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Dead or Alive
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Cant tell if my Santa Rose Plum is still dormant or dead... all branches still have plenty of flex in them, no dry  cracking branches.  I cant see no buds so i scratched off some bark to see if the…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Xenia Mar 1, 2016.

soil for growing fruit trees in containers
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anyone have a soil combination for growing some fruit trees in containers? last year i tried half singh compost with half pioneer sandyloom.  the tree for some reason didnt like and ended being fire…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Lauren Sep 15, 2015.

grapes and citrus
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got some citrus trees and grapes(six already in the ground) i took out every other grape and put in the citrus in.  just wondering if i should remove the rest of the grapes and let them grow with the…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by duhh Mar 11, 2015.

compost vs manure
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my raised garden is against the north face wall so.... no sun for me yet, but getting everything ready, should add manure or singh farm compost.  Last year i had a very good crop of chiles and…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Powell Gammill Jan 23, 2015.


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At 12:55pm on May 15, 2013, Volunteer Manager said…

Welcome to the VPA! 

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with the VPA when signing-up to become an on-line member.  We are hosting a Volunteer Orientation at the VPA Office on Tuesday, May 21st at 6:30pm-8:00pm.  Please RSVP here.  I also encourage you to join the “Volunteer” Group to stay alerted of all the volunteer opportunities we have available.  You, the Volunteer, make it possible for the VPA to accomplish our mission of inspiring sustainable urban living in the desert southwest.

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Kat Farris

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At 4:30pm on May 1, 2013, Peggy Aarmstrong said…

is the purpose of the deep hole to put back loose dirt beneath the plant?  So it is not sitting on compacted soil.

At 3:24pm on April 30, 2013, Lucy A Lieberman said…

Thank you for choosing to join the Valley Permaculture Alliance, a local 501C3 non-profit education organization that offers classes, training, activities, tours, events and demonstrations on various aspects of sustainable living around the Greater Phoenix Valley. You can read more about the VPA on the ‘About Us’ page, and explore the many groups and resources this Ning “social networking site” has to offer, as well as customize your own Profile Page and connect with new like-minded friends. By signing up as a member you are also signed up for our weekly newsletter which gives you descriptions of classes offered each weeks and dates for upcoming events.


You’re encouraged to browse the discussions, blogs, videos, comments to get a feel for our incredibly resourceful community, and to share your interests as well. There are many volunteer opportunities to assist with classes and events, so please let me know if you are interested in helping out when available.


We offer a variety of classes to our members on a fee basis ($15 or more) that goes toward venue hard-costs, also to our experienced and knowledgeable instructors, as well as to support the non-profit in providing quality education for improving our health, our communities and environment. See what classes you may be interested in attending by clicking our events tab, and feel free to contact us with any questions.

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