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Using soil that's been treated with glyphosate
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Late last summer, we finally resorted to using glyphosate to kill the bermuda grass in our yard. I know it's evil stuff, but it seemed to be the only feasible way to kill the grass. This spring we…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Becky P Mar 18, 2013.

Where to buy Mexican Oregano plants?
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Does anyone know where I can buy Mexican Oregano(Lippia graveolens) plants here in the valley? They don't grow true to seed so I need to find plants. We want to have some in our salsa garden section…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Catherine, The Herb Lady Jan 10, 2012.

Surinam Cherry and Cherry of the Rio Grande
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Has anyone tried to grow Surinam Cherry or Cherry of the Rio Grande here in the valley?  From what I've read, they should grow here, but it would be really nice to have that confirmed. They seem…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Becky P Oct 4, 2012.

Best Root Stock for Apple, Peaches, Apricots
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I am still in the process of trying to make a final decision on which fruit trees to plant in my yard. Sigh. My current question is, what is the preferred rootstock for our area...Dwarf Peach…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Becky P Sep 24, 2011.


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I've lived here in the Valley of the Sun all my life. We recently moved and now have a backyard that is a blank slate (once we get rid of the straggly bermuda grass and the rocks. Our goal is to grow as much of our own fruit, citrus, and vegetables that we can in our typically sized suburban backyard. We want to garden organically, mulch responsibly, and work with our climate rather than against it.

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At 1:59am on June 30, 2015, Bruno Serra said…

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At 3:26pm on June 12, 2011, Rob Risley said…


I solarized to get rid of Bermuda.  This is the perfect time of year to start solarization.  Irrigate well, then cover with clear plastic and leave it on for the hottest part of the summer.  It will kill the bermuda and most other weeds (unfortunately, cheeseweed and prickly lettuce will likely survive).


Also, on peach varieties, I like May Pride.  (May Pride, NOT Mid Pride).  Really tasty fruit.  The blossoms are beautiful rich red doubles.  Some years when the tree blossoms all at once it is breathtaking.



At 2:51pm on May 27, 2011, Kris and Jean said…
Sounds great!
At 2:42pm on May 27, 2011, Kris and Jean said…
That is very sweet offer! We live in East Mesa, ValVista/Main. I am afraid it may be out of your way, but if you are ever in the area you can stop in for a minute. With 2 toddlers we don't get out a lot, but would like to meet more permies. It seems that everyone from the group that I know of lives way out west or out in Queen Creek.
At 2:25pm on May 27, 2011, Kris and Jean said…
Sounds great, just at the moment our garden is in between everything, first squash just came in, but corn is still growing and the tomatoes are green. If you love beets this is the garden for you! We also have cabbage, but everything in the winter garden has bolted, so we salvaged what we could and everyday give a bit more to the flock. It is a first time garden after all. I am afraid we don't have a whole lot to offer on the swiss chard. Mother in law uses it like spinach. Kris loves it, but I am still holding out on grrowing it. Sometimes you find great ideas in the archives for things like that. Maybe we could trade for a plant. I have a small container of strawberry from a 14 years strong vine, and curley parsley, and even sweet basil from HD.
At 2:03pm on May 27, 2011, Kris and Jean said…
And that, my friend, is because we don't have one! Hence the "thinking" about it part. We are the only people we know who aren't on facebook or have a blog. Still working on the tech skills here. Kris is handy and I am artistic, but no technical skills concerning internet/computer, but I have come a long way in the last 16 mos. Hopefully we can establish something by the end of the year. Thanks for the interest, though.
At 4:20pm on May 19, 2011, Mischa O'Reilly said…

Hi Rebecca!  Welcome to 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.

We encourage you to browse the discussions, blogs, videos, comments to get a feel for our incredibly resourceful community, and to share your interests as well. 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 on a donation basis (usually $10 to $25) that goes toward venue hard-costs, 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 - and feel free to contact us with any questions.




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