Urban Farm Nursery and Home Ec Department Part of Major Redevelopment at Former Citrus Nursery in North Central Phoenix
There's new life -- literally -- at an old citrus nursery on 12th Street just north of Glendale Ave. in North Central Phoenix. It's the brand new Urban Farm Nursery (the first all edible nursery in Phoenix) and its education component, The Home Ec Department. In the somewhat near future, the spot will also include two new restaurants, a coffee shop, event space, loads of parking (over 100 spots) and an orchard with stone fruit trees.
Jennifer Woods The photo on the left features the edible greenery planted just outside the nursery gates. That's Heather Taylor on the right as you will usually find her, with a wide brimmed hat, enjoying the outdoors.
Greg Peterson, Heather Taylor, and Shannon Boomer are heading up the current activities. You may not recognize Peterson by name, but he's got quite the resume as Phoenix's original Urban Farmer. Co-founder of the Valley Permaculture Alliance, Peterson had more than 55 speaking engagements in just a month and a half at the end of last year. Wow.
He knew that the home gardening landscape was changing when over 325 people attended his discussion at Changing Hands about "Starting Your Own Urban Farm." He usually pulls in 30 or 40 people at these types of events.
7120 N. 12th St., Phoenix, AZ