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19

Apr

2014

One-Day Workshop: "GROW MORE FOOD: High Tunnel Workshop" Deer Park, WA - April 19

Classroom Session: 9:30 am – 12:30 pm / Hands-on Farm Session: 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Tilth Producers of Washington One-Day Workshop: "GROW MORE FOOD: High Tunnel Workshop" Deer Park, WA - Saturday April 19th

Classroom Session: 9:30 am – 12:30 pm Deer Park City Council Chambers 316 E. Crawford St., Deer Park, WA

Hands-on Farm Session: 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm Estella Farms 34601 N. Short Rd., Deer Park, WA

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4

Mar

2014

Micro-Loans for Farms, and Food Related Businesses Local to Spokane

Local Vision Investing, LLC

You might be a farmer, a food producer, a supplier.  Perhaps you grow apples, and make cider. Maybe you raise worms, sell worm castings and make great composted soil. Perhaps you raise bees and make honey, or bread, or goat cheese. Whatever is your role in local food production, Local Vision Investing will consider your application for a micro-loan.



http://www.localspokane.com/local-vision-investing/
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30

Jan

2014

Three Great Upcoming Ag Workshops

Art of Butchery - Making Your Small Farm Profitable - Pasture and Livestock Management

 Art of Butchery (not sponsored by the Pentagon)
Feb. 15 9am - 1pm, Spokane Community College

Making Your Small Farm Profitable
March 8, 9am - 3pm, WSU Extension, 222 N. Havana, Spokane

Pasture and Livestock Management
March 22, 9am - 3pm, WSU Extension, 222 N. Havana, Spokane
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9

Jan

2014

Final Report-- University of Idaho Sustainability Center Livestock Processing Project

increasing livestock production and processing for local and regional markets in northern Idaho and eastern Washington

Starting in 2011, the University of Idaho Sustainability Center partnered with local livestock processors and producers and UI faculty and students to research the economic development potential of increasing livestock production and processing for local and regional markets in northern Idaho and eastern Washington.  We explored the viability of different USDA-inspected processing options by examining economic feasibility, environmental impacts, consumer demand, producer capacity and willingness to participate, and processing capacity. 

We are wrapping up this research project and want to share our findings with you.
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9

Oct

2013

WSU to Hire NE WA Livestock and Forage Extension Specialist

Meeting Scheduled to Define the Position: Your Input Will Help Shape WSU's Approach

Meeting for stakeholders and the general public to discuss the plan and accept stakeholder input on issues and needs associated with a plan to employ a Regional Extension Specialist in Livestock and Forage Production to serve Northeastern Washington. Oct. 9.
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2

Sep

2013

Online Farmers Market Coming to Spokane

Please find attached a press release about the expansion of Northwest Farm Fresh (an online farmers market in Stevens County) into the Spokane area September 18th.

Contact: Shelly Stevens ;             FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

509-936-0057

shelly@nwfarmfresh.com

www.nwfarmfresh.com

www.facebook.com/NorthwestFarmFresh

LOCAL FARMERS GO HI-TECH

Shoppers Have Online Access to Locally Produced Food Year Round

 

Northwest Farm Fresh, an innovative online farmers market that connects local farmers with consumers year round, is adding a new pick-up location to the Spokane area beginning September 18th, 2013. Customers can shop directly from farmers and food producers online and pick up their order at the location of their choice, either in Colville, Chewelah or Spokane.

 

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29

Jun

2013

Workshop: Assessing Soil and Plant Health with Marc Tainio

at the Pine Meadow Farm Center, Cheney - June 29, 1pm

Observation is a key element in growing crops successfully, but most people, even seasoned farmers and gardeners, could use some help to learn from experts what, exactly, to look for when assessing soil and plant health in the field or garden. This knowledge is crucial for any grower when deciding what measures to take to produce the highest quality crop and fend off pressures from disease and pests.

Come to the Pine Meadow Farm Center at 1pm, on June 29 and learn about in-field tests you can do yourself for real time assessment of your soil and plant health.
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2

Aug

2013

PERMACULTURE DESIGN COURSE - UPDATED!!!

with MICHAEL PILARSKI, August 3-16, 2013

Author: Skeeter

Okanogan Valley, north-central Washington. An opportunity to take a pdc with the Inland Northwest’s leading permaculture teacher.

Early-bird price of $1,000 extended until July 7.

 

Probably no better investment at today’s point in history. Learn how to grow food in climate extremes. Learn how to work with nature to create bio-diverse, fully functioning ecosystems that are biologically and economically productive. Permaculture has solutions!

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29

Jun

2013

Workshop: Basics of Assessing Soil and Plant Health in the Field

at the Pine Meadow Farm Center - June 29, 1pm

Learn in-field tests you can do yourself for real time assessment of your soil and plant health. Presented by Marc Tainio and Steve Becker from Tainio Technology & Technique, Inc. of Cheney, a family-owned and operated company dedicated to producing natural, sustainable products and solutions to help restore balance in nature.
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5

Mar

2013

Holistic Management

TED Talk with Allan Savory

WOW!  Recently Maurice Robinette gave a talk about "Holistic Management" at the Spokane Permaculture Study Group.  It was very interesting but after watching this TED Talk video from the originator of the concept (Allan Savory),  I realize I just didn't get the BIG PICTURE.  Very worth while video with global implications.  Thanks for the introduction Maurice :).
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