Thousands of fruit trees will arrive in the Valley in January and February for the 20th annual Pop-Up Fruit Tree Nursery, a program that educates the public on urban farming and provides food for the community.
Participants of the program can pick from a plethora of trees producing dozens of fruits, including apples, peaches, apricots, plums, figs, pomegranates, olives, grapes and berries.
The pop-up nursery’s founder, Greg Peterson, says he started the event because he was tired of people buying trees from big box retailers that would never produce fruit.
“You can trust that investing your money, time and water will turn into a fruitful endeavor,” Peterson says. “I hand select and have grown out trees that will provide food for decades to come.”
Since its inception in 1999, the program has sold more than 50,000 trees that have produced nearly 4 million pounds of fruit.
Peterson has dedicated his life to urban farming and gardening, transforming his 1/3-acre home into The Urban Farm, where he empowers people to start their own urban farms through online and in-person classes and events like the Pop-Up Fruit Tree Nursery.
During the event, Peterson will answer questions and offer tips on how to plant and maintain new trees. Participants can also purchase gardening supplies.
Pop-Up Fruit Tree Nursery
January 16-18, 23-25, 31 & February 1, 7, 8, 15, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
4549 N. 7th St., Phoenix