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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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Apr

2013

The Green House

West central co-housing gardening/ animal keeping/education experiment

Author: Redurth
Summer of 2012 these 2 city lots were purchased with a vision.

6 housemates and a dog this Spring are planting the seeds along with youth around the area.

I, Adam Brown, pruned up a cherry in the front and planted some gifted Comfrey, from a member at the last meeting, underneath. I also pruned up some original? Lilacs and Honeysuckle that may have been planted in the mid 20th century. My friend Beth Mort helped me start up some compost. My friend Ed Bryant stopped by and gave me some pointers and my buddy Dan Dengler removed one of the 9 Silver maples in order to allow some more Sun on the empty lot where the future greenhouse may be and also to provide lumber for the future dining table.
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19

Mar

2013

Urban Farming

A good article about Chicago commiting to urban farming!!

Author: Torie Foote
This lays out a new initiative in Chicago to reclaim abandon lots, add supportive infrastructure and start farming it! Hopefully we can spread that here....
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4

Feb

2013

Siemen Family Farms, Inc.

Herb and Edibles Farm in the heart of Spokane

Really, just an excuse to post pics from last year!  But seriously it's always changing around here so hopefully no view so strikes you you'll be upset by it changing. February 1st marks the beginning of a whole new season of work, planting, expanding, learning, meeting new friends, and growing more food for ourselves and the Main Market Co Op where we primarily have offered herbs but have an open door to other surpluses.  Who knew?!
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