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Mother of three veggie eatin boys with a small patio.

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At 6:30am on January 17, 2013, Catherine, The Herb Lady said…

Hi Kim,

Re: alpine - I first got my seeds probably 5+ years ago - they germinate pretty easily, and don't always like being transplanted.  Mine have been in so long they re-seed here and there at will and I generally let them :-)  They are primarily on the south side of an asparagus bed which runs east to west.  This companion planting gives them a little protection in the summer from the western sun.  BTW they all survived this killer frost.  Check out The Strawberry Store for seeds - they are a new supplier whom I have not bought from, but I have been in touch (looking at the Pineberry Strawberry) from them, but they have very good response to questions.  Bakers and other reliable sources sell one or both the red and white Alpines.  Good luck.  If you go with seed, wait until first week in March when the soil is warming to seed in, make sure you keep the surface moist but not soggy and just barely dust some soil over the seeds to maximize germination success.

At 3:40pm on June 29, 2012, Volunteer Manager said…

Hi Kim, 

Welcome to the VPA! 

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with the VPA.  We are having a Volunteer Orientation at the VPA Office on Wednesday, June 11th 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 to inspire sustainable urban living through education, community involvement, and creative cooperation.

Best Regards,

Kat Farris

Volunteer Coordinator


At 11:57am on June 27, 2012, Stacey Lillebo 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, sign up for our newsletter,  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.


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 requested 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.

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Welcome to the VPA!


Stacey Lillebo

Outreach Coordinator


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