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Deborah Ohara
  • Gilbert, AZ
  • United States

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Gogi Berry bush advice, please
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Hello everyone. I saw in the southwest planting guide that gogi berry bushes do very well here in the valley. Am very interested because of their abndance of vitamin c and antioxidents. I bought a…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Deborah Ohara Jun 5, 2014.

Cinder blocks for raised beds
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Hi Everyone, I am considering building some raised beds out of cinder blocks on the east side of my suburban house. The beds would go up against the house and the cinderblock wall between the houses.…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Deborah Ohara Dec 28, 2012.


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I am from the east coast and have been an advid gardener my whole life. I've been in the valley for 15 years now, and I admit it took me a few years to get the hang of growing veggies in the desert, and I still have a lot to learn. Lately, I've been interested in some of the plants that the natives used for medicine and healing. I've learned a lot from reading some of the posts and am greatful to have found this sight.

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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.

Posted on November 28, 2014 at 12:10pm — 5 Comments

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At 2:20pm on June 20, 2012, Volunteer Manager said…

Hi Deborah,

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 Wednesday, July 11th 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 to inspire sustainable urban living through education, community involvement, and creative cooperation.

Best Regards,

Kat Farris

Volunteer Coordinator


At 9:12am on June 11, 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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