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Buff Orph Rooster needs rehoming

Well, one of my Buff Orphington chickadees wound up being a roo!  He needs a home that is rooster friendly, which is not my Phoenix neighborhood. Raised from 3 day old chick, wormed and healthy, with…Continue

Started Jun 25, 2015

Free Mulch - Paying it forward
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Hi everyone. I just got a load of mulch from Integrity tree service. various trees, mostly woodchips finely chipped - good stuff!. Cross streets are 16th Street and Highland Ave.  - I'm literally…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by netty wisbaum May 14.

Mulch-less in Phoenix
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Hi there Permies!Is is just me, or has it been hideously difficult to get a hold of free mulch this year? Every time I go through my normal channels (Craigslist, APS etc.) I get nothing. Anyone know…Continue

Tags: chips, wood, tree, arborist, mulch

Started this discussion. Last reply by Powell Gammill Sep 11, 2014.

OMG semi-wild bunny help!
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Hello there,I have built  3 raised garden bed in my backyard, hoping for some summer produce. This is my first year planting at this location ( bought the house in 2011).  Everything was going well,…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Lisa Schoop Jun 20, 2013.


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#9: Interregnum

I'm down to my last month of total freedom before fall classes start. I've got all 4 compost bins going at full steam. and have started my fall planting. This slowed down the urbanite path project, but the seasons do not slow for my convenience.

I'll be cleaning the raised beds for Fall/winter planting next. This round is in-ground with frames. the squash is in the back, herbs in the front, and Sunflowers all around... eventually :D…


Posted on August 1, 2013 at 12:45pm — 4 Comments

#8: More Cowbell!

Yes, indeed it seems as if I needed more cowbell... specifically more gravel. After getting about a 3rd of the way done with the project, I could see that I would need more material to continue and complete the sections I had mapped out. That meant more Craigslist searching, more shoveling and more hauling, and less work on the actual project. …


Posted on July 1, 2013 at 10:51am — 2 Comments

#7 : Lessons so Far - Recycling and Re-purposing

When I bought my house in December of 2011, I was confronted with a blank slate of a backyard and patio. Immediately I started planning how I would transform the yard into a Permaculture oasis, using as much recycled and re-purposed material as possible. In the intervening 18 months I have learned through trial and error what works and what works... better. I have saved money, forced to get in better shape than I have been in years, and have a new appreciation for anyone who does manual…


Posted on June 24, 2013 at 4:00pm

#6 - Folks, Don't Try this at Home!

This is incredibly hard work. Its not just the laying of the path, but the gathering of the material and the time and effort it takes hauling said materials from wherever to your location. Then there is the heat. Always the heat. Peeps, if you ever have a hankering to do a project like this my suggestion is: wait for winter. Seriously. 

Ok, enough of my kvetching. on with the update!…


Posted on June 15, 2013 at 10:41am — 3 Comments

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At 4:02pm on June 18, 2013, Torrie B said…

Hey is this Lisa Schoop that used to work Stella's stand on 40th and southern? :) if not sorry if so hey :)

At 1:04pm on January 11, 2012, Jane Doyle 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, 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.

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