Hi everyone! This is my first blog post, I just joined. I have 2 young roosters that I would like to get rid of asap. Both are just under six months old, and outgrowing their living space. One is a silver-laced lakenvelder, a tad aggressive, but I think he just needs more space to roam. The other is a small black silkie who is somewhat shy but friendly. Both are healthy and crowing. I love my chickens and would love to keep them but I just don't have room for them and my…Continue
Added by Tanner Laizure on July 1, 2015 at 8:14pm — No Comments
Let’s face it, when we decorate our homes, we want visitors to think we paid good money for that look, but the truth is most of us can’t afford the home décor looks of our dreams. Here are a few ways to make your home look expensive without the actual cost!
Affordable DIY upgrades for all skill levels
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Added by Sally Williams on June 30, 2015 at 9:13pm — No Comments
Dear Community Friends, I am looking for assistance with our schools garden. We are having a community project day on July 11th from 8am to 11am. Our students will be present to assist with all projects in school, including repairing our garden. We are looking to the community to come out and assist our students. If you can help or have questions, please email Stephanie Daniels at Stephanie.email@example.com. Thanks :)
Added by Stephanie Daniels-Lilly on June 29, 2015 at 11:36pm — No Comments
Remodeling projects rarely go as smoothly as you hope. No matter how much planning goes into a home remodel and no matter how prepared you feel, it never goes exactly as you have it down on paper. Here are five of the most common oversights homeowners make when remodeling their homes and some tips for avoiding those oversights.
Added by Sally Williams on June 26, 2015 at 3:39am — No Comments
There are few greater feelings than a clutter free, and organized home. Getting it to that state, however, can be stressful and cost a lot of money if you do not know what you are doing. First and foremost, you have to get rid of all unnecessary clutter. Hold a yard sale or donate items that you do not use to open up more space in your home and make organizing much easier. Here is some more advice for organizing your home without draining your savings account.
Added by Sally Williams on June 22, 2015 at 8:48pm — No Comments
Added by Jenny on June 16, 2015 at 12:53pm — No Comments
We will be living out of the country for an extended period of time and our renter cannot care for our chickens and rabbits. We are hoping someone in the Permaculture network would like to add our critters to your mix. We have 4 chickens. They are 3 years old so they do not lay as much as younger birds but they are excellent at pest control and creating fertilizer!! They will come with their feeder, any remaining feed and watering containers.
We have 3 lionhead rabbits.…Continue
Added by Shawn & Allison Disarufino on June 12, 2015 at 1:57pm — No Comments
I have several beds that need some mulch to protect the plants for the summer and I'd read about using pine needles (which we have a lot of and they are free). But I've also read in the past about pine needles not being so good, although that may have been regarding compost since they take a long time to break down. I think being in Arizona our soil would not be hurt by acidification from the needles.
can anyone tell me when guavas are ripe in phoenix?
Freshly produced (2015 season) Vermont maple syrup is available at local farmer's markets.
Simply Vermont is a family business at the foot of Mt. Mansfield in north central Vermont. Our goal is to provide small batches of high quality syrup. One thing which differentiates us from other maple businesses is that our sap collection system uses no energy. We don't use any vacuum pumps or electricity to collect the sap, it's a "Zero-Energy gravity feed sap system" which…Continue
Added by Linda Enger on March 6, 2015 at 12:50pm — No Comments
Heirloom organic varieties, all well suited to our arid climate. I've been growing tomatoes in my east Mesa garden for 10 years and these are some of my favorites, just started some extras this year to help cover my seed cost. All are in 3" pots and ready to go into the garden. $5 ea or 5 for $20
From Baker Creek, rareseeds.com
German Green Cherry
From Native Seed Search in Tucson
Added by Kim Watkins on February 15, 2015 at 10:07am — No Comments
Download the Tarragon Handout Here: AHA%20Tarragon%20Talk.pdf
I have 3 pomegranite bushes and a turkey fig tree that I have in pots. I moved them around the yard now for about a year, and having found that they both like full sun, I am ready to plant them in the ground. Is now a good time for planting these? (early December?) Thanks for your sage advice.
We love to add fun & different stuff to our garden. Candles, rocks, dried drift & much more. We enjoy afternoon & evening tea in the garden.
It has been 17 months since I dug my first shovel full of road base in this once sterile backyard of mine. The first thing to go in the ground was my mint collection that I have gathered from the hollers in Tennessee to the canyons of northern Arizona and babied over the past 20 years, and then my Iris from the Arizona Strip homestead where my Great Great Grandmother first planted them. Now those will be the first things to be put back into pots. Yes, it is true, I am moving. Again. It…Continue
Last night, I watched Symphony of the Soil, recommended by a fellow permie. It helps to confirm what I am doing to our front yard is the right way to start building a good soil structure for the plants. And I have amazing plant growth to prove it.
Catch a free online viewing of one of the most important film that all gardeners and farmers could watch to understanding soil building and the importance of soil building to help make the future a better place for all of us.