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Unexpected Turmeric Harvest
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As I've mentioned before I planted some turmeric with my ginger and horseradish. This was grocery store turmeric that I let sprout a little before sticking it into my box. I cut them up, around the…Continue

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Started this discussion. Last reply by MaryMcP Jan 13, 2014.

Lamb's lettuce/ Dutch Corn Salad
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Does anyone have any experience in growing this in the valley?If so, when do you seed it?I grew up with it and I would love to plant some, but I'm not sure when the best time would be. In Europe it…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Steve Enteman Nov 19, 2013.

Does anyone have experience in growing cucamelons?
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I planted what were supposed to be cucamelon (a.k.a. mouse melon/ mexican sour gherkin) seeds, the plant looks like it should ... the fruit doesn't ... yet?It's supposed to look like a tiny…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Birgit K. Oct 22, 2013.

Year of the pests
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Apparently my task this year is to learn about all the pests that can befall a dessert garden.I've had one infestation after another and apparently we're just getting started!We've had/have thrips,…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Birgit K. Sep 24, 2013.


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I live in Phoenix and I've been increasingly expanding my veggie growing in our small backyard.

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At 3:32pm on July 25, 2013, Volunteer Manager said…

Welcome to the VPA!

Thank you so much for your interest in volunteering with the VPA when signing up to become an online member! We are hosting a Volunteer Orientation at the VPA Office on Tuesday, September 17th at 6:30pm-8:00pm, and we would love for you to be there. 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.

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At 1:21pm on July 25, 2013, Class Coordinator said…

Thanks for joining the Valley Permaculture Alliance (VPA) website! VPA a Phoenix-based 501c3 non-profit that offers classes, training, activities, tours, events and demonstrations on gardening, small livestock and other topics related to urban farming and sustainable living. Read 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!   When you signed up to be a member, you may have opted to receive our weekly newsletter. We hope you will find the info and updates on classes and other events helpful. If not, please let us know how to make it better. You are able to unsubscribe instantly by selecting "unsubscribe” at the bottom of the newsletter.

Finally, there are many volunteer opportunities to assist with classes, the seed library, in the office and at events like the annual Tour de Coops and Mesquite Pancake Breakfast. If you would like more info on volunteering, please let us know.

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