Learn how to plant and care for that proverbial pear tree this Saturday, February 12 at a Fruit Tree Class at Bakers Nursery, 3414 North 40th Street in Phoenix. The 2-hour course begins at 9:30.
Not sure how to fertilize your new fruity friend? On Sunday, Peterson's attention turns to raising chickens. The hands-on class includes instruction on feeding and care, plus how to tell a good egg from a bad one. Class will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, February 13 at The Urban Farm in Phoenix. A $15 donation is suggested for either class.
In case you're wondering what kind of outdoor nut spends his weekends with plants and birds instead of diddling with his Wii, Peterson has a pretty impressive pedigree. He has a Master's in Urban and Environmental Planning from ASU and regularly writes for the sustainability mag, Edible Phoenix.