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Alison McKee
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Processing Prickly Pear
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I attended the prickly pear harvest event this past weekend and had a great time.  While we heard many ways to process the fruit, we opted for burning the stickers (glochids) off the fruit as one of…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ericka Sep 3, 2014.

Composted Manure for Sale or Trade - Black Gold!
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Big Tank Ranch Mucking Fabulous ManureWe have another batch of composted manure finishedjust in time to get your fall garden ready!This batch is FREE of chemical wormers buthorses and goats were…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Alison McKee Aug 7, 2014.

FRESH EGGS for sale or trade
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Fresh Chicken Eggs for Sale or TradeMy black australorps just started laying along with my older hens and we're ready to take on one more weekly customer.  I feed traditional lay pellets, scratch,…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Alison McKee Apr 27, 2014.

Live Bee Removal
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My neighbor has a hive in a big saguaro cactus.  He is allergic to bees.  Would live removal be an option in a saguaro? Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ericka Feb 25, 2014.


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Composted Manure for Sale

We have a large batch of composted manure ready. $3 per bag - stacked and ready for pick up. These are reused 50 lb. feed bags. $2 per bag - bring your own bag & you bag it. Or, $40 per truck bed or trailer. We'll fill YOUR truck or trailer with our small tractor. Sorry, we don't deliver! This is a combination of horse, donkey, goat, chicken and turkey manure with associated bedding, straw & wood shavings. We hot compost, manage the temps and moisture.  Our animals are immunized, wormed…See More
Jan 9, 2016

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I'm a city girl gone wild! I currently have 2 horses, 2 goats (due to kid in March/April), 2 dogs, 1 very adorable donkey, 3 turkeys and too many chickens to count. I am composting all of my manure and am fascinated by the process and want to learn more! I hope to eventually garden here like I did when I was in the city. For now, it's hanging planters and pots with geraniums (rabbits won't eat them!)

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At 10:52am on August 26, 2014, Volunteer Manager said…

Alison, I love all your prickly pear photos!!! It was so nice to meet you this weekend. 


At 12:26pm on March 23, 2014, James said…

We live in the Gilbert area. would you happen to know someone who trims goat hooves? Thanks, James and Lori

At 4:40pm on January 30, 2014, Rasa Fuller said…

Hi Alison -- I hope this is where you meant for me to reply.  I'm new to this site's set-up.

I don't think I can get up there today before dark, but I can either send my husband up tomorrow during the day, or one of us can come up Saturday morning, whichever works best for you.  We're down by South Mountain.  My garden will be fine with almost-ready compost (though it sounds like it's pretty much ready).  How much will you charge for about a yard (that's about what our pickup truck can hold)?   And where (exactly) can we find you?  I think you can message me in private if you want to keep that info on the down-low :)  Thanks!  - Rasa

At 12:31pm on January 17, 2014, Member Coordinator said…

Welcome and thanks for joining the Valley Permaculture Alliance (VPA) website!  VPA is a Phoenix based non-profit that offers classes, training, activities, tours, events and demonstrations.  Learn more about VPA on the ‘About Us’ page, and explore what this site has to offer.  We hope that you will participate fully in the many groups, forums, and other resources on this site.  Please take advantage of the wealth of knowledge readily shared by our members! 

And thank you so much for your interest in volunteering with VPA.  There are many volunteer opportunities such as assisting with classes, with the seed library, in the office, and at events like the annual Tour de Coops and Mesquite Pancake Breakfast.  We encourage you to join the Volunteer Group ( to stay up to date with all the volunteer opportunities we have available or email  You, the Volunteer, make it possible fo the VPA to accomplish our mission of inspiring sustainable urban living in the desert southwest.  And we look forward to getting to know you! 

Want another way to connect with VPA? Look for us on Facebook.  ( and Twitter (@vpapermie).


If you have any questions or suggestions, please let us know. You can email Susan, the Class Coordinator at about classes and the website.  You can also reach Kate, the Volunteer Manager, via


Best wishes,


Volunteer Membership Coordinator


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