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Pop-up nurseries to feature fruit trees

Greg Peterson, owner of The Urban Farm, has announced the dates for his fruit tree pop-up nursery events in January as part of his annual Fruit Tree Program. Thousands of trees are set to arrive in Phoenix and are ripe for picking.

Greg Peterson, owner of The Urban Farm, shows off some of the trees that will be available for purchase this winter and spring at pop-up nurseries in North Central Phoenix (submitted photo).

Shoppers can choose from an incredible selection of deciduous trees such as apples, peaches, apricots, plums, figs, and berries. Tropical fruit trees and citrus trees will be available at events in February and March.

“I am really excited about all that The Urban Farm has to offer,” says Peterson. “I hand select trees that will continue to grow and provide food for you year after year.”

Over the last 27 years, Peterson has made a name for himself in the urban farming and gardening community, transforming his 1/3-acre home in North Central Phoenix into what is known as The Urban Farm.

The Pop-Up Nursery will take place Jan. 20-21 and 27-28, as well as Feb. 3-4, at 4549 N. 7th St. Hours will be 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Peterson will answer questions throughout the day and offer tips on how to plant and nurture new trees. Gardening supplies will also be available for purchase. Vilardi Gardens will be on hand to offer other plants and vegetables for your landscape. Prices of fruit trees, berries and grapes begin at just $10.

“I have helped plant more than 15,000 fruit trees around the Valley and I know we have thousands and thousands more to go,” says Peterson.

For more information on The Urban Farm, visit www.Urbanfarm.org or follow it on Facebook at Facebook.com/TheUrbanFarm.

 

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