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Local First Arizona http://www.localfirstaz.com
Locally owned and operated businesses here in the Valley
Phoenix Permaculture Guild http://www.phoenixpermaculture.org
Sustainable minded people coming together and sharing information and resources
Native Seeds/SEARCH http://www.nativeseeds.org/v2/default.php
Find seeds that come from and grow well in our unique region
Arizona Registrar of Contractors http://www.azroc.gov
Licensed Contractors Build Confidence!
Desert Botanical Garden http://www.dbg.org
An amazing desert garden, if you haven't yet been, plan a visit!
Arizona Landscape Contractors' Association http://www.azlca.com/
Keeping our ear on what is happening in the industry and you can learn more about Arizona Certified Landscape Professionals
Slow Food http://slowfoodphoenix.org/
A non-profit, eco-gastronomic, organization that educates people about how their food choices affect the rest of the world
Slow Food http://www.slowfood.com/
Safety Services http://www.safetyservicescompany.com/
The Tree Amigos http://www.thetreeamigo.com
A certified Arborist that we adore!
The Urban Farm in Phoenix, AZ
Growing Good Food - Having Fun Gardening - Connecting With Nature
For more info: http://www.urbanfarm.org
Four Directions Permaculture
Holistic Sustainable Design
For more info: http://www.4dirs.com
For more info: http://www.tagari.com/
For more info: http://permacultureactivist.net/
Real Food. Real Farmers. Real Community
For more info: http://www.localharvest.org
Information on specific plants
For more info: http://www.desert-tropicals.com
University of Arizona
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
For more info: http://ag.arizona.edu
Arizona Cooperative Extension - Maricopa County
LOTS of info here!
For more info: http://ag.arizona.edu/maricopa/garden/
USDA/NRCS Plants Database
Specific plant profiles
For more info: http://plants.usda.gov/index.html
Dave Wilson Nursery
A great resource for fruit & nut trees
For more info: http://www.davewilson.com
Greenfield Citrus Nursery
A great resource for citrus
For more info: http://www.greenfieldcitrus.com
Acclima: Closed Loop Irrigation Systems
An Acclima product highly recommended for controlling water conservation and precise irrigation.
For more info: http://acclima.com/Paper/cut09.pdf
Save Our Citrus
Deadly citrus greening disease is on the move. Named for its green, misshapen fruit, citrus greening disease has destroyed millions of acres of citrus plants around the world. It is spread by a disease-infected insect, the Asian citrus psyllid, and has put the future of America's citrus at risk. Help stop the spread of this deadly plant disease. Don't risk citrus. Don't move citrus plants.
For more info: http://www.saveourcitrus.org/
Acclima: Closed Loop Irrigation Systems
The Digital TDT Sensor, the industry's only stable, absolute moisture sensor enabling accurate irrigation control.
For more info: http://acclima.com/Paper/cut12.pdf
Frost Protection PDF
Informative pages on a better understanding of cold weather and how to protect your trees, plants, and gardens from the frost.
For more info: http://www.lifesagardenaz.com/page_images/az1002-FrostProtection.pdf
The Air Quality Index (AQI) is an index for reporting daily air quality. It tells you how clean or polluted your outdoor air is, and what associated health effects might be a concern for you.
For more info: http://www.airnow.gov/index.cfm?action=airnow.main
Backyard Composting in Phoenix
Residents can dispose of their yard wastes by using a composter or mulcher. The city of Phoenix composters and yard carts (constructed from damaged garbage cans) can be obtained at a city disposal facility for $5. Call (602) 262-7251 or (602) 262-6598 for more information.
For more info: http://phoenix.gov/GARBAGE/trshadd.html
Backyard Composting in Mesa
The City of Mesa has established a Backyard Composting Program. Composting is a great way to recycle your yard and kitchen waste. Many of the materials needed for this program can be found in your home.
For more info: http://mesaaz.gov/waste/Backyard_Composting_Program.aspx
Rare and Exotic Fruit Nursery
Voted "Best Exotic Nursery" by Phoenix New Times!
For more info: www.tropicamango.com
Local Artist and Designer - very talented!
For more info: www.joanbaron.com
Indigo Street Pottery
Local husband and wife ceramic studio artists!
For more info: http://www.indigostreetpottery.com
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