There have been a few changes this year at our beloved Valley Permaculture Alliance (VPA). The public is mostly familiar with the public programs the VPA sponsors like the Tour de Coops and the Shade Tree program in conjunction with APS and SRP, and there are many classes and programs covering everything from gardening to composting to micro livestock. 2013 brought a lot of changes to the VPA: in October 2013, Jennifer Bonnett began as executive director, and even more recently, the VPA moved into a new office space.
Bonnett previously was executive director at the Arizona Public Health Association, and as far as 2014 goes, she says, "We are excited at Valley Permaculture Alliance for the new year. We will focus on our mission to inspire sustainable living in the desert Southwest and be more effective in accomplishing it." We interviewed Bonnett about herself and her new role at the VPA.