Welcome to the Valley and to the VPA! Thank you for your interest in volunteering. We're excited to have a strong connection with the Master Gardener community. We have lots of events through-out the year that often times require us to have volunteers who have a strong foundation in plant knowledge, so we're always looking to our wonderful MGs. As-a-matter-of-fact we currently have a strong need for MGs and MG Interns for the two upcoming Shade Tree events.
We ask MGs to be present and available for when workshop participants have questions regarding which tree(s) would best suit their needs. The participants can choose between: native mesquite, thornless mesquite, blue palo verde, thornless palo verde (desert museum), willow acacia, and desert acacia.
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, sign up for our newsletter, 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.
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 requested 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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