Hi, I'm trying to find a source or a spot to aquire some native grasses. like az fescue,blue gama, cotton top. Reason being I want to plant a non irrigated pasture to replace an irrigated one. Native seed search has them but there expensive if I coul
I'm planing on putting in some sugar cane someplace in the garden and I'm not sure where the best place to plant it is. Everywhere I read is says to plant sugar cane in full sun but we all know what that can mean here - fried plants co
Hey everyone, VPA is currently looking for mesquite trees for a bean harvesting event. If you have mesquite trees with ripe beans still on the trees or know of locations that might be good for harvesting, please let me know (reply to this discussion
I am looking for nutritional info on Palo Verde tree seeds and flowers, also mesquite trees, also what is edible on desert willow and devils claw and other plants etc. of the Sonora desert in Arizona if you have any info or know who to contact.
I live near a street that has older fruiting olive trees. I have harvested for curing but would love to take some to the Queen Creek Olive mill to be processed for oil. The problem is the Mill requires a true cooperative amount of 300 pounds or about
New Farmers Market opening in Tempe seeks backyard growers, master gardeners and small-scale producers! The Market is a program of the Tempe Community Action Agency, and will operate Saturday mornings starting January 11, 2014.
I am organizing a Food Day fair at Phoenix College on October 24. I'm looking for community members doing interesting things who would be willing to host an informative or interactive table. This is a great way to reach out to the community with what
The VPA Seed Library has seeds to share of edible desert plants, vegetables, herbals, ornamentals and many others. Come check out our collection. We'd love to have some of your saved seeds to increase our variety of desert adapted edibles. It's f
monsoon season is a good time for planting. try devil's claw, gourds, sorghum, basil, panic grass, corn, squash, beans and chiles. my I'itoi shallots are re-sprouting from their dormant stage too. rain is nice.
Has anyone had any luck at growing edibles under mesquite tree? If so, what? I'm looking at possibly adding a mesquite on the west side of my chicken coop. I have a passion fruit vine trailing up it currently, but it isn't looking so good. The tree w
I'm wondering if anyone has experience growing this grape in the outlying areas of the Valley? I'm at just over 2000' elevation and wonder how I might get this plant, perhaps a cutting or seed. But I don't know where to find it in the wild and unsure
Call for Coops and an invitation for Native & Perennial Foods Group to have a presence at one of the coops! The tour is educational as well as fun, and we want to expose the group to a large audience. If you have an interesting coop (or know someone