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Affiliations

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/
International Chapter   

Safety Services http://www.safetyservicescompany.com/

The Tree Amigos http://www.thetreeamigo.com
A certified Arborist that we adore!   



Resources

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

Tagari Publications

Permaculture Publications   
For more info: http://www.tagari.com/

Permaculture Activist

Permaculture Magazine   
For more info: http://permacultureactivist.net/

Local Harvest

Real Food. Real Farmers. Real Community   
For more info: http://www.localharvest.org

Desert Tropicals

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

AIRNow

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

Joan Baron

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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