Retired Phoenix paramedic firefighter. Married to the same lovely lady for 34 years, two grown children and two grandsons. We have 1.5 acres with a small orchard and large garden next to the Hassayampa River 2 miles downstream from Wickenburg. We have been gardening for our entire marriage. I recently became a raw vegan and am interested in growing my own organic produce. I want to make my soil the best it can be to improve the quality of the vegetables. I am interested in educating myself in nutrition and native foods as well.