Instructor: Rachel BessThose packets at the nursery or on your favorite planting website are so enticing but have you ever thought about collecting the seeds from the plants you already have?Sometimes seed collection is easy and straight forward. Other times, cross-pollination, hybredization and other factors can make it much more complex. This class will cover general seed-saving information as well as specific techniques for a variety of common garden crops, plus ways to help prevent…See More
Instructor: "Farmer" Tony Robson Free food! Yes, you read that right. Not only does this class include hands-training on how to keep your produce fresh and alive from picking until you are read to serve it, you will be taking home Desert Marigold veggies!The simple, easy ART (“Aqueous Revitalization Technique”) is based on the same principles florist use to keep their flowers long lasting. No longer will you open you refrigerator crisper to find wilted and lifeless vegetables. Your farm…See More
Pruning Fruit Trees with Bryan WhiteSaturday, December 29th from 9:00 to 11:00 AM*Free Hands On Workshop* This class will teach the art and science of good pruning including how to prune a young tree for good structure, the basic pruning types and how to avoid the worst pruning mistakes. This class will include a hands-on opportunity to practice pruning with Bryan. Bring your clean, sharp pruning shears to class if you have some.See More
Mesquite and Carob Milling Requested Donation: --Milling - $2 gal of beans milled with a $5 minimum Join the Valley Permaculture Alliance for the annual mesquite bean (and carob bean) milling event. Bring your mesquite pods for milling. Carob and batches larger than 10 gallons will be milled on this day. If you have an exceedingly large batch, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and use the subject line MESQUITE MILLING. Note on pods - be sure they are dry and free of leaves, twigs, stones and other…See More
Instructor: Christine Braboy Are you interested in Cheese? Does the thought of cheese make your mouth water? Come take a class on the basics of cheese and cheese making. This cheese class will cover the classifications of cheese, as well as making basic cheese in your own home! Cultures and kits will be available from the instructor after the class.Please sign in with the volunteers at the door.$15 fee is payable with cash or check. (Make checks out to Valley Permaculture Alliance).The Tempe…See More
"Good question. Different instructors. Who will present many of the same things but many differences as well. This upcoming is probably $250 cheaper reflect a more local group of instructors who don't need their rooms and…"
Registration has begun for the 72 hour Permaculture Design Coursebeginning August 25, 2012. See the web site for more informationhttp://www.4dirs.com/fdpc/pc_PDC.htmA primary feature of this course is that you will personally experience permaculture by taking the classes at permacultured homesites with experienced local teachers and experts, and do so in a perfectly sized group for incredible collaboration and friendships. Every PDC around the…See More
Is there a community or school garden in your future? This is an introduction to school and community gardening with friends, neighbors, coworkers, students, municipalities, or organizations. The session will cover: Considerations before getting your hands dirty Planning Site Selection Site Preparation Organizing your Project Leadership and Facilitation Managing throughout the season Common troubleshooting issues and how to address them Resources $15 Suggested Donation (cash…See More
Hi Rebecca, I would love to help do a citrus gleaning on March 25th, it's the day after our Shade Tree event in Paradise Valley, so it will be a great way to unwind from a busy Saturday....plus all the lovely yummy fruit to be gleaned....ummm, I'm salivating just thinking about it. Hope to see you soon!