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Tell me about kiwis....
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Do any survive or thrive in the valley? The vpa offered them at a tree sale a few years back and there are old forum posts, but I haven't heard of anyone raising kiwis in Phoenix metro.I know they…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Andrew Brewer Mar 3, 2016.

Yay or nay: using water to dig tree holes?
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When planting in hard soil, do you use water to soften things up or do you go at it with hand tools?Always wanting to work smarter, I usually dig a small hole with the shovel and turn the hose on it,…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Charles Lucking Jan 21, 2016.

Having trouble starting some seeds, Arizona Rosewood (vauquelinia californica)

I bought some vauquelinia californica seeds (Arizona Rosewood, the native oleander lookalike) and have been trying to sprout them with no luck.The seeds themselves are very tiny and mixed in with…Continue

Started Aug 10, 2015

Sun damage starting to show
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I have shaded almost all of my new in-ground trees, and so they are doing well. But in looking at a couple older (2nd and 3rd) year trees I have sun orange streaks starting already. So far on…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Powell Gammill Jun 21, 2015.


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At 2:03am on June 30, 2015, Bruno Serra said…

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At 4:05pm on May 5, 2011, Jane Doyle said…

Hi Lauren, you've found just the right place to learn about desert sustainability. We're glad to have you here! Here's your welcome letter:

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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