News and Articles

2

Mar

2016

Living Fences

See this website for good information about growing a living fence using willows.

Author: Annie M
http://www.westwaleswillows.co.uk/fedgeplanting.html
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12

Jan

2016

Chestnut Cultivation

Increase nutrition in your food forest using chestnut trees.

Author: Annie M

Take look at this website for detailed info re: cultivation of chestnut trees.  The article includes site selection, planting instructions for direct seeding or starting seedlings in pots, maintenance of your orchard, deer control strategies, pest and pathogen info, fertilization and watering requirements.  They also list some other websites for further information. 

Here's a You Tube video. It covers food value, timber value, feed value for livestock, medicinal uses.

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11

May

2015

There's Still Time to Register for the Permaculture Design Course May 23 to June 7 near Spokane

It's one of the most affordable PDCs in the U.S.

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30

Mar

2015

Agriculturally Supported Community

How Growing Food Together Makes Justice Real

Gonzaga’s Environmental Studies Department will host a free public presentation titled “Agriculturally Supported Community: How Growing Food Together Makes Justice Real” on Monday, March 30th in Wolff Auditorium from 7-8 pm.  Join urban farmer and educator, Josh Soltnick as he reflects on 15 years of community farming.  Drawing up his experience in ecological horticulture, the Peace Corps, as a family farmer, Josh founded the PEAS farm in Missoula, Montana.  As a partnership between the University of Montana’s Environmental Studies program and a local non-profit, the PEAS farm functions both as a CSA and as an educational resource for students from elementary school to college graduate programs.

ATTENTION:  There will also be a workshop on Tuesday, March 31, from 10:50 - 1:00.  Click  READ MORE for more information.
 

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23

Nov

2014

2015 Inland Northwest Permaculture Design Course?

A message from Michael "Skeeter" Pilarski seeking advice from permaculture-inclined folks in Spokane County, Stevens County and surrounding counties.

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25

May

2014

Spokane Lease Your Lawn Cooperative Farm

Permie designers, job seekers and urban property owners needed!

Author: merlinuhl

Would you like to grow the citys food and do your part to solve the climate, economic, and environmental problems? See what kind of oppertunities Spokane LYL Coop Farm has for you! 

http://spokanelylcoopfarm.wordpress.com/

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5

Jun

2014

Raising Poultry for Profit and Pleasure

Workshop with Jim Adkins, founder of the Sustainable Poultry Network

WORKSHOP:  

Raising Poultry for 

Profit & Pleasure 

WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION

 

 

Instructor:  Jim Adkins, founder of the Sustainable Poultry Network, has a passion for poultry and people that shows in his business.  He is an internationally renowned poultry judge who has traveled the world since he created the International Center for Poultry in 1992! 

 

Jim started his poultry interest in 4-H in the southwestern portion of Washington State. Since that time, Jim has raised over fifty breeds and varieties of standard bred poultry including chickens, ducks, geese & turkeys. 

 

 

Workshop participants learn how to; 

  *Identify true heritage poultry

  *Optimize your facility, feed, and forage

  *Select heritage poultry for production

  *Standard poultry best breeding practices

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7

Jun

2014

Permaculture 101: An Introduction for Beginners

Presented by Permaculturist Gabriel Gaul in Hayden Lake, ID

For more info, call 509-690-1184

or email: butterflyfungipermastead@gmail.com

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22

Apr

2014

Biochar conversations

Author: Torie Foote
A free event is happening in Suncrest - a conversation about Biochar! See you there?
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1

Apr

2014

New Law in Washington State Expands Farm Internship Pilot Program

Three-year pilot program to allow small farms in sixteen WA counties to take on interns, paid or unpaid.

A new law in Washington State, Establishing a Farm Internship Program (FIP), introduced as bill SB 5123 to the Washington State legislature in 2013, was signed into law by Governor Jay Inslee on March 28, 2014.The law, which by all practical matters extends and expands a pilot program that had been in existence in Skagit and San Juan counties during 2010 and 2011, sets up a new, three-year pilot program to allow small farms in sixteen WA counties to take on interns, paid or unpaid. These interns will perform farm work, benefit from a structured educational program approved by the Washington State Dept. of Labor and Industries and administered by the farmer and receive Workers' Compensation coverage with premiums paid by the farm.
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