A summit this weekend is expected to draw crowds to central Phoenix to learn about a hip hobby with old-fashioned roots. The Grow Phoenix summit will also mark the beginning of a new farm market designed to help those who want to learn to grow their own food.
The summit will take over the North Phoenix Baptist Church at Bethany Home and Central Avenue from 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.
Experts will speak on a variety of topics from the simplest of lessons on backyard farming to advanced aquaponics and seed saving.
It'll also be the debut of the Uptown Phoenix Grower's Market which will work with the wildly popular Uptown Phoenix Farmer's Market helping hopeful "green thumbers" discover the tools they need to get growing.
The keynote speaker at the morning breakfast will be from the "Whole Kids Foundation" which is the nonprofit founded by Whole Foods Markets that introduces gardening programs in select schools across the country.
Tickets to Saturday's summit are still available at a cost $20. Info and tickets are available at growphx.com.