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1st Annual Herb Festival! March 18th

Greetings fellow Gardeners!  I'm excited the Arizona Herb Association is hosting their 1st ever Herb Festival March 18th, here is some information about the educational event.  I'm hoping to see you all there!

Where: Cooperative Extension Office

4341 East Broadway Road, Phoenix, USA

When: Check-in begins 9am

Programs 9:30am – 4pm

$45 Ticket price includes lunch

The 1st Annual Herb Festival is a full day of fun &…


Added by Liz & Dan on February 19, 2017 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Stop Cutting Corners And Hiring Cheap Labor - It Will Eventually Destroy Your Business

If your statistics are showing that the advertising efforts are yielding less traffic compared to what they once did, consider adding social media marketing to your own approach. Promoting has assisted business owners in achieving success with their advertising efforts by utilizing an user-friendly associated with content sending. The following article…


Added by Bryle Gallo on February 2, 2017 at 10:57am — 1 Comment

Opportunity to Fund Community Gardens in Maryvale

State Farm Neighborhood Assist - Please Help Us Bring $25,000 to Our Community!

The Arizona Community Land Trust – Creating Community Gardens for Maryvale is one of the top 200 finalists in State Farm Neighborhood Assist™. We need you to rally behind our cause, cast your votes and help…


Added by Richard Starling on October 26, 2016 at 3:41pm — No Comments

Calling All Maricopa County Community Gardens: Organizing Retreat Meeting for New Coalition, Sep. 17

We're holding an organizational retreat on Saturday, Sep. 17 with the goal of creating a county-wide coalition/network/association of community gardens (CGs).

Greater Phoenix is one of the few large urban areas in the country without an existing network of CGs to provide support for CGs, increase skills, share resources, and advocate for CG-friendly policies in area municipalities. It's time that we organized as a formal group to help CGs grow and thrive in the Valley of the…


Added by David Ray Hill on August 27, 2016 at 5:29pm — 1 Comment

nipple chicken waterers

I want to set up automatic chicken waters in my coop and run.  Does anyone have experience with nipple waterers?

Added by Kai Goodwillie on August 15, 2016 at 8:14am — 2 Comments

Save Water. Replace Your High-Flow Shower Head with an Efficient Low-Flow Showerhead

Now is the best time to replace your inefficient high-flow shower head with a highly efficient model.  Switching provides many immediate benefits. Since a new low-flow unit will result in a lower flow rate of water, you'll see an immediate savings on your water bill. Not to mention…


Added by Tom O'Mally on July 22, 2016 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Oasis Biocompatible Soap Bulk Order

Hey all,

I will be placing a bulk order of Oasis Biocompatible soap.  If you are interested in claiming yours go here and order...


Added by Greg Peterson on June 22, 2016 at 5:58am — No Comments

None GMO organic seeds

Hi everyone. Could someone recommend a good source for seeds? Culinary herbs and veggies :)


Added by Ivette on May 27, 2016 at 9:49am — 2 Comments

Moringa Tree

I've heard they are water intensive. How would they do on a lot that has flood irrigation?

Added by Catherine Monaco on May 26, 2016 at 3:50pm — 3 Comments


Added by Angela Entzel on May 11, 2016 at 8:51am — No Comments

Turning Dreams Into Reality

Join the University of Arizona Maricopa County Cooperative Extension May 17th and 18th for Turning Dreams Into Reality, a two day exploratory workshop on how to start a farm in Arizona.  Register today!

Added by Angela Entzel on May 11, 2016 at 8:48am — No Comments

Learn to make biodiesel

If you or someone you know may be interested in making biodiesel and/or buying a processor let me know. I spent a year perfecting this system and making upgrades. I have seen many ‘backyard’ biodiesel processors and I am confident the one I built is one of highest quality processors out there. I am making high quality biodiesel and can teach people who are interested. I'm moving soon so I will have a processor for sale and can also pass on my oil account to a lucky person.



Added by Carlos Bill on April 27, 2016 at 2:56pm — No Comments

Agave and Aloe Vera give away

Looking to give away several dozen agave and aloe vera plants. Moving out of state and can't take them with me. Plants are all in containers and range in size from 4" to 24" in height. Please respond if you know of an organization that could use a lot of plants for a landscaping project or perhaps a school that wants to give small agave plants to children to plant at home. 

Added by Randy Aafedt on April 26, 2016 at 7:39am — 1 Comment

Free urbanite (broken concrete)

We have a medium-sized pile of broken concrete sidewalk (AKA urbanite) free to anyone who would like to come and get it. We are in east Mesa - the nearest big intersection is Power and Brown. If you are interested message me.

Added by Jeff Reich and Farraday Newsome on April 23, 2016 at 11:02am — No Comments

local source for fresh compost tea?!

Hello everyone,
I wonder if you all know of any places in the Valley that sell freshly brewed compost tea?!  I would like to do a soil drench around a very large tree but do not have the capacity to make so much tea myself right now.  Thanks!  :)


Added by rachel on April 21, 2016 at 6:28pm — 1 Comment

Worm Farm Looking for a Part Time employee

Intern/Worm Farmer/Composter

Know anyone looking for part time work in the South Valley?

We are Abby Lee Farms, a large local hydroponic grower of tomatoes and cucumbers.  We want to compost all of our green waste using Vermiculture (worms).  We are looking for someone who wants to help us learn to compost using worms.

We want someone to work approximately 2 hours, three days a week anytime during business hours.

Duties will…


Added by Zach Brooks on March 29, 2016 at 6:23am — No Comments

Best place to buy Straw Bales without wheat and wheat grass

We've done a great job of getting our straw bales ready for planting. Such a good job that it has been taken over quite suddenly and completely, with wheat grass. Baddish bales. Anyone know where we might get some bales with less of a chance at looking like a Chia Pet? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Added by Jesse Canfield on February 27, 2016 at 4:44pm — No Comments

gray water friendly plumber

  Hello permaculture friends. 

       We are in need of a good plumber.

       we also would like to make a gray water oasis.  fruit trees  veggie garden. with hummingbird, bee and butterfly friendly plants.

     Does any one know of a plumber who is open minded or even knowledgeable about  gray water.  I have collected rain water in the past  but using bath water involves rerouting plumbing. 


Added by Mark Trosper on February 21, 2016 at 5:52pm — No Comments

Arborist Study Group - Feb. 8th, 2016

Hello VPA Community!

Our team will be hosting yet another Arborist Study Group meetup this coming Monday, February 8th. Please be sure to bring a friend and a smile as we work together to study up for the Arborist Certification Exam. We hope to see you there!

Best Wishes,

Valley Permaculture Alliance Team…


Added by Ty on February 5, 2016 at 10:00am — No Comments

plastic bottle garden wall

spent an afternoon with a wonderful retired botanist professor from Ghent University, close to me in Brussels; Check out his you tube Willem VanCotthem. His method is simpler, cheaper and totally doable for us in these dry places. need help this spring at 3 Moons project an hour west of Las Vegas, in the Mojave Desert, build with earth  bag construction, a little dome, walls and this bottle garden!!!! I> have great compost toilets, neighbor with horse manure and old kitchen scraps; to…


Added by JEHANEor jeanne RUCQUOI on January 12, 2016 at 2:51pm — No Comments

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