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Nathan Ralph
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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.

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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. …


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 I'm hooked.  The pods are absolutely delicious and the trees…


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…


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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Kat Farris

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