Jennifer Wadsworth lives in Phoenix, Arizona with her two cats and four chickens on a small urban property in the Midtown Historic District.  She is a Permaculture Research Institute Certified Permaculture Designer, Arizona Master Gardener and the “Crazy Garden Lady” of her neighborhood. 

Jennifer’s always on a quest to find out what does and doesn’t work on her urban, dryland property.  She has three major goals:

  • Stick as close as possible to her site’s water budget. 
  • Grow shade, shade, and more shade!
  • Grow edibles in the most desert eco-friendly way possible.
  • Oh – and grow community at the same time.  That’s always a component of any project.  (yep – that was a fourth goal.  Consider it a bonus goal that emerged from the first three goals.)


2 thoughts on “About

  1. Hi Jennifer!

    Hope this is an OK place to post this (trying to mail you).

    Was intrigued by your post on permies about building an infiltration chamber off your kitchen sink to irrigate an orchard. http://www.permies.com/t/29380/grey-water/build-graywater-system-kitchen-sink#229040

    How is it working out for you so far?
    Anything you would have done differently or didn't expect?
    Have you found that you were OK without a wood chip grease trap? Did you do anything to mitigate risks of skipping this step? (i.e. Jandy back to sewer when using garbage disposal, vermi or fungi infusions into the chamber to jumpstart processing the grease)

    Looking to do something similar in SoCal. Thanks for any advice you can offer 🙂

  2. Jeff Rash

    Hi Jennifer!

    Told you I would check out you site. YLE from Permies.com- the guy asking about Arizona bees.

    Well I thought I would share the wealth of knowledge I accumulated on growing corn in the open dessert with you and anyone else that wants it! Here is the link and if you are interested, I can send the file to anybody that wants it.

    I would love for you to take a look and see what you think!




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