Please see the job description below for a part-time, temporary garden specialist. Please forward this information to anyone you know might be interested. This is a contracted position through…Continue
Please see the job description below for a part-time, temporary garden specialist. Please forward this information to anyone you know might be interested. This is a contracted position through ACRO. The interested party can contact Connie directly for more information. Email her or call her at 602-506-9337. Job Title: Garden Educator Specialist Pay: $17.50 per hour Hours: .50 FTE (20 hours/week) for 24 weeks.…See More
"I am so sorry to hear this. Powell was such a resource and cracked us all up with his wit and sense of humor. I will miss him, and he has been on my heart and mind since I heard of his passing a few nights ago. My prayers are with his family,…"
"I, too, am very saddened by Powell's passing. I only knew him through this forum and was always thrilled (and a bit scared too, lol!) when he responded to my posts. He was brilliant!! What a loss of knowledge and intellectual agility! Since his…"
Hello friends, it is with great sadness that I heard of the recent passing of our friend, Powell Gammill.Powell (often commenting with the handle "Fascist Nation") has been an invaluable member of the Valley Permaculture Alliance Community -- through his volunteer work at the Shade Tree events and tremendous contributions here to the community forum -- since 2009.It's comforting for me to see that new members are now joining the forum just so that they can learn from Powell's abundance of posts…See More
"We are just wrapping up the season at the park. We don't have activities in the summer because of the heat. If you'd like to come out for an edible and medicinal plant walk next fall I offer them once a month and they're on the Lost…"
Hey all! We at VPA just got a smoking deal on buying some folding chairs and tables to support our events. Is anyone available tomorrow (Wednesday) after 4pm to help us pick them up from downtown Phoenix and bring them to our office at 19th Ave & Camelback? We can shower you with praise and your favorite varieties of seeds! Thanks a million!!!Katekate@vpaaz.org928-274-6363See More
I am an active member of the Maricopa County Food System Coalition and currently work as the Local Food Development Coordinator with Local First Arizona.
I lived in Ahwatukee until I was 10, and while living there the most exercise I got was running after the ice cream truck. Recognizing that my family and I needed a different lifestyle, we uprooted and moved north to beautiful, but rural Cornville in the Verde Valley.
There, we had acres of land on which we decided we should get a goat. Anyone who has ever has a goat knows that you don't have "just 1" for long. We soon had a whole herd of does, and fell in love with all the produce they had to offer us: fresh raw milk (which could be cooked or cultured into a number of other treats), fiber, and companionship. We taught ourselves to make goat milk soap and founded a business manufacturing and wholesaling the wonderful skin-nourishing bars.
Goats were our "gateway drug" and we soon had chickens (for eggs, fertilizer, bug-eating, soil-aerating), geese (to guard the livestock and provide a good laugh), horses (because they're awesome), a pig (for meat), pigeons (also because they're awesome), dogs (to guard the livestock), cats (to keep rodents and other snake-food at a minimum), worms (for composting), and bees (for honey harvesting and pollination) - each serving multiple functions for us and helping me develop a strong land ethic that was further honed by my college studies.
I had the privilege of working at Valley Permaculture Alliance as their Community Engagement Director where I worked with (the best!) volunteers and local producers, and fell in love with the potential of our local food community.
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We are just wrapping up the season at the park. We don't have activities in the summer because of the heat. If you'd like to come out for an edible and medicinal plant walk next fall I offer them once a month and they're on the Lost Dutchman State Park website. I see you're a long way from Apache Junction. There are still plenty of wild edibles in the Cornville area. I don't get up that way much, but if you're ever in the AJ area let me know.