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Arizona Permaculture Network

     The Arizona Permaculture Network is a loose affiliation of permaculture practitioners and others interested in the sustainability of Arizona. We are not an organization, but a network connected solely through this listserve.

Dan Dorsey
      I teach workshops and courses with Sonoran Permaculture Guild, Prescott College, Pima Community College, and other organizations throughout the Southwest. I have a B.S. in Forestry, have completed two Permaculture Design courses, and have been awarded a Permaculture Diploma in the field of Education, Design, and Community Sevice by the Permaculture Institute of North America. I am on the adjunct faculty of Pima Community College, teaching green construction and straw bale house construction; and the adjunct faculty of Prescott College, teaching classes and mentoring on topics such as Permaculture, passive solar design, water harvesting, and sustainable site planning and design

Dan Dorsey, 221 E Linden, Tucson, Arizona 85705, U.S.A. Ph: int+ 1 602 624 8030

Edibles And Exotics, is currently a back yard tropical and exotic plant nursery that specializes in selling fruiting plants and trees. We have been in business since 2020 but the owner Kurt has been growing and propagating plants and trees his entire life. The plant nursery started out as a typical Arizona yard with a pool, crushed rock, tons of concrete, and absolutely no shade! In just a few short years the pool, rock, and concrete were removed and a food forest was planted. There are over 100 tropical and exotic fruiting plants and trees now growing on the property. These plants are used for food production and also to propagate and spread the joy! Recently we started a youtube channel geared towards, how to videos, traveling to different locations to show permaculture in action, and also informative videos about how to grow plants and how they grow in their natural environment and why you should try and replicate those conditions. We are currently in talks with a local charity in apache junction Arizona that is looking for a 1 acre food forest install to help feed their portions. We plan on donating as many plants as we have on hand to give them a huge variety of healthy fruit all year long! We will be installing swales, harvesting storm water runnoff, mulching heavily, and and recycling as much free stuff as we can as the build goes along. If you are interested in something similar feel free to contact us. Our YouTube channel is

Kurt Betz owner of Edibles and Exotics 4821 E Hilton Ave, Mesa AZ 85206 (480)652-3434

The Urban Farm

     The Urban Farm The Urban Farm offers a yearly Permaculture Design Course since 2006 and is Your Go-To Resource for Online Food-Growing Education. Our teaching and management team consists of Greg Peterson, Don Titmus, Janis Norton, Bill McDorman, Belle Starr & Kari Spencer. Through our courses, classes, and podcasts, we can help you gain the understanding, the confidence, and the inspiration to grow your own food. We offer education in urban agriculture, organic gardening, urban orcharding, permaculture and sustainability. Janis Norton, PO Box 10072 Glendale, Arizona 85318-0072, 602-248-9256

The Sonoran Permaculture Guild

     The Sonoran Permaculture Guild is a group of highly committed individuals who share a common vision of making the world a better place through permaculture techniques. We teach integrated workshops and classes on sustainable landscape design, as well as on topics ranging from bee-keeping to water harvesting to growing food at home. We offer the Permaculture Design certification course each Spring in February and March, as well as in another city in the Fall. We also provide consultation and teachers to neighborhoods, schools, governments, non-profits, and individuals to help them complete their grant or other sustainable educational experience. We ally with other organizations that plan and create a sustainable future. NEST, Inc./ Sonoran Permaculture Guild has been working in the Southwest sustainable communities movement for over 20 years. Our office and classroom is located one and a half miles north of downtown Tucson, AZ.

Seeds Trust, Inc.

     Seeds Trust is a 25 year-old family seed company dedicated to teaching you to save your own seeds, grow a delicious home garden and create stunning native landscapes. We sell heirloom seeds (passed on from generation to generation), open-pollinated seeds (will reproduce true to form) and organic vegetable, native wildflower, native grass and medicinal herb seeds. Search the entire Seeds Trust online seed catalog. Landscape professionals will be happy to find the list of all our wildflower, herb and grass selections sorted by scientific names.
PO Box 596, Cornville, AZ 86325

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