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Mesquite Tree Harvest - Scouting Locations Now!

Hey everyone, VPA is currently looking for mesquite trees for a bean harvesting event.  If you have mesquite trees with ripe beans still on…

Started by Van PattersonLatest Reply

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Where to locate sugar cane in the home garden

Hello Permies! I'm planing on putting in some sugar cane someplace in the garden and I'm not sure where the best place to plant it is.  Eve…

Started by Silvia Messmer

22 May 27
Reply by Liz & Dan

In search of native grasses

Hi, I'm trying to find a source or a spot to aquire some native grasses. like az fescue,blue gama, cotton top. Reason being I want to plant…

Started by chris trammell

8 Sep 8, 2015
Reply by chris trammell

Am Running out of steam on my edible desert yard project

Hey VPA!!! I need some help completing a modest city lot with large ambitions! I have contoured a flat lot with peripheral berms and intern…

Started by Martha Bayer Harvey

3 Jul 23, 2015
Reply by Martha Bayer Harvey

Mesquite tree source

Does anyone know of a source of native mesquite trees in the east valley? I am looking for a Honey Mesquite so I can harvest the beans, and…

Started by Tracey Chacon

13 May 22, 2015
Reply by Kate Radosevic

SEEKING STRAW BALES...And Wood Chips...

Looking for just 4 +/- reasonably affordable straw bales (organic "preferably" but not required) to purchase at this late winter time of ye…

Started by Jeff Adams

0 Feb 18, 2015

info on Edible wild foods of the sonoran desert

   I am looking for nutritional info on Palo Verde tree seeds and flowers, also mesquite trees, also what is edible on desert willow and de…

Started by Shamar sherburne

2 Nov 10, 2014
Reply by DePhane Marcelle

ISO Sonoran passion vine seeds

Does anyone have seeds from a Sonoran passion vine?  Or a vine I could get cuttings from?

Started by Silvia Messmer

3 Oct 27, 2014
Reply by Silvia Messmer

How can we get a group event for milling olives started?

I live near a street that has older fruiting olive trees. I have harvested for curing but would love to take some to the Queen Creek Olive…

Started by Kim

1 Oct 7, 2014
Reply by Liz & Dan

Mesquite Tree Harvest - Scouting Locations Now!

Hey everyone, VPA is currently looking for mesquite trees for a bean harvesting event.  If you have mesquite trees with ripe beans still on…

Started by Van Patterson

0 Jul 2, 2014

Growing Chayote (Vegetable Pears): Dine Like An Aztec (Mother Earth News Article)

Growing Chayote (Vegetable Pears): Dine Like An Aztec Learn how to grow chayote, a delicious and versatile Mexican staple, including chayo…

Started by Liz & Dan

4 Jan 23, 2014
Reply by Liz & Dan

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