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July Planting Tips

Hi Folks, July PLANTING:Most of the planting in July and August is by seed for fall production/harvest. Consider this: If you want pumpkin…

Started by Catherine, The Herb Lady in All about Gardens, Farms, Turf, Yards (Permaculture Zones 1-5)Latest Reply

Fall 2015 Permaculture Design Course – Phoenix

Fall 2015 Permaculture Design Course – Phoenix The Phoenix Permaculture Design Course Returns! – a Phoenix tradition (with a 5 year gap in…

Started by Powell Gammill in Community EventsLatest Reply

BALLE Conference Coming to Phoenix in June

Local First Arizona is playing host to the 13th annual BALLE Conference in Phoenix! This is the national forum for thought leaders who are…

Started by Helene Tack in Community EventsLatest Reply

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All about Gardens, Farms, Turf, Yards (Permaculture Zones 1-5)

Gardening, farming, landscape design, seed storage, native plants; everything relevant to these topics and more in one handy place! Click the RSS link! :)

1874 yesterday
Reply by MaryMcP

Fruit Trees, Edible Trees and Bushes

fruit trees, berries, mesquite, moringa

242 11 hours ago
Reply by Peggy Sorensen

Shade Trees

shade trees, mesquite, palo verde, desert willow, willow acacia, desert adapted, low water usage

8 Apr 17
Reply by Teri Reiter

Chickens and Other Livestock

chickens, geese, ducks, quail, goats, sheep, pigs, etc. Please post animals for sale, trade or free in Community Bazaar.

534 Jun 25
Buff Orph Rooster needs rehoming
by Lisa Schoop

Full Systems--Homesteading/Permaculture in Action

When your topic overlaps many food, plant, animal water and energy systems at once.

128 Dec 12, 2014
Don't Forget, VPA Discussion Forums Are Updating
by Pamelle Easterling

General Discussion (if it doesn't fit in another category)

If the other categories don't suit you your post (NO POLITICS or ADVERTISEMENTS), post here.

1183 Jun 14
Lawn Chair Recliner for Sale at a Discount.
by janet wanicke

Alt Energy

23 Dec 12, 2014
Don't Forget, VPA Discussion Forums Are Updating
by Pamelle Easterling

Community Bazaar

Livestock, items/services for trade, sale or free--Valley Permaculture Alliance does not endorse products or services sold by members through this website. While it is permissible to alert fellow members of services/sales you offer, VPA reserves the right to delete any posts deemed inappropriate. Posts will be removed after one month or after item is no longer available.

111 Jun 18
Reply by Powell Gammill

Community Events

Post your community event - yoga hikes, work parties, plays, open houses, etc here.

177 Jun 26
Reply by Powell Gammill

Compost/Vermicomposting (worms)

76 May 30
Reply by Powell Gammill


17 Dec 15, 2014
Reply by rafael evangel

Insects and Wild Visitors

Pests, Pollinators, Wildlife

99 Jun 18
Lady bug!
by Powell Gammill

Local Living (zoning, trends, legislation, communities)

42 Feb 16
The Fight for GMO Labeling
by MaryMcP

The "Self" (food, health, hygiene, family etc.--Permaculture Zone 00)

All person-based discussions including personal health methods (homeopathy, diet/nutrituion), family and child rearing discussions, personal care (shampoo or not?)....

115 May 8
Reply by Jerry Schuld

Water: Rain water, Greywater, Water harvesting, Water Supply, etc

100 Jun 3
Reply by Aparna Thatte