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  • Tempe, AZ
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Erica D replied to Yossi Schuck's discussion Urban foraging outing
"There are wild dandelion greens and wild lettuce this time of year too. I pick mine near my apartment complex because I know they don't use herbicides or chemical pesticides outdoors due to the large pet population here. we also have a ton of…"
Mar 10, 2013
Erica D added a discussion to the group Volunteer
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Agriculture Day at Mesa Community College

MCC is starting a brand new organic farm where the old agribusiness cornfield used to be! We will have an day open to the community to get involved on our first workday, Friday September 14th at 7am. The farm will be located by the community garden, near the tennis courts and old movie theatre on the south end of campus.I believe we will be working on irrigation, planting and tilling, so bring your hats and water bottles and learn more about MCC's new organic farm!Any non-students will need to…See More
Sep 6, 2012
Volunteer Manager left a comment for Erica D
"Hey Erica,  It is totally okay for you to come a little late.  Be safe driving, better to take your time and be late than to feel like you have to rush.  I'll catch you up afterwards if you wanna a full disclosure ;)…"
Aug 21, 2012
Erica D replied to Liz & Dan's discussion Bermuda Grass as Ayurvedic Herb - article by Deborah Brandt in the group Native & Perennial Foods
"Tifton isn't actually GMO grass, it is a hybrid grass. I am interested in this though, although I'm wonder how it affects people with allergies. I know I am allergic to the pollen, not sure if the runners would bother me."
Aug 10, 2012
Erica D replied to Grace Marie Newton's discussion How do you handle the heat while gardening?
"Large shady hat, lots of ice water and a damp towel. Although I garden in my personal garden in the early morning, I work during the school year in the school garden in the afternoon. I also have a lightweight long sleeve shirt I wear on extra hot…"
Aug 5, 2012
Erica D replied to Monica's discussion container/square foot gardening
"As long as you didn't experience any diseases it should be okay. I will either add new mix in with the new mix (1/3 new and 2/3 old) or I add compost. "
Aug 2, 2012
Erica D replied to mark dugan's discussion Phoenix Food Not Bombs could use some help. in the group Volunteer
"I have two potholder things and a pink flower spatula (random wedding gifts). Not particularly exciting items but still I thought I'd offer before I take them to Goodwill. "
Jul 29, 2012
Erica D replied to Yossi Schuck's discussion Urban foraging outing
"I am very interested in this! I got a couple books on foraging but have been a little too timid to go alone."
Jul 26, 2012
Erica D replied to Patricia's discussion Green cleaning products
"I have used both Mrs. Meyer's and Method and they are both solid and reliable, however recently I have fallen more into DIY for things: For dish soap, I use Castille Soap that I buy in bulk and use a 2:1 ratio in a glass swing top. It's…"
Jul 26, 2012
Erica D replied to mark dugan's discussion Phoenix Food Not Bombs could use some help. in the group Volunteer
"Hi! I'm interested in helping out, I actually just talked to you on the FB working group about helping out. I should be able to come out for at least serving and hopefully clean up too. Do you guys still need any supplies? I just got a few…"
Jul 19, 2012
Erica D replied to Rebecca Rabideau's discussion Foraging in the group Growing Gourmet
"I have been using a few manuals I found on Amazon (and I think were recommended originally by other members here). Some of the big ones that are everywhere are purslane and dandelions of course! I usually harvest from washes or at this small…"
Jul 11, 2012
Erica D replied to Cricket's discussion CFL Bulbs: More Hype Than Value
"This happened to me a couple years ago, but with an incandescent. It was the last one I've owned, and the CFL's or LEDs we've had since have lasted since then. "
Jun 29, 2012
Erica D replied to Catherine, The Herb Lady's discussion Watermelon rind 'pickles' using lacto-fermentation in the group Growing Gourmet
"Oh sorry. I thought you were just looking for others in general. I know I saw this on Pinterest awhile back, but cannot vouch for the flavor since I'm vegan and don't use Whey! It does look interesting though, I might try to make a…"
Jun 26, 2012
Erica D replied to Ryan Mayes's discussion Open Source Permaculture
"I've actually never seen her blog before! Which is probably mostly because I live in an apartment and grow everything in containers - but I'm really excited to find it. There are already a bunch of articles on there I can't wait to…"
Jun 26, 2012
Erica D replied to jeff lauffer's discussion What can I plant here?
"Fabulous, thanks for the information! "
Jun 26, 2012
Erica D replied to jeff lauffer's discussion What can I plant here?
"I had no idea I could grow ginger here! You just made my day!"
Jun 26, 2012

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About Me:
I'm an Urban Hort. student at MCC specializing in Nursery Operations! I'm also a vegan, a kale enthusiest, happily married with three crazy kitties and interested in studying sustainability and the future of big ag. I currently have a container garden on my patio, and I blog about it at cultofkale.com

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At 4:16pm on August 21, 2012, Volunteer Manager said…

Hey Erica, 

It is totally okay for you to come a little late.  Be safe driving, better to take your time and be late than to feel like you have to rush.  I'll catch you up afterwards if you wanna a full disclosure ;)  Lookin' forward to seeing you.  Enjoy your class.

Best,

Kat

At 5:19pm on June 23, 2012, Volunteer Manager said…

Hi Erica,

Welcome to the VPA! 

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with the VPA.  I saw that you joined the Volunteer Group - that's a great way to stay altered of volunteer opportunities we have coming up.  ALSO, we are having a Volunteer Orientation at the VPA Office on Wednesday, July 11th at 6:30pm-8:00pm.  Please RSVP here.  You, the Volunteer, make it possible for the VPA to accomplish our mission to inspire sustainable urban living through education, community involvement, and creative cooperation.

Best Regards,

Kat Farris

Volunteer Coordinator

Kat@vpaaz.org

602-413-5700

At 12:43pm on June 22, 2012, Liz & Dan 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, sign up for our newsletter,  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. Please browse the discussions, blogs, videos, comments to get a feel for our incredibly resourceful community, and to share your interests as well.

We sincerely thank you for your interest in volunteering with the VPA. You’re encouraged to join the “Volunteer Group” to stay alerted and updated to the various volunteer opportunities.  There are many volunteer opportunities to assist with classes and events, so please let me know if you are interested in helping out when available.

We offer a variety of classes to our members, also to our experienced and knowledgeable instructors, as well as to support the non-profit in providing quality education for improving our health, our communities and environment. See what classes you may be interested in attending by clicking our events tab, and feel free to contact us with any questions or if you are interested in teaching a class for us!

  

Welcome to the VPA!

Liz

 
 
 

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