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Herbal Workshop Feb 16th

In celebration of Valentine's Day we're soaking it in, and making some bath time treats. We'll be crafting rose bath teas to soothe the body and nourish the skin, and candles to up the ambiance.

This month we're running a Pal-entine's special! Bring a friend and you'll both get $5 off the…


Added by Liz & Dan on February 10, 2020 at 5:42pm — No Comments

Importance of Building Healthy Soils

I found this amazing video where you can plainly see the difference in good soil structure and weak soil structure. This is exactly the demo Rebecca Senior and I used for the Master Gardener Soils lab class.  Enjoy

Added by Liz & Dan on September 21, 2019 at 10:54am — No Comments

Herbal Workshop Sept 14th

The Arizona Herb Association is proud to present

Happy Miels - an Herbal Workshop

Honey provides our bodies with a host of beneficial

actions and we know a…


Added by Liz & Dan on September 4, 2019 at 9:00pm — 1 Comment

Call for Volunteers for Phoenix Food Day 2019

MarCo and the City of Phoenix want you to be a part of Phoenix Food Day 2019, a fun, educational, family-friendly event celebrating health and wellness.  Share your passion, knowledge, and meet fellow colleagues that are working together to make healthy food accessible for everyone.  This sixth annual event will be held on a Saturday in October 2018 (date to be determined) in the west Phoenix Area. More than 2,000 attendees are expected.

We are looking for volunteers to join the…


Added by Rosanne Albright on March 12, 2018 at 12:19pm — No Comments

Tomorrow Night 6/7/17 - Microbe, Dirt, Soil Expert - Growing a Revolution: Bringing Our Soil Back to Life

I thought you and all of your farmer, gardening, compost and mulching friends and associates would want to attend!


The authors would be interested in hearing from you all.


David R. Montgomery is an internationally recognised geologist and the author of three award-winning popular-science books, including Dirt: The Erosion of Civilisations.  Growing a Revolution is his fifth book

Growing a…


Added by GRK Khalsa on June 6, 2017 at 8:42pm — No Comments

Summer Greens Program - UPDATE

Hi All,

I know it seems kind of early to start thinking of summer, especially with this cold snap.  But summer is right around the corner and our beautiful supply of fresh lettuces, spinach and other tasty winter greens will soon be replaced by squash, corn, okra and the other summer gardening favorites.  But does that mean we have to give up on the idea of salads and other cooked greens from the garden?  NO!!  Well, at least not entirely... we can't grow lettuce during the summer…


Added by Liz & Dan on May 27, 2017 at 7:03pm — 7 Comments

Wicking Bed 2.0

Wicking Bed 2.0 May 2017

Some of you may remember when I first posted about my experiments with a kiddie pool wicking bed way back when.  Well, I wanted to take some time to update what I learned about using that bed and how I designed a new bed at our new house.  That original wicking bed experiment can be found here:…


Added by Liz & Dan on May 27, 2017 at 6:28pm — 1 Comment

Planting Calendars - more than just Veggies out there!


I've been so busy lately with life that I haven't been posting here as often as I would like.  Today I thought I would just include a quick note for all of you out there wondering what you can plant and when here in the greater Phoenix area.  Our wonderful Extension Office has created not one but THREE different planting calendars for our area that include Vegetables, Herbs and Flowering and Bedding Plants.  Basically covering all the main smaller type plants you could want…


Added by Liz & Dan on May 27, 2017 at 6:02pm — 1 Comment

New Old Technology - UPDATE

Ollas are unglazed earthenware pots that provide slow deep water released directly to plant roots.

------------------------ Original April 2009 --------------------------

As the weather heats up, I’ve been thinking about how to stretch the growing season for my greens and am turning to container…


Added by Liz & Dan on May 27, 2017 at 4:53pm — 15 Comments

1st Annual Herb Festival! March 18th

Greetings fellow Gardeners!  I'm excited the Arizona Herb Association is hosting their 1st ever Herb Festival March 18th, here is some information about the educational event.  I'm hoping to see you all there!

Where: Cooperative Extension Office

4341 East Broadway Road, Phoenix, USA

When: Check-in begins 9am

Programs 9:30am – 4pm

$45 Ticket price includes lunch

The 1st Annual Herb Festival is a full day of fun &…


Added by Liz & Dan on February 19, 2017 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Stop Cutting Corners And Hiring Cheap Labor - It Will Eventually Destroy Your Business

If your statistics are showing that the advertising efforts are yielding less traffic compared to what they once did, consider adding social media marketing to your own approach. Promoting has assisted business owners in achieving success with their advertising efforts by utilizing an user-friendly associated with content sending. The following article…


Added by Bryle Gallo on February 2, 2017 at 10:57am — 1 Comment

Opportunity to Fund Community Gardens in Maryvale

State Farm Neighborhood Assist - Please Help Us Bring $25,000 to Our Community!

The Arizona Community Land Trust – Creating Community Gardens for Maryvale is one of the top 200 finalists in State Farm Neighborhood Assist™. We need you to rally behind our cause, cast your votes and help us win! Here’s how: click here […


Added by Richard Starling on October 26, 2016 at 3:41pm — No Comments

Calling All Maricopa County Community Gardens: Organizing Retreat Meeting for New Coalition, Sep. 17

We're holding an organizational retreat on Saturday, Sep. 17 with the goal of creating a county-wide coalition/network/association of community gardens (CGs).

Greater Phoenix is one of the few large urban areas in the country without an existing network of CGs to provide support for CGs, increase skills, share resources, and advocate for CG-friendly policies in area municipalities. It's time that we organized as a formal group to help CGs grow and thrive in the Valley of the…


Added by David Ray Hill on August 27, 2016 at 5:29pm — 1 Comment

nipple chicken waterers

I want to set up automatic chicken waters in my coop and run.  Does anyone have experience with nipple waterers?

Added by Kai Goodwillie on August 15, 2016 at 8:14am — 2 Comments

Save Water. Replace Your High-Flow Shower Head with an Efficient Low-Flow Showerhead

Now is the best time to replace your inefficient high-flow shower head with a highly efficient model.  Switching provides many immediate benefits. Since a new low-flow unit will result in a lower flow rate of water, you'll see an immediate savings on your water bill. Not to mention helping the environment as well.…


Added by Tom O'Mally on July 22, 2016 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Oasis Biocompatible Soap Bulk Order

Hey all,

I will be placing a bulk order of Oasis Biocompatible soap.  If you are interested in claiming yours go here and order...


Added by Greg Peterson on June 22, 2016 at 5:58am — No Comments

None GMO organic seeds

Hi everyone. Could someone recommend a good source for seeds? Culinary herbs and veggies :)


Added by Ivette on May 27, 2016 at 9:49am — 2 Comments

Moringa Tree

I've heard they are water intensive. How would they do on a lot that has flood irrigation?

Added by Catherine Monaco on May 26, 2016 at 3:50pm — 4 Comments


Added by Angela Entzel on May 11, 2016 at 8:51am — No Comments

Turning Dreams Into Reality

Join the University of Arizona Maricopa County Cooperative Extension May 17th and 18th for Turning Dreams Into Reality, a two day exploratory workshop on how to start a farm in Arizona.  Register today!

Added by Angela Entzel on May 11, 2016 at 8:48am — No Comments

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