Greg Peterson

I am a writer, teacher, and lecturer on many aspects of sustainability, green living and permaculture. My passion is to present the concepts of green so that average people can conceptualize and implement sustainability concepts into their own lives. I have been a contributing writer for Phoenix Magazine for two years and for Edible Phoenix for three years. My column, aptly named The Green Guy, is available for syndication. I am also available for speaking on green and sustainability topics for organizations.

My favorite work is in the realm of developing positive conversations around living green and am available for consulting in that arena. I recently started work with an arts organization to develop a powerful green conversation around a nationally known art exhibit.

In 2001, I created a new concept called the Urban Farm (, a real world environmental showcase home in the heart of Phoenix, Arizona. I applied my extensive background to transform this 1950’s built tract home into an innovative holistic home site. The Urban Farm features an entirely edible landscape, including over 70 fruit trees, rainwater and greywater harvesting, three solar applications, and extensive use of reclaimed and recycled building materials. The site is opened periodically throughout the year to the public and offers classes, lectures and tours.

In 2004, I partnered with Don Titmus to create the nonprofit Phoenix Permaculture Guild ( I served as the director and organizer of the organization from its inception until December of 2008.

In 2006, along with his business partner Amy, I launched YourGuideToGreen (, an internet portal designed to inspire mainstream consumers to go green by providing the right information and product at the right time in a fun, easy-to-understand, guilt-free way.

Additionally, Amy and I host a weekly green living podcast called Freshly Green! (

Specialties: • Living Green, What Does it Mean?

  • Stop Recycling…Say What?
  • Save Money, Live Green
  • Edible Landscaping, What it is?
  • Greywater and Rainwater Harvesting, Uses, Installations
  • Permaculture
  • Sustainability, What the heck does it mean?
  • Greening Your Home, Life, the World
  • Urban Orcharding, Urban Fruit Production
  • Urban Food Systems, Chickens, Composting, Desert Gardening
  • Living Green and Your Health
  • The Green Living Continuum
  • Community and Food Integration,

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ID Event Name Duration Start Date
UE-1712 Home Grown Food Summit 2020 34 Weeks May 4, 2020
UE-333 Home Grown Food Summit 95 Weeks March 7, 2016