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URBAN FARM for Rent...

This is the house!!! Featured on 3TV "Dave the Garden Guy", Phoenix New Times, Modern Farmer Magazine, Urban Farm Magazine, and the outdoor shower blazing on Pinterest!!! Have you been looking for a…Continue

Tags: Home, Veggies, Rental, Shower, House

Started Feb 2, 2014

Help! Chicken Help NEEDED!!!
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I have decided to bring chickens to the urban farm. This Saturday a few buddies and I are going to try and put a coop in a specific place, the only one I have to do it, and if there is any one who…Continue

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Started this discussion. Last reply by Mike Josic Nov 10, 2013.

Drip System
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Is there anyone out there who does drip systems? I want to put one ion, but I am positive I need a consult. A simple system is not for me. Does anyone have resources, businesses used, or installs…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by bryanwhitebeyondthekitchengarden May 7, 2013.


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I am an urban farming student, who has a passion for growing my own food. I try, but I can not get enough of this stuff. It keeps me up at night. And is a source of my inner flame.

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Rush of confusion, but FUN!!!

So I grew up in Arizona. The product of unconscious parents. If they did not feel like cooking, it was a drive through for us. But my father grew up, son of a Navy man. A CHEAP Navy man. Who loved to grow his own food. And I remember as a kid, watching grandpa check his beehive, and pull a tomato. WHAT HAPPENED in the gap between my grandfather, and where I am today??? 

You see, growing is completely new to me. And I am a little daunted by it. But I am trying. Seeing what…


Posted on March 19, 2013 at 9:39am — 5 Comments

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At 3:36pm on September 8, 2014, don titmus said…

Hello, I'm in Mesa, I have the Bee Oasis Urban Farm.

At 3:54pm on April 14, 2013, Volunteer Manager said…

Hi Matt,

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 Tuesday, May 21st 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 Manager


At 9:23am on March 20, 2013, Kelly Stephens said…

Hi Matthew,

We have not put our home on the rental market just yet but have been talking to a propery management company to handle it for us. If there is genuine interest, e-mail me at and I can send photos. Thank you!

At 3:05pm on March 19, 2013, Torrie B said…

told ya so!!! 

my advice to all new farmies is, quit facebook and join PVA... you'll learn a whole lot more :) 

At 5:13pm on March 18, 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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