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Inspiring sustainable urban living in the desert southwest.
Originally the Phoenix Permaculture Guild, we became the VPA in 2011 reflecting the reach of this growing community.
The term “permaculture” combines "permanent" + "(agri)culture" and addresses sustainability and interdependence of human and natural ecosystems.
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Is your flock part of an eco-friendly backyard? The VPA wants to hear from you! Inspire and educate by hosting a stop on the VPA’s fifth annual “Tour De Coops”. Whether yours is a thrifty coop cleverly made of found materials, or an elaborate poultry mansion, the VPA wants visitors to see them all. Share your passion for poultry and green living in Arizona’s most unique backyard tour! Apply today to be featured on the tour. Click here to apply.
The Garden Becomes the Metaphor...
An additional focus of the permaculture design course curriculum is in Community. Permaculture Design is critical to any collaborative community's efforts and one of permaculture's most important applications lies within business and community development.
This section, described as "invisible structures" will help students form a familiarity with a participatory approach to permaculture design as we move from techniques and technologies of the natural landscape to include strategies for the landscape of culture.
Students will learn a cohesive approach that ties permaculture principles directly to economic and community development. Learning modules include Communication & Human Dynamics, Creating Business Guilds, Finding your Right-Livelihood and EcoVillage Design.
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