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Free Agave Sprouts!

I have a stalk full of Agave desmettiana bulbils if anyone wants some.  They make great ornamentals and are a nice, medium size agave.Email me and I'll let you know where to pick them up.…Continue

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Started Jul 20, 2014

Upcoming Carob, Mesquite, and Saguaro harvests - THIS WEEKEND JULY 12th and 13th!

Just a reminder that we have two edible desert harvest events coming up fast.  Click the links below to RSVP:Carob Harvest – Saturday 7/12 – Mesa …Continue

Started Jul 9, 2014

Upcoming Carob, Mesquite, and Saguaro harvests - THIS WEEKEND JULY 12th and 13th!

Just a reminder that we have two edible desert harvest events coming up fast.  Click the links below to RSVP:Carob Harvest – Saturday 7/12 – Mesa …Continue

Started Jul 9, 2014

Upcoming Carob, Mesquite, and Saguaro harvests - THIS WEEKEND JULY 12th and 13th!

Just a reminder that we have two edible desert harvest events coming up fast.  Click the links below to RSVP:Carob Harvest – Saturday 7/12 – Mesa …Continue

Started Jul 9, 2014

 

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Van Patterson replied to Debbie Fishell's discussion Organic, Non-GMO Moringa Oleifera Seeds
"Hi Debbie, I would like to get some of these seeds from you.   Thanks!   Van Patterson vanpatterson@gmail.com"
Jul 20, 2014
Van Patterson posted a discussion

Free Agave Sprouts!

I have a stalk full of Agave desmettiana bulbils if anyone wants some.  They make great ornamentals and are a nice, medium size agave.Email me and I'll let you know where to pick them up.vanpatterson@gmail.comSee More
Jul 20, 2014
Van Patterson posted discussions
Jul 9, 2014
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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 the trees or know of locations that might be good for harvesting, please let me know (reply to this discussion or email me).Thanks!Vanvanpatterson@gmail.comSee More
Jul 2, 2014
Van Patterson added a discussion to the group Native & Perennial Foods
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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 the trees or know of locations that might be good for harvesting, please let me know (reply to this discussion or email me).Thanks!Vanvanpatterson@gmail.comSee More
Jul 2, 2014
Van Patterson commented on Class Coordinator's group Edible Desert Social Committee
"Hey everyone, VPA is currently looking for mesquite trees for a bean harvesting event.  If you have mesquite trees with ripe beans still on the trees or know of locations that might be good for harvesting, please let me know. Thanks!"
Jul 2, 2014
Jody kerr replied to Van Patterson's discussion Need Help Constructing Home Garden!
"While I have the complete design in my head it's a bit of an evolutionary process. We started out front two seasons ago and are progressively working into the back yard. The challenge here is integrating the garden into the overall layout…"
Dec 16, 2013
Van Patterson replied to Van Patterson's discussion Need Help Constructing Home Garden!
"All great advice.  Thanks!  Will post a few pics. Are you currently building or adding to your vegetable garden?  "
Dec 16, 2013
Jody kerr replied to Van Patterson's discussion Need Help Constructing Home Garden!
"I'd recommend taking pencil to paper and start drawing out your garden. When you complete design you can post an image of it here and I'll bet people will have lots of valuable commentary.   As to the physical labour bit, I've…"
Dec 16, 2013
Van Patterson replied to Van Patterson's discussion Need Help Constructing Home Garden!
"Well, I want to do whatever I can to learn (construction, irrigation, materials, etc.) but I  need some help starting and then with construction with someone more knowledgeable than myself. We have a drip system that could be revamped for the…"
Dec 16, 2013
Jody kerr replied to Van Patterson's discussion Need Help Constructing Home Garden!
"What sort of help are you looking for? Design, Planning, Irrigation, labor?"
Dec 16, 2013
Van Patterson posted a discussion

Need Help Constructing Home Garden!

Does anyone know where to find good help to construct a covered home garden? See More
Dec 16, 2013
Volunteer Manager left a comment for Van Patterson
"Welcome to the VPA!   Thank you so much for your interest in volunteering with the VPA when signing up to become an online member! We are hosting a Volunteer Orientation at the VPA Office on Thursday, July 11th at 6:30pm-8:00pm, and we would…"
Jul 1, 2013
Class Coordinator left a comment for Van Patterson
"Thanks for joining Valley Permaculture Alliance! We are a Phoenix-based 501c3 non-profit that offers classes, training, activities, tours, events and demonstrations on gardening, small livestock and other topics related to urban farming and…"
Jun 12, 2013

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I will be a graduate student at ASU's School of Sustainability in the Fall of 2013 and want to reinforce my formal schooling with hands-on projects and real world learning.

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At 9:06pm on July 1, 2013, Volunteer Manager said…

Welcome to the VPA!

 

Thank you so much for your interest in volunteering with the VPA when signing up to become an online member! We are hosting a Volunteer Orientation at the VPA Office on Thursday, July 11th at 6:30pm-8:00pm, and we would love for you to be there. 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,

Kate

Volunteer Manager

katie@vpaaz.org

At 12:00pm on June 12, 2013, Class Coordinator said…

Thanks for joining Valley Permaculture Alliance! We are a Phoenix-based 501c3 non-profit that offers classes, training, activities, tours, events and demonstrations on gardening, small livestock and other topics related to urban farming and sustainable living. Read more about VPA on the ‘About Us’ page, and explore what this site has to offer. We hope that you will participate fully in the many groups, forums and other resources on this site. Please take advantage of the wealth of knowledge readily shared by our members!

When you became a member, you were enrolled to receive our weekly newsletter. We hope you will find the info and updates on classes and other events helpful. If not, please let us know how to make it better! You are able to unsubscribe instantly by selecting "unsubscribe at the bottom of the newsletter.

Finally, there are many volunteer opportunities to assist with classes, the seed library, in the office and at events like the annual Tour de Coops and Mesquite Pancake Breakfast. If you would like more info on volunteering, please let us know.

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