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Kim Romen commented on Nathan Ralph's blog post Hello VPA Community!
"Does anyone know of an outdoor plant that helps absorb pollutants like cigarette smoke?  we're wanting to put up a tree to block our neighbor's bathroom window where the smell of stale smoke comes into our backyard.  I know they…"
Mar 10, 2015
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Mesquite syrup

"I am doing this right now!!"
Oct 27, 2013
Nathan Ralph commented on ann hazelett's blog post when do the mesquite beans get milled?
"November 16th and 17th.  Info on the Mesquite/Carob Milling on the Events tab, or this web address:http://www.phoenixpermaculture.org/page/mesquite-and-carob-milling 2013 Mesquite & Carob Milling Saturday November 16th - NE corner of…"
Oct 15, 2013
Nathan Ralph replied to Adam's discussion Where to buy Quail?
"We raise coturnix and have for a couple years now.  We've hatched a few batches and have had great success.  If you'd like us to hatch you some, let me know!!  We love doing it, they are adorable.  I can answer any…"
Sep 22, 2013
Nathan Ralph commented on Nathan Ralph's blog post June 15th Carob Harvest
"Hey, Brian.  Couldn't DM you without friending you first.  Sent you a request."
Aug 1, 2013
Nathan Ralph commented on Nathan Ralph's blog post Mesquite Harvest and Storage Demo 7-20-13
"The cookies were great, but I didn't try the marmalade.  Hopefully Jean will bring some to the Edible Desert potluck :-)"
Jul 31, 2013
Peggy Sorensen commented on Nathan Ralph's blog post Mesquite Harvest and Storage Demo 7-20-13
"Sorry I missed it!  I would like to have tried the mesquite marmalade and mesquite cookies!"
Jul 30, 2013
Brian Beck commented on Nathan Ralph's blog post June 15th Carob Harvest
"In my neighborhood are a few but there is one across the street. The owners are snow birds but they have someone watching the house. Next time I see them I can ask if the tree can be stripped. I'd assume the absence of mess will make them say…"
Jul 27, 2013
Nathan Ralph commented on Nathan Ralph's blog post June 15th Carob Harvest
"Yeah, we're still trying to decide on a date for the hammer mill.  October or November most likely.  This is the video I was talking about.  He calls it "bread-like" and filled with "caroby syrup" at 5…"
Jul 27, 2013
Brian Beck commented on Nathan Ralph's blog post June 15th Carob Harvest
"chocolatey syrup? Hmm...I'm not sure about that as they are sort of like green beans when green, but i've never actually broken one open. They ripen when they are brown and sort of dried so i'd assume the greens ones aren't very…"
Jul 26, 2013
Nathan Ralph commented on Nathan Ralph's blog post June 15th Carob Harvest
"Someone told me their 12 year old tree would produce more than a few families could use.  It is really expensive.  I heard that if you pick them before they get hard they are soft and full of chocolatey syrup.  Ever tried that? …"
Jul 26, 2013
Brian Beck commented on Nathan Ralph's blog post June 15th Carob Harvest
"my neighbor has one that was originally planted with the building of the house 30 years ago. it's a nice size tree but it's slow slow slow growing. I've seen 5 year old native trees the same size as this carob. They fell out of…"
Jul 26, 2013
Melissa Rawlings commented on Nathan Ralph's blog post Hello VPA Community!
"Thanks for sharing!"
Jul 9, 2013
Liz & Dan commented on Nathan Ralph's blog post Hello VPA Community!
"We certainly are happy to have you!  I love your positive attitude."
Jun 27, 2013
Nathan Ralph commented on Nathan Ralph's blog post Hello VPA Community!
"Thanks Peggy!"
Jun 26, 2013
Peggy Aarmstrong commented on Nathan Ralph's blog post Hello VPA Community!
"Welcome"
Jun 26, 2013

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I am a senior in Sustainable Urban Dynamics with an Applied Biological Science at ASU. I have worked as a chef for many years.

Nathan Ralph's Blog

Mesquite Harvest and Storage Demo 7-20-13

     Greetings fellow permies!!  We went out to the beautiful Desert Willows Environmental Education Center, Saturday morning and held a harvesting and storage demo.  There was a great turnout, and we had Jean Groen, local desert cook book author, with us to show us how to mill mesquite pods in a VitaMix blender. …

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Posted on July 26, 2013 at 1:30pm — 2 Comments

June 15th Carob Harvest

     Hi all!  We had a great time harvesting carob at Dan and Carol's house on June 15th.  Dan was nice enough to show us his permaculture projects around the house.  In the picture is the gracious giver and our sacks full of carob pods!      All who came left with plenty of pods.  This was my first time and…

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Posted on July 24, 2013 at 2:00pm — 6 Comments

Hello VPA Community!

     Hi, I'm Nate, the new VPA Event and Media Intern.  I'm a Senior in ASU's School of Sustainability minoring in Applied Biological Sciences.  I've been a gardener all my life and had some trouble using my Illinois tactics here in Phoenix, but I've worked most of the kinks out.  I have an organic raised bed garden and many container projects, too.

     Currently I'm looking into using indoor plants to purify air and produce oxygen.  Did you know that four shoulder high Areca Palms…

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Posted on June 25, 2013 at 6:00pm — 6 Comments

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At 1:06pm on January 2, 2013, Volunteer Manager said…

Welcome to the VPA!

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with the VPA when signing-up to become an on-line member.  We are hosting a Volunteer Orientation at the VPA Office on Thursday, January 24th at 6:30pm-8:00pm.  Please RSVP here.  I also encourage you to join the “Volunteer” Group to stay alerted of all the volunteer opportunities we have available.  You, the Volunteer, make it possible for the VPA to accomplish our mission of inspiring sustainable urban living in the desert southwest.

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