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Sean-Michael Bryce Gettys
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I live with Patch and Carlie in Laveen where we garden in our backyard. I also have a group of friends who garden together around town. We help get each other and our neighbors started, learn together, and try to help each other along the way.

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Peppers, Peppers and...

We returned from our annual vacation to Sedona/Jerome area to find Jalepenos finally coming in! I also came home to a mailer packet full of seeds. Several kinds of Peppers, Tomatillos, melons, and more. Some to plant now, some for later in the year, and various types of lettuce specifically for the indoor Aquaponics system I plant to work on this summer.

The next day a friend took me to Gardeners' World east of us on Baseline, and I picked up 6 Banana Pepper starter plants that have…


Posted on May 1, 2012 at 3:45pm

This is HOW we garden (volunteer gardening)

Today I am picking up a hammock, a hammock chair, a broken lawn chair (which I'll fix) and preparing some seedlings to take over to This is HOW's Regina House. This is HOW is a non profit run by all volunteers. Regina House is a small house they recently bought to allow Transgender people in crisis a place to stay. If you'd like to donate plant starters, seeds, garden furniture, or time and energy, please do let me know.

It's a tiny house with a HUGE yard that wraps around. So…


Posted on April 23, 2012 at 12:00pm — 2 Comments

Sunflower Spring!

Two sunflower seedlings sprouted today, so I took them out into the yard since they tend to really like the heat. They look so tiny out there! I am thinking of taking them to a local nonprofit I'm volunteering with. We're starting stage one of their garden transformation by setting up some private sitting areas in the yard so that residents can have a moment to themselves now and then. I have a berry bush that didn't make it, so I am donating that pot with a couple sunflowers in it to one of…


Posted on April 22, 2012 at 11:42pm

Making Coffee more sustainable

So I live with 2 coffee addicts while I myself am a recovered addict. I used to drink multiple a day, but these days I don't drink coffee at all, and only treat myself to the rare caffeinated tea. Unfortunatley when our coffee mate broke they replaced it with a single serving gadget. It came with a little reusable cup that you can put the coffee grounds into and reuse time and again, but they prefer the pre packaged coffee grounds in tiny plastic cups. So we decided to recycle them. The…


Posted on April 19, 2012 at 3:16pm — 2 Comments

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At 11:28am on May 24, 2012, Volunteer Manager said…

Dear Sean,

Welcome to the VPA! 

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with the VPA.  We are having a Volunteer Orientation at the VPA Office on Monday, June 4th at 6:30pm-8:00pm.  You can 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 to inspire sustainable urban living through education, community involvement, and creative cooperation.

Best Regards,

Kat Farris

Volunteer Coordinator


At 9:48am on May 15, 2012, Lisette Volkmar said…

Let me know when you would like to come by, mornings or evenings are the best.


At 10:31am on April 18, 2012, Stacey Lillebo 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.


You’re encouraged 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 requested fee basis ($15 or more) 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 by clicking our events tab, and feel free to contact us with any questions.

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Welcome to the VPA!


Stacey Lillebo

Outreach Coordinator


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