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March 2017 Planting Guide

Hi Folks, I just posted on my external blog the March planting information (what you can plant in the low desert in March), gardening tips…

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

May Planting Tips

Hi Folks, I'm including the link of my last year's May Planting Tips (which has links to prior years - extra good information). May Plant…

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

Where to get organic garden soil in Phoenix area - bulk 10 yards.

I am just finishing building a 42' raised garden in the backyard, and need to fill it with about 10 yards of some premium organic soil.  Do…

Started by SkinnyBytes in All about Gardens, Farms, Turf, Yards (Permaculture Zones 1-5)Latest 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! :)

2002 on Monday
Local Food Issues and Our GrwoGreen Urban Farm Solutions
by Tim Amlaw

Fruit Trees, Edible Trees and Bushes

fruit trees, berries, mesquite, moringa

295 Oct 27, 2016
Reply by Elena Putman

Shade Trees

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

9 Oct 30, 2015
Reply by Erica (Dawnfire)

Chickens and Other Livestock

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

539 Sep 16, 2016
Reply by Shelly Honn

Full Systems--Homesteading/Permaculture in Action

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

134 Aug 27, 2016
Foxfire - 50 Years Later
by Catherine, The Herb Lady

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.

1205 Apr 6
Reply by Jenny Mertes

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.

121 Sep 16, 2016
Reply by Catherine, The Herb Lady

Community Events

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

188 on Sunday
Reply by Kate Radosevic

Compost/Vermicomposting (worms)

82 Apr 13
Continuing the "Where to Get Worms"
by Vanessa Estrada


16 Dec 15, 2014
Reply by raf evan

Insects and Wild Visitors

Pests, Pollinators, Wildlife

103 Jul 9, 2016
Got Honey Bees...want to find them a good home?
by Rod Reynolds

Local Living (zoning, trends, legislation, communities)

44 Sep 8, 2016
Glendale Residents: City of Glendale accepting applications and bids for a community farm or garden.
by Catherine, The Herb Lady

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?)....

119 Aug 17, 2016
Kefir Grains - west valley
by Doris

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

101 Jan 4, 2016
Water harvesting/permaculture classes starting Jan 19!
by Lindsay Ignatowski


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