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Torrie B
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Facebook Groups and Local Resources for the trade economy :)
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Hiya ;)I would really like to be better about using this platform instead of facebook for sharing of resources and networking with local permies. The truth is, I am terrible at using all these…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Pamelle Easterling Dec 12, 2014.

Seed Swappers Group on facebook : Phoenix Area Seed Swappers and Savers

I have seen facebook's garden groups grow and the exchanges and swaps we have been having the last year have been great.... so in that success I started a seed swap facebook group, and hope to host…Continue

Started Sep 3, 2014

What are your favorite online permaculture resources?
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Hi,I am composing a list of awesomeness for some students. (Not all students live in AZ)On this this list of awesomeness I am planning on putting my favorite permaculture resources I have collected…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jennifer Wadsworth Jun 7, 2014.

Storing I'itoi seed for next season
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Last year I harvested so many i'itois and then stored them improperly and some of them began to stink and rot. . . . . so I lost a lot of them. Good thing they are prolific little buggers, I planted…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Grace Marie Newton May 28, 2014.


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Looking to have a deeper understanding of some Permie concepts so I can integrate them into our Urban setting and lifestyle ... :)

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Organic Seed Alliance - Seed Saving Guide


For gardeners and farmers

Learn how to plant the best varieties, maintain your crop genetics, cultivate, harvest , process and store seed. Plus a crop specific chart and resources for gaining more seed growing knowledge.

Enjoy :)

Posted on March 7, 2014 at 10:57am — 1 Comment

fast wild food cook book

Posted on December 5, 2013 at 5:13pm

A Guide to Seed Saving, Seed Stewardship & Seed Sovereignty


An accessible guide to saving seeds – both easy and more difficult vegetables plus further resources.

Written by The Seed Ambassadors Project this free guide tells you how to save easy seeds like Tomatoes, Beans & Peas, Corn, Cucumbers, Melons, & Squash Herbs: Annual & Biennial Lettuce, Peppers, Eggplant & friends…


Posted on December 5, 2013 at 5:10pm — 1 Comment

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At 6:48am on October 6, 2013, Heather Green said…

I didn't see your comment on Treecopaths until this morning, when I updated the blog entry with a picture of the crime! You can repost it. If it saves one tree from suffering, it's worth it!

At 3:06pm on March 19, 2013, Matthew Mullins said…


At 2:52pm on March 19, 2013, Matthew Mullins said…

By the way Torrie... way better site than Facebook... I'm just sayin'!!! :-)

At 3:07pm on January 16, 2013, Volunteer Manager said…

Hey Torrie, 

It was great seeing you Saturday :)

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.

Best Regards,

Kat Farris

Volunteer Coordinator


At 9:24am on January 16, 2013, Lucy A Lieberman 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, 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. By signing up as a member you are also signed up for our weekly newsletter which gives you descriptions of classes offered each weeks and dates for upcoming events.


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 a 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.

Make sure to check us out on Facebook and Twitter!


Welcome to the VPA!

Lucy Lieberman

Community Outreach Coordinator


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