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Still Time to Register for the Food Farm and Finance Forum This Thursday at the Desert Botanical Gardens

Discounts are available for farmers and students -Full 2-day is lowered to $69 and 1-day is $39.2-day code: studentfull1-day code: student1dayThis year’s Food and Farm Finance Forum is for farmers,…Continue

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Started May 16, 2016

Beginning Farmer Workshop - Turning Dreams Into Reality: Starting a Farm in Arizona
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There’s one week left to register for Turning Dreams Into Reality: Starting a Farm in Arizona, the two-day workshop for new and prospective farmers in Arizona. Join us on Tuesday May 20th and…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Cindy Gentry May 15, 2014.

Tempe Community Market to Open Sunday, March 2nd!
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Hope to see you there!Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ericka Mar 10, 2014.

Tempe Community Market starts Sunday March 2nd!

Hope you can be there to get this new farmers market off to a great start!…Continue

Started Feb 22, 2014

 

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Still Time to Register for the Food Farm and Finance Forum This Thursday at the Desert Botanical Gardens

Discounts are available for farmers and students -Full 2-day is lowered to $69 and 1-day is $39.2-day code: studentfull1-day code: student1dayThis year’s Food and Farm Finance Forum is for farmers, producers, students, nonprofit professionals, policy makers, funders and consumers alike, with daily offerings tailored to the needs of everyone in the food system. Workshops and training will feature wholesale marketing and food safety, nutrition and social justice, permaculture and sustainability,…See More
May 16, 2016
Cindy Gentry replied to Catherine, The Herb Lady's discussion July and August Planting Tips
"Thank you very much Catherine - will try things differently this year now and hopefully more successfully!"
Jun 25, 2014
Cindy Gentry replied to Cindy Gentry's discussion Beginning Farmer Workshop - Turning Dreams Into Reality: Starting a Farm in Arizona
"Great - thanks! There will be lots of information and connections to make!"
May 15, 2014
Patty Thomsen replied to Cindy Gentry's discussion Beginning Farmer Workshop - Turning Dreams Into Reality: Starting a Farm in Arizona
"That sounds like a lot of fun! I'm going to try to attend even though I don't have any farm land."
May 14, 2014
Cindy Gentry posted a discussion

Beginning Farmer Workshop - Turning Dreams Into Reality: Starting a Farm in Arizona

There’s one week left to register for Turning Dreams Into Reality: Starting a Farm in Arizona, the two-day workshop for new and prospective farmers in Arizona. Join us on Tuesday May 20th and Wednesday May 21st from 7:30 AM to 5 PM. Visit link below for more info. Beginning Farmer Workshop Flyer…See More
May 13, 2014
Ericka replied to Cindy Gentry's discussion Tempe Community Market to Open Sunday, March 2nd!
"Trying to locate Mike, he was at the Tempe Community Market this Sunday and had wool to share. I remember who I know who is a weaver! The gal next to my booth is a weaver, she was selling her soaps. Hope you reply or PM me through this site."
Mar 10, 2014
Cindy Gentry replied to Cindy Gentry's discussion Tempe Community Market to Open Sunday, March 2nd!
"Thank you for your inquiry Jody. She will need to prepare and produce her jams and pickles in a county-approved kitchen, and have a permit to do so. Also, she will need to get a food handlers card. Please call Maricopa County Environmental Services…"
Feb 25, 2014
Jennifer Wadsworth replied to Cindy Gentry's discussion Tempe Community Market to Open Sunday, March 2nd!
"Woo hoo!  Let us know how it goes!  Will you be part of the Community Exchange booth or have your own? "
Feb 25, 2014
Ericka replied to Cindy Gentry's discussion Tempe Community Market to Open Sunday, March 2nd!
":) Looking forward to the Market this Sunday!!!"
Feb 25, 2014
Jody kerr replied to Cindy Gentry's discussion Tempe Community Market to Open Sunday, March 2nd!
"My wife was curious about selling her Jams/Pickles/Etc. What is necessary for that sort of thing? Any licenses, permits, etc?"
Feb 25, 2014
Jennifer Wadsworth replied to Cindy Gentry's discussion Tempe Community Market to Open Sunday, March 2nd!
"Yes - the "Woods Farmette" produces excellent products.  Just purchased a couple of tomato plants from them - WOW are they healthy."
Feb 22, 2014
Cindy Gentry replied to Cindy Gentry's discussion Tempe Community Market to Open Sunday, March 2nd!
"thank you Jen for all your support! and i am truly excited that the CE is expanding and making it possible for backyard and community gardeners to not only sell their surplus, but come together in common cause! Also excited that the Woods Farmette…"
Feb 22, 2014
Jennifer Wadsworth replied to Cindy Gentry's discussion Tempe Community Market to Open Sunday, March 2nd!
"CAN'T WAIT!!! Thank you, Cindy, for all your hard work making this happen. And I'm really excited that the Community Exchange table will be part of this market."
Feb 22, 2014
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Feb 22, 2014
Scott S replied to Cindy Gentry's discussion Backyard garden maintenance services and support programs
"Yes, I can install aquaponics, hydroponics, soil gardens, ponds, etc.. I grow and maintain growing things for a living in the valley. Scott"
Feb 9, 2014
Cindy Gentry replied to Cindy Gentry's discussion Backyard garden maintenance services and support programs
"thank you Scott - do you install aquaponic gardens also then? - i will email you with the lady's name on your regular email. sincerely, Cindy"
Feb 9, 2014

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I have more than twenty-five years’ experience with non-profit hunger prevention and healthy food systems development and have worked statewide to nurture local food production, distribution and access capacities, and to support local farmers’ markets.

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At 2:17pm on January 3, 2014, Class Coordinator said…

Hi, Cindy,

Happy new year and thanks for joining the VPA website! We hope you will find lots of helpful information in our forum and take advantage of our groups to connect with people who share your interests. We encourage you to actively participate.

VPA also offers classes and garden tours as well as lots of volunteer opportunities.

If you have any questions or suggestions, please let us know. My email is classes@vpaaz.org and you can reach Kate, the Volunteer Manager, via kate@vpaaz.org

Best wishes,

Susan
Class Coordinator

PS:
Want another way to connect with VPA? Look for us on Facebook.  (https://www.facebook.com/ValleyPermacultureAlliance) and Twitter (@vpapermie).

 
 
 

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