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June 2008 Blog Posts (4)

Home in the July issue of Phoenix Home and Garden Magazine

My husband Architect Perry Becker and I have our home featured in the July issue of Phoenix Home and Garden.........The Living Green issue...we are on page 124...Starting from Scratch.We look forward to adding solar when better incentives or pricing becomes more affordable.Most of the plants are native and through friends and neighbors had the opportunity to save and plant over 300 cactus.



Our yard and trees had a wonderful bloom this year..... we are very fortunate to have several… Continue

Added by sandy on June 29, 2008 at 4:32pm — 1 Comment

In the Beginning...

I have been convinced that the best way for me to document my permaculture experiments and revelation is through this blogging option (It was pointed out to me that I always lose the scrap papers and bits of napkin that I usually jot these things down on and that if I ever wanted to be able to find this information again, it might be best if I put it somewhere physically out of my hands :).



As I am preparing to move to yet ANOTHER location, I will be putting my summer garden at my… Continue

Added by Heather Welch on June 27, 2008 at 11:03pm — 2 Comments

Saguaro Syrup

Wow! What a day. Today I made saguaro Syrup for the first time. I harvested 35 fruits (bahidaj to the Tohono O’odham). The harvesting, fun...the scooping of the fruit, tedious...the result, Heavenly. It only made enough to cover about 10 pancakes but it's a start. I hope we can all do this soon on a grander scale.…





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Added by Nick on June 27, 2008 at 4:30pm — 3 Comments

National Park Bio Toilet

This morning as I got ready for work and the TV played in the background, I heard something about a ribbon-cutting on a "bio toilet" in a national park. Intrigued, I dug around and found this story: Ribbon-Cutting Planned for $70,000 "Bio Toilet" at Mount Rainier National Park.



The article states: "From the outside… Continue

Added by Chris B on June 6, 2008 at 9:40am — No Comments

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