News and Articles

19

Mar

2013

Voice Your Support for SB 5123 - Establishing a Farm Internship Program in WA

Please! Call your WA State Representative in Olympia TODAY to voice your support for SB 5123, Establishing a farm internship program. This bill will help grow new farmers from the ground up.
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5

Mar

2013

3.4.12 Waning Moon Study Group Notes

Author: Anonym
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14

Feb

2013

Soil Health Workshop Report

How I Was Positively Blown Away by USDA

Author: Phil

USDA's national soil health team is exhorting local wheat farmers to replace chemical fallow and till-fallow with living cover on the promise that the soil vitality achieved will increase yields, stabilize and increase farm net income, reduce inputs, and eliminate reliance on synthetic fertilizer and herbicides. Our local Spokane Conservation District sponsored one of the workshops.

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6

Feb

2013

Failure to Yield

Evaluating the Performance of Genetically Engineered Crops

PDF provided by Sean Siemen

...a hard-nosed assessment of this expensive technology’s achievements to date gives little confidence that it will play a major role in helping the world feed itself in the foreseeable future.
This report is the first to evaluate in detail the overall, or aggregate, yield effect of GE after more than 20 years of research and 13 years of commercialization in the United States. Based on that record, we conclude that GE has done little to increase overall crop yields.

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1

Feb

2013

GMO A-Go-Go

Truth about GMOs explained in new animated cartoon

Interesting animated film uses humor to describe the GMOs and their effect on the world.
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22

Jan

2013

The Resilient Farm and Homestead

by Ben Falk of Whole Systems Design

The Resilient Farm and Homestead is a handbook for developing regenerative human habitat systems adaptive to drought, flooding, heat, power outage, price spikes, pest pressure, and the multitude of challenges brought by climate change, peak oil, food system contamination and economic decline.
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21

Jan

2013

Free Online Permaculture Course!

Crowd-funding to make it happen for all of us.

Author: Cara
Check out this video.  To help spread the principles of permaculture, The Regenerative Leadership Institute, self described as "The Nation's Sustainable Living, Leadership and Permaculture School" in Beaverton, Ore is attempting to produce a full Permaculture Design Course (PDC) and make it available free online.   Click on "Read More" below to check it out!
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15

Jan

2013

Spokane Oasis Market Garden Brief

Presented by Bruce-Ruhl Design

Author: merlinuhl
A short brief of the vision known as the Spokane Oasis Market Garden. A 54,000+sq ft Sustainable Garden-scape to be implemented on the roof of the Spokane Public Market, downtown Spokane on 2nd and Browne.
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11

Jan

2013

Establishing a Food Forest - the Permaculture Way

by Geoff Lawton

Full version of this hard to get video by Geoff Lawton 1 hour 23 min.
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11

Jan

2013

Spokane Conservation District

2013 Tree and Shrub Seedling Sale

The Spokane Conservation District is now taking orders for their 2013 Tree Sale.  Download their order form/brochure here.  It has great pictures and information on Species native to the Spokane area.

Provided to us by Garth Davis at the Conservation District.  He attended our last Permaculture Study Group Meeting at the Library.  Feels great to have a new level of community cooperation.

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