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Relocate Bees, North Central Phoenix
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Liz & Dan Oct 8.

How do you Harvest Mesquite beans?
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Liz & Dan Jun 11, 2013.

 

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Liz & Dan replied to Larry's discussion Baker Nursery
"That is actually a good idea - we could post a selection of good nurseries we like around the Valley to give folks an opportunity to branch out to other local nurseries instead of having to hit up the big chain stores. Are there other alternatives…"
Oct 14
Liz & Dan replied to Grace Marie Newton's discussion What do you like or hate about your local nursery?
"Hi Ravi, Do you mean things you purchase elsewhere instead of purchasing at Bakers?  Or things Baker's carries but you just aren't interested in purchasing?"
Oct 14
Liz & Dan replied to Grace Marie Newton's discussion What do you like or hate about your local nursery?
"I forgot my #1 rule - being honest!!  The one thing that will make me run screaming from a place of business is someone BS'ing an answer.  I live just across the street from a certain nursery on Glendale Ave near 7th St and staff…"
Oct 14
Liz & Dan replied to Grace Marie Newton's discussion What do you like or hate about your local nursery?
"I heard that the Bakers were working with someone to open again under the Baker name but with a new location, they did not have any luck making the financials work with the land values where they are today, so as far as I know, that idea is no…"
Oct 14

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Fixer of all Things

Greetings!

Hello all and welcome to our Permaculture Page! Dan and I are very happy to be a part of this online community and have learned so much from all of you. Thanks for making this a great place to learn, grow and contribute to our local neighborhoods.

Please let me know if you have questions or comments about what we have here. We have the power to create the world we want to live in here and now.

Cheers,
Liz & Dan

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Cool Features about the VPA Website

There are a lot of new folks here and I thought I might share a few of my favorite things about this website...

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Search Function

One of the best functions I love about this website is the search function at the top right corner of the page.  If you want to know what has been posted about a certain topic (i.e. chicken scorpion stings, harvest…

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Posted on February 24, 2013 at 4:10pm — 1 Comment

Wicking Bed Experiment UPDATE 7-25-12

Wicking Bed Experiment

So I used our neighbor’s old kiddie pool to try a proof of concept this summer.  A Wicking bed is simply an enclosed reservoir of water over which you put a growing medium and grow stuff.  It is supposed to be low water use and the research I found was intriguing enough to want to try it!…

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Posted on June 19, 2012 at 10:00am — 58 Comments

Summer Greens Program Presentation

Hi All,

I know it seems kind of early to start thinking of summer, especially with this cold snap.  But summer is right around the corner and our beautiful supply of fresh lettuces, spinach and other tasty winter greens will soon be replaced by squash, corn, okra and the other summer gardening favorites.  But does that mean we have to give up on the idea of salads and other cooked greens from the garden?  NO!!  Well, at least not entirely... we can't grow lettuce during the summer…

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Posted on February 15, 2012 at 11:00am — 7 Comments

FREE Food Preservation Video Series

Hello fellow Permies,

Did you know about the fantastic video section on this website?  We have an entire series on food preservation created by Purdue University titled "Putting Foods By" by Sue Berg from the Monroe County Extension Service and Stephanie Solomon from Mother Hubbard's Cupboard demonstrate different ways of stretching your food dollar and preserving food in your own home with the following techniques:…

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Posted on January 26, 2012 at 10:19pm — 5 Comments

New Publications from our friends at UofA

For those who don't know, UofA has a great Cooperative Extension office here in Phoenix.  Uof's

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences also has well researched papers available for free (some hard copies cost money) to anyone looking for information on a variety of topics related to landscape and gardening.  These are two new ones:…

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Posted on July 19, 2011 at 1:15pm — 2 Comments

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At 12:00pm on April 30, 2013, Konahwhaka said…

Thanks for your reply. Our website is petroglyphhealing.com were you will find a page on the Olla Project. I am selling them in one of the local stores in Cave Creek which carries about 25 of our other native remedies, healing honeys, and native muds and lotions....etc... but need to start selling them locally. I have not approached anyone....would love to hook up for ideas of places to distribute. I am inumdated with building our healing center, helping other healing apprentices and making our full  line of healing products so I haven't delved into distribution yet. Any interest or directions would always be appreciated. We can link sites if you send me yours. I would recommend people from our site to yours in the contact page for whatever listing you deem apropriate. If you look at our site you can message us as providing native Ollas and remedies if you wish. I only have about a dozen products on the site. I sell and privately make medicine for 4 local doctors and vets on top of the supplement stores that carry some of our stuff. for the mean time I am selling them from the website locally.

Best DC

At 9:51am on April 29, 2013, Konahwhaka said…

I own a native healing center in Northern AZ, you can acces a little info on it at petroglyphhealing.com. One of our new products is native american ollas. I commisioned  a 3rd generation cherokee potter to create the original design from his history. We are just strating to make them available to the public. It has taken us over 2 years to facilitate a working product. The type of clay, its thickness, and the exact firing temp are all factors in making a sustainable olla. I have the first 3 sizes in production and I wanted to connect to you guys as you are great proponents of water conservation and organic gardening. If you are intersted I would even send you a couple for you to see and try to help get the word out of what we are doing. Our Center has been producing ancient remedies for a few years now and we are starting our own organic farm using the ollas in a larger configuration....90 to 100 pots in a single organic herb plot. we use over 120 herbs around the world for our remedies and are starting to grow them ourselves to empower our remedies to the fullest. Let me know.

 David Cobb

Petroglyph Healing Center

 

480 772 3327

At 12:01pm on April 1, 2013, Zoe Burns said…

Hi my name is Zoe I emailed you like a million years ago and you had gotten back with me about flood irrigation in the garden. Well.... It worked out amazing ! I have a pipe about 5" diameter, and i put a screen and a hay barrel in front of it and so far after about 4 months of doing this i have had no issues with bermuda grass. The hay is amazing for filtering out seeds!

At 9:44am on February 5, 2013, Stephanie said…

Liz I'm thinking about doing the Jujubes in a pot to keep from spreading.  You did that right?  What variety do you have and where did you get it?

At 6:30pm on September 1, 2012, David Schwinghamer said…

How you doing on this fine Labor Day weekend?

At 10:33am on July 17, 2012, Lisette Volkmar said…

Liz, is this what you were looking for?

billboard vinyl (Biltmore Area)


Date: 2012-07-17, 9:45AM MST
Reply to: 4kbjx-3145142155@sale.craigslist.org [Errors when replying to ads?]


Billboard vinyl's

10' x 30' = $40
10' x 36' = $50
10' x 40' = $60

602-312-7990
  • Location: Biltmore Area
  • it's NOT ok to contact this poster with services or other commercial interests

PostingID: 3145142155

At 7:24am on June 9, 2012, Lisette Volkmar said…

Morning Liz,

 

So I still can't get on using my desktop,  but can access using my daughter's netbook.  TThis uses the same IP and the same wireless modem, so that makes it my PC's problem.  Lovely!  Thak you for your help,

Lis 

At 1:26pm on May 23, 2012, Stephanie said…

Are you still looking for host homes?  We would be interested in hosting.

At 1:14pm on October 31, 2011, Vanessa Rice said…
Hi Liz,

Will do and thank you!

Vanessa
At 1:37pm on October 9, 2011, Lisette Volkmar said…

Blog post?

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Lisette Volkmar to liz
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Liz,

Did I post the announcement of the American Livestock Breeds
Conservancy conference program (
http://albc-usa.org/conference2011/programs.html) in the wrong spot?
I haven't seen it show up.  The topics on the program are fascinating
and seem right in line with permaculture goals.  Not that any of us
will be going, but there were interesting ideas, even in the program,
to stir creative thought.

Thank you for your work!

Lis
 
 
 

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