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Is anyone grinding their own meat or making sausage?
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Hi!I'd like to start making sausage and grinding my own meat. Does anyone have a hand grinder they would recommend?Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Chris Dec 6, 2013.

Prickly pears free harvesting from Farm in San Tan Valley

Hi All.A lady in San tan Valley is letting folks come and harvest prickly pears from her farm this saturday. She has room for 10 more people. Its free. She will also show how to can and preserve the…Continue

Started Aug 22, 2013

Prickly Pears
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Sorry if this seems like a dumb question but I'm going to ask anyway. Where do I find prickly pears?MichelleContinue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Powell Gammill Aug 27, 2015.

 

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Powell Gammill replied to Michelle S. Hawkins's discussion Prickly Pears
Aug 27, 2015
Charles Lucking replied to Michelle S. Hawkins's discussion Prickly Pears
"Just in case this discussion gets revived now that we're in the future.... I was at the Musical Instruments Museum last night for a concert, and their prickly pears in front were the most packed-on with huge fruit of any that I've seen in…"
Aug 26, 2015
Michelle S. Hawkins replied to Catherine, The Herb Lady's discussion Homemade Onion Soup Mix in the group Growing Gourmet
"I dehydrated some vidalias in a round dehydrator. The smell was heavenly. I had to use my old fashioned chopper. The large pieces that dehydrated but were not crushable, I separeted and used in soups.. The rest I crushed in a wooden pestle. I'm…"
Apr 23, 2014
Michelle S. Hawkins commented on heather rutter's blog post Citrus citrus citrus!
"Hi just coming on site. Is fruit still available?"
Feb 12, 2014
Michelle S. Hawkins replied to OceanLyons's discussion Making yogurt at home...
"Thanks Catherine. I was not sure whether it had to go to 185 or less. I think I'm going for the Greek yogurt."
Jan 5, 2014
Michelle S. Hawkins replied to OceanLyons's discussion Making yogurt at home...
"Do the same rules apply if you're using raw milk."
Jan 5, 2014
Michelle S. Hawkins replied to grrlscout's discussion Fermented food and drinks in the group Growing Gourmet
"Thanks for the thread. I was surprised at how easy t was to make ginger ale. I've been keeping two bottles going at a time.  Now to try the kefir drinks."
Dec 15, 2013
Michelle S. Hawkins replied to Becky P's discussion Garden Book Reviews - What are your favorites?
"Great info. Appreciate especially the books on gardening in the desert which really has its own challenges."
Dec 7, 2013
Michelle S. Hawkins commented on Dustin Ridley's photo
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Elevated Vegetable Planter

"What's the dimensions of the red wood planter?"
Dec 7, 2013
Michelle S. Hawkins commented on Dustin Ridley's photo
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Elevated Vegetable Planter

"Thanks I want to move into a house or condo early next year. The first floor apartment end unit where I currently live in is open in the back and people walk through like its a regular walk way. Will contact you to do this once I move. Really love…"
Dec 7, 2013
Michelle S. Hawkins commented on Dustin Ridley's photo
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Elevated Vegetable Planter

"I am in knee braces and a leg brace so it would have to be elevated.With recycled materials do you know the source of the wood so that there are no contaminants in the wood?"
Dec 7, 2013
Michelle S. Hawkins commented on Dustin Ridley's photo
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"What do you charge for the planter."
Dec 7, 2013
Michelle S. Hawkins commented on Dustin Ridley's photo
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Raised Bed Project

"What's the square footage for this.?"
Dec 7, 2013
Chris replied to Michelle S. Hawkins's discussion Is anyone grinding their own meat or making sausage?
"If you want a quality unit at a wide variety of prices, depends on what you need for horsepower, etc... go to Cabela's. http://www.cabelas.com/catalog/browse/_/N-1101292?WTz_l=SBC%3BMMcat104798880 They have excellent products overall and better…"
Dec 6, 2013
Michelle S. Hawkins replied to Michelle S. Hawkins's discussion Is anyone grinding their own meat or making sausage?
"Thanks all for the info. I want to start making my own ground meat and sausages.  I don't have a kitchenaid. What's a good quality electric brand if I can't find a good hand crank grinder."
Dec 5, 2013
Chris replied to Michelle S. Hawkins's discussion Is anyone grinding their own meat or making sausage?
"Unlike the old one, of decades ago, I think the Gefu is the only decent hand cranked one being made currently.  That said, decent electric ones are fairly cheap and way faster to use. :) I completely agree with Brigit about grinding."
Dec 4, 2013

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At 7:41am on October 24, 2013, Phyllis G. Crecelius said…

I hope to get there by the time it starts.  If you can't find me there, call 480-236-4754

At 7:09am on March 2, 2013, Volunteer Manager said…

Hi Michelle,

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 Thursday, March 14th 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.

Best Regards,

Kat Farris

Volunteer Manager

Kat@vpaaz.org

602-413-5700

At 8:12am on February 27, 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.

 

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