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Tomorrow Night 6/7/17 - Microbe, Dirt, Soil Expert - Growing a Revolution: Bringing Our Soil Back to Life

I thought you and all of your farmer, gardening, compost and mulching friends and associates would want to attend!

 

The authors would be interested in hearing from you all.

 

David R. Montgomery is an internationally recognised geologist and the author of three award-winning popular-science books, including Dirt: The Erosion of Civilisations.  Growing a Revolution is his fifth book

Growing a…

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Added by GRK Khalsa on June 6, 2017 at 8:42pm — No Comments

Summer Greens Program - UPDATE

Hi All,

I know it seems kind of early to start thinking of summer, especially with this cold snap.  But summer is right around the corner and our beautiful supply of fresh lettuces, spinach and other tasty winter greens will soon be replaced by squash, corn, okra and the other summer gardening favorites.  But does that mean we have to give up on the idea of salads and other cooked greens from the garden?  NO!!  Well, at least not entirely... we can't grow lettuce during the summer…

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Added by Liz & Dan on May 27, 2017 at 7:03pm — 7 Comments

Wicking Bed 2.0

Wicking Bed 2.0 May 2017

Some of you may remember when I first posted about my experiments with a kiddie pool wicking bed way back when.  Well, I wanted to take some time to update what I learned about using that bed and how I designed a new bed at our new house.  That original wicking…

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Added by Liz & Dan on May 27, 2017 at 6:28pm — No Comments

Planting Calendars - more than just Veggies out there!

Greetings,

I've been so busy lately with life that I haven't been posting here as often as I would like.  Today I thought I would just include a quick note for all of you out there wondering what you can plant and when here in the greater Phoenix area.  Our wonderful Extension Office has created not one but THREE different planting calendars for our area that include Vegetables, Herbs and Flowering and Bedding Plants.  Basically covering all the main smaller type plants you could want…

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Added by Liz & Dan on May 27, 2017 at 6:02pm — 1 Comment

New Old Technology - UPDATE

Ollas are unglazed earthenware pots that provide slow deep water released directly to plant roots.

------------------------ Original April 2009 --------------------------

As the weather heats up, I’ve been thinking about how to stretch the…

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Added by Liz & Dan on May 27, 2017 at 4:53pm — 15 Comments

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 &…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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...http://store-urbanfarm-org.3dcartstores.com

Greg

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 :)

Thanks!

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 — 4 Comments

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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.

Please…

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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

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