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Kefir Grains - west valley

I have an abundance of kefir grains. Please let me know if you would like some. Have been using organic whole milk for kefir production and the whey it produces for fermenting.If you would like some…Continue

Started Aug 17, 2016

Honey Bee Deaths Higher Again in 2012-2013 Winter: One-Third of American Colonies Died Out
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Interesting article.Neonicotinoid Clothianidin Pesticide and Honey Bees:  “Among the neonicotinoids, clothianidin is among those most toxic for honey bees; and this combined with its systemic…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Catherine, The Herb Lady Jul 1, 2013.

 

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Kefir Grains - west valley

I have an abundance of kefir grains. Please let me know if you would like some. Have been using organic whole milk for kefir production and the whey it produces for fermenting.If you would like some please send a friend request. I apologize in advance if I don't respond immediately, since the blog changed I don't visit the site as often. I live on the west side near 59th ave and Greenway.This week or weekend would work if you would like to pick some up. :}See More
Aug 17, 2016
Doris replied to Donna Hamill's discussion Sorghum and Prussic Acid?
"You may want to look up Ladak Alfalfa. I do not know if it is open pollinated. Ladak alfalfa has long been a top dryland performer. It has a deep taproot and performs better than most in harsh soils and adverse conditions. An excellent choice for…"
Sep 5, 2015
Doris commented on Sally Williams's blog post Affordable Home Upgrades
"I just wonder how this all relates to Arizona permaculture from a member that lives in Chicago!"
Jul 16, 2015
Doris replied to Carol Duffell's discussion Broody hen in the group Micro Livestock
"Hi Carol I had 4 go broody and they were 2 per box when it was 110 outside a couple of weeks ago. I figured if it was too hot they would move and join the others in the shade and misters. Now there are only 2 left and they are all okay."
Jul 8, 2015
Doris replied to Caitlin B. Flaherty's discussion Permaculture Food Forest
"Hello Caitlin Mohave county has many challenges due to the high altitude. For the past year I've been doing my own research on plants, natural watering systems and soil since I too own property in that area. Would love to trade notes. Also…"
Mar 18, 2015
Doris replied to Grace Marie Newton's discussion Cooking with Meyers Lemons? in the group Growing Gourmet
"My meyer lemon tree exploded this year with lemons. The one recipe I really liked was Salt Preserved Meyer Lemons which will stay in the fridge for months. I have been using them with any recipe that call for lemons, even Caesar salad dressings. Cut…"
Feb 18, 2015
Doris replied to Kaitlynn Santeford's discussion Homemade Products Group in the group Volunteer
"Sounds like a great idea. I'll be your buddy. I make my own products as well"
Jun 5, 2014
Doris replied to Catherine, The Herb Lady's discussion IMPORTANT: SB1151 Update - Need action
"I'm not surprised as well, it was a republican panel that introduced the bill to begin with."
Apr 18, 2014
Doris replied to Catherine, The Herb Lady's discussion IMPORTANT: SB1151 Update - Need action
"Oops! Thanks Catherin"
Apr 8, 2014
Doris replied to Catherine, The Herb Lady's discussion IMPORTANT: SB1151 Update - Need action
"These two senators are notorious for upholding freedom bills.  They did the same thing last year with SB1403 which protects property rights. They must be voted out."
Apr 7, 2014
Doris replied to MaryMcP's discussion Pesto Recipe in the group Growing Gourmet
"Mary for years I have been using the Olive Garden recipe. http://www.olivegarden.com/Recipes/Sauces/Pesto-Sauce/"
Jul 20, 2013
Catherine, The Herb Lady replied to Doris's discussion Honey Bee Deaths Higher Again in 2012-2013 Winter: One-Third of American Colonies Died Out
"Marsha, it is important to have something flowering in the gardens year-round to draw the pollinators in - just an FYI."
Jul 1, 2013
Marsha Cleaveland replied to Doris's discussion Honey Bee Deaths Higher Again in 2012-2013 Winter: One-Third of American Colonies Died Out
"We don't have enough bees around this summer to pollinate our beans & squash.  The ants are helping a bit with the squash, and we hand-pollinate as well, but the beans just bloom & bloom without making any beans.  Scary to…"
Jun 29, 2013
Doris replied to Doris's discussion Honey Bee Deaths Higher Again in 2012-2013 Winter: One-Third of American Colonies Died Out
"I wonder if the Phoenix Permaculture can make a stand to voice against the use of certain pesticides. That would be start."
Jun 25, 2013
Catherine, The Herb Lady replied to Doris's discussion Honey Bee Deaths Higher Again in 2012-2013 Winter: One-Third of American Colonies Died Out
"All just another sad reminder of the why - the problem is educating the general public."
Jun 25, 2013
Ericka replied to Doris's discussion Honey Bee Deaths Higher Again in 2012-2013 Winter: One-Third of American Colonies Died Out
"It should be noted that these were native bumble bees, so not only were thousands of bees killed (and god only knows how many other insects too) but their colonies were also destroyed since the queens are not like the european honey bees and they…"
Jun 25, 2013

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At 10:46am on February 9, 2013, David Schwinghamer said…

Welcome to our aquaponic group here, we look forward to learning from you. 

There is another aquaponic group you may want to check out here- http://community.theaquaponicsource.com/group/arizona-aquaponics

At 10:24am on September 28, 2010, Donna Bruce said…
Doris,
Thank you for the form. I will share with son and friends.
At 4:36pm on July 7, 2010, levi mason said…
welcome to the guild!
At 9:55am on June 29, 2010, Ericka said…
Welcome! Your description regarding HOA's/homeowners made me smile :)
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