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Michelle S. Hawkins
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  • Scottsdale, AZ
  • United States

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Is anyone grinding their own meat or making sausage?
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Hi!I'd like to start making sausage and grinding my own meat. Does anyone have a hand grinder they would recommend?Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Chris Dec 6, 2013.

Prickly pears free harvesting from Farm in San Tan Valley

Hi All.A lady in San tan Valley is letting folks come and harvest prickly pears from her farm this saturday. She has room for 10 more people. Its free. She will also show how to can and preserve the…Continue

Started Aug 22, 2013

Prickly Pears
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Sorry if this seems like a dumb question but I'm going to ask anyway. Where do I find prickly pears?MichelleContinue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Powell Gammill Aug 27, 2015.


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On disability and nothing else. I need to make us more self sufficient.

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At 7:41am on October 24, 2013, Phyllis G. Crecelius said…

I hope to get there by the time it starts.  If you can't find me there, call 480-236-4754

At 7:09am on March 2, 2013, Volunteer Manager said…

Hi Michelle,

Welcome to the VPA! 

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with the VPA when signing-up to become an on-line member.  We are hosting a Volunteer Orientation at the VPA Office on Thursday, March 14th 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 of inspiring sustainable urban living in the desert southwest.

Best Regards,

Kat Farris

Volunteer Manager


At 8:12am on February 27, 2013, Lucy A Lieberman 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, 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. By signing up as a member you are also signed up for our weekly newsletter which gives you descriptions of classes offered each weeks and dates for upcoming events.


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 a 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!

Lucy Lieberman

Community Outreach Coordinator


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