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Making a Home Look Expensive

Let’s face it, when we decorate our homes, we want visitors to think we paid good money for that look, but the truth is most of us can’t afford the home décor looks of our dreams.  Here are a few ways to make your home look expensive without the actual cost!

 

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Added by Sally Williams on June 30, 2015 at 9:13pm — No Comments

School Garden In need of Assistance

Dear Community Friends, I am looking for assistance with our schools garden. We are having a community project day on July 11th from 8am to 11am. Our students will be present to assist with all projects in school, including repairing our garden. We are looking to the community to come out and assist our students. If you can help or have questions, please email Stephanie Daniels at Stephanie.daniels@imagineschools.com. Thanks :)

Added by Stephanie Daniels-Lilly on June 29, 2015 at 11:36pm — No Comments

Five common oversights when remodeling

Remodeling projects rarely go as smoothly as you hope. No matter how much planning goes into a home remodel and no matter how prepared you feel, it never goes exactly as you have it down on paper. Here are five of the most common oversights homeowners make when remodeling their homes and some tips for…

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Added by Sally Williams on June 26, 2015 at 3:39am — No Comments

Affordable and Creative Organization Techniques

There are few greater feelings than a clutter free, and organized home.  Getting it to that state, however, can be stressful and cost a lot of money if you do not know what you are doing.  First and foremost, you have to get rid of all unnecessary clutter.  Hold a yard sale or donate items that you do not use to open up more space in your home and make organizing much easier.  Here is some more advice for organizing your home without draining your savings account.

 

Recycled…

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Added by Sally Williams on June 22, 2015 at 8:48pm — No Comments

Sissoo tree help

I moved into a home with a small yard that had two Sissoo trees in. I have cut them down ground out the stump and planted two trees I adore in their place. Now the Sisoo roots are alive and well sprouting mini trees throughout the yard. I am getting pavers put in and terrified it will destroy the pavers if not fixed first. I have dug up most of the roots and sprayed total vegetation killer on some. But now I traced some larger roots to the base of my new gorgeous palms. I need to kill the… Continue

Added by Jenny on June 16, 2015 at 12:53pm — No Comments

looking for a loving home for chickens and rabbits.

We will be living out of the country for an extended period of time and our renter cannot care for our chickens and rabbits.  We are hoping someone in the Permaculture network would like to add our critters to your mix.  We have 4 chickens.  They are 3 years old so they do not lay as much as younger birds but they are excellent at pest control and creating fertilizer!!  They will come with their feeder, any remaining feed and watering containers.

We have 3 lionhead rabbits.…

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Added by Shawn & Allison Disarufino on June 12, 2015 at 1:57pm — No Comments

Pine Needles as Mulch? Or is Straw better for the summer?

I have several beds that need some mulch to protect the plants for the summer and I'd read about using pine needles (which we have a lot of and they are free).  But I've also read in the past about pine needles not being so good, although that may have been regarding compost since they take a long time to break down.  I think being in Arizona our soil would not be hurt by acidification from the needles.

Opinions?

Added by Barbara Middleton on May 30, 2015 at 11:07pm — 3 Comments

guava's

can anyone tell me when  guavas are ripe in phoenix?

Added by ann hazelett on May 22, 2015 at 8:27pm — 5 Comments

Vermont Maple Syrup

Freshly produced (2015 season) Vermont maple syrup is available at local farmer's markets.

Simply Vermont is a family business at the foot of Mt. Mansfield in north central Vermont.  Our goal is to provide small batches of high quality syrup.  One thing which differentiates us from other maple businesses is that our sap collection system uses no energy.  We don't use any vacuum pumps or electricity to collect the sap, it's a "Zero-Energy gravity feed sap system" which…

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Added by MaryMcP on April 11, 2015 at 6:18am — 2 Comments

Blackberries

Hello,

We just planted blackberries and boysenberries and they will be on the same irrigation system as our garden which will be watered daily for 30 minutes. Does anyone have any suggestions about the number of gallons per day we should water?

Thanks
Heather

Added by heather rutter on March 8, 2015 at 10:31am — 9 Comments

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Added by Linda Enger on March 6, 2015 at 12:50pm — No Comments

Heirloom Tomato Seedlings

Heirloom organic varieties, all well suited to our arid climate. I've been growing tomatoes in my east Mesa garden for 10 years and these are some of my favorites, just started some extras this year to help cover my seed cost. All are in 3" pots and ready to go into the garden. $5 ea or 5 for $20

From Baker Creek, rareseeds.com

Black Krim

Mini Orange

Chocolate Cherry

German Green Cherry

Stupice



From Native Seed Search in Tucson

Moonglow…

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Added by Kim Watkins on February 15, 2015 at 10:07am — No Comments

Tarragon

Download the Tarragon Handout Here: AHA%20Tarragon%20Talk.pdf…

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Added by Liz & Dan on December 21, 2014 at 2:13pm — 4 Comments

Lady Bug invasion...I think

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Added by Victoria Jordan on December 20, 2014 at 12:13pm — 3 Comments

Good time for planting a fig and pomegranates?

I have 3 pomegranite bushes and a turkey fig tree that I have in pots. I moved them around the yard now for about a year, and having found that they both like full sun, I am ready to plant them in the ground. Is now a good time for planting these? (early December?) Thanks for your sage advice.

Added by Deborah Ohara on November 28, 2014 at 12:10pm — 5 Comments

ART in the GARDEN

We love to add fun & different stuff to our garden. Candles, rocks, dried drift & much more. We enjoy afternoon & evening tea in the garden.

Added by DePhane Marcelle on October 28, 2014 at 4:30pm — 4 Comments

The End of a Season

It has been 17 months since I dug my first shovel full of road base in this once sterile backyard of mine.  The first thing to go in the ground was my mint collection that I have gathered from the hollers in Tennessee to the canyons of northern Arizona and babied over the past 20 years, and then my Iris from the Arizona Strip homestead where my Great Great Grandmother first planted them.  Now those will be the first things to be put back into pots.  Yes, it is true, I am moving.  Again.  It…

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Added by De Ann on October 8, 2014 at 9:26am — 3 Comments

Symphony of the Soil

Last night, I watched Symphony of the Soil, recommended by a fellow permie. It helps to confirm what I am doing to our front yard is the right way to start building a good soil structure for the plants. And I have amazing plant growth to prove it.

Catch a free online viewing of one of the most important film that all gardeners and farmers could watch to understanding soil building and the importance of soil building to help make the future a better place for all of us.

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Added by Jacq Davis on October 8, 2014 at 8:52am — 10 Comments

Chicken's & Duck's in the Garden

Our chicken's are better at catching the crickets, but the duck's will get the ground dwellers.. We put out wheatgrass for them to scratch on.. We are going to grow out the clover omega-3 blend this winter..

Added by DePhane Marcelle on October 6, 2014 at 6:58pm — 3 Comments

Lettuce Turnip the Beets!

Shirt image I made for my hub's birthday :))…



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Added by Skye Lucking on September 26, 2014 at 11:27am — No Comments

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