Food Day Workshops

Six guest speakers will present quick, infomative 20-minute presentations.  A great opportunity to increase your knowledge and experience all that Food Day has to offer.

The Maricopa County Food System Coalition is the proud sponsor of Phoenix Food Day Workshops.  The  newly formed Coalition's mission is to support and grow a food system in Maricopa County that is equitable, healthy, sustainable, and thriving.



Upper Floor, Phoenix City Council Chambers, 200 W. Jefferson (adjacent to the outdoor Phoenix Food Day event.)



Dr. George Brooks Jr.

Nxt Horizon Group

10 a.m. to 10: 30 a.m.

The Power of Aquaponics

How to grow fish, greens, shrimp and really really smart kids through aquaponics


​​Greg Peterson

The Urban Farm      

​10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Food System 3.0  

Be inspired to "embrace your greenness" and learn how to create food in your own back and front yard.

Rachel Morningstar

Local First Arizona         

11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.


Learn about Arizona's largest and most comprehensive online local foods directory; how to find anything from local apples to honey and farmers markets or community gardens near you.

View the GoodFoodFinder AZ website.

Connie Ballard

Maricopa County Office of Nutrition and Physical Activity

11:30 a.m. to Noon

Tips for Eating Healthy on a Budget – Ways to Stretch Your Food Dollars

Registered Dietitian Nutritionist will share tips on how to eat healthfully on a budget.

View the 10 Tips for Eating Healthy on a Budget Presentation.

Jayson Matthews

Valley of the Sun United Way

​1 p.m. to 1:30pm             

​Hunger in Maricopa County
Hunger impacts our residents and the economy.  Learn about what can be done to address hunger and its root causes.

View the United to End Hunger Presentation.

Paris Masek


1:30 p.m. to 2 p.m.

​Edible Landscaping

Edible can come from just outside your home or office window: plant to eat—eat what you plant—repurpose what is left over.