Longtime North Central resident Greg Peterson, owner of the Urban Farm, offers gardening and sustainable living workshops this fall.

Learn about what fruit trees work best in Arizona’s unfriendly soil and harsh climate during “All About Fruit Trees,” set for 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 15 at Whole Foods-Camelback, 4701 N. 20th St. This program is repeated at 7 p.m. on Oct. 16.

Join Peterson as he walks you through the three most important things to know about growing fruit trees in your yard. There is no set fee, but donations are welcome. No pre-registration needed.

Or, take advantage of a Fruit Tree Open House, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 8 at the Urban Farm, 6750 N. 13th Place. This is an annual event designed to give you first-hand experience of how fruit trees can be grown in an urban setting. More than 80 trees are growing on Peterson’s one-third acre. Peterson will lead tours at 8:15, 10 and 11:30 a.m. and will be on hand all morning to answer questions.

This is a free event; donations will be accepted. Pre-registration is requested.

For a workshop schedule or to register, visit http://urbanfarm.org/events. E-mail greg@urbanfarm.org for more information.




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