspiring talk about urban farming. He shows us how easy it can be to grow your own food. As simple as sticking your finger in the dirt, drop a couple seeds in the hole, and add water. Greg will tell you how simple it is to get started, and what one can do with a small plot in your own backyard.
The entire presentation is 44 minutes long. For your convenience, sedona.biz took the first 3 minutes and posted it with this story. If you want to know more about urban farming, the entire presentation can be found at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_liYW7diA5U
After watching Greg’s talk, you’ll be so excited you’ll want to get outside immediately and start your own urban farm.