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Troy Groves
  • 47, Male
  • Phoenix, AZ
  • United States

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Introduction to Permaculture with Greg Peterson and Don Titmus
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I saw this class listed over on the Urban Garden calendar and wanted to help make sure people here knew about this. It should be a very…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by don titmus Feb 17, 2014.

Tucson Food Bank Helps The Needy Grow Their Own Food : NPR
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I thought this report might be worth sharing for those who missed it. …Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by bryanwhitebeyondthekitchengarden Jul 29, 2013.

Beat the Heat with an Arizona History Adventure!

Feeding the FrontierAn Agrarian SocietyThe Sharlot Hall Museum is excited to announce the first living history program of the 2013 season, “An Agrarian Society”. This is a kick off to The Arizona…Continue

Tags: AZ, Prescott

Started Apr 30, 2013

Bees moving in, need them to move on
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Hello,    It appears that I have a swarm of bees moving into the garage wall next to my garden where there was a gap between the stucco and a plumbing pipe. While I really like having…Continue

Tags: Bees

Started this discussion. Last reply by MaryMcP Apr 10, 2013.


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About Me:
Born in Flagstaff, but lived all over the country. Laid off in 2010 after years of climbing the corporate ladder at University of Phoenix, where I last served as Media and Communications director for University Services. Now I'm a semi-retired historian, aspiring author, landlord, hobby farmer, letterpress printer, VPA Ambassedor, yoga enthusiast. Prior serious gardening effort was in Hilo, HI in the 1990s when I was teaching school, a considerably different environment than here.

Have been working at developing my gardens for a few years now with a little over 1/8 acre in cultivation with 2.5 additional acres of garden in development.

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Video Interview with me.

A friend spent a couple hours filming and interviewing me about my garden for a school project at NAU. This is the final video she put together from the footage.

Posted on October 12, 2012 at 11:27am — 9 Comments

New Garden Facebook Page

I've decided to start sharing my garden story more publicly via Facebook. You can find it at 

The purpose is mainly to chronicle the history as I work to develop this garden just north of Phoenix.

Posted on September 17, 2012 at 6:01pm

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At 5:30am on April 29, 2012, Kelly Guerin said…

Hi Troy!! Yes- I'm in Anthem... Land of the HOA.... I will be gardening on my uncles land off 23rd ave (I believe that's the street) in what is tech considered New River but truly its Desert Hills... Yes- lets keep up! It's cool to find people who garden in your immediate area, as you would think what works for you might work for me too :) Have a great one!

At 9:27pm on May 6, 2011, Jane Doyle said…
Hi Troy, I'm glad you've decided to check out the Valley Permaculture Alliance; I do think this is a great place to learn about simplifying your life, as you say. Please take a moment to read our welcome letter, and welcome to the VPA!

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.


Jane Doyle

VPA Program Coordinator.


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