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Apr

2013

Website

nature climate change

Author: Redurth
Interesting new to me source I'm sharing...
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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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Mar

2013

Food and Water Watch: GE Event (Genetic Engineering)

"Let ME decide" Campaign

POSTED FOR:  Katie Martens,  Food and Water Watch

The event is on Thursday March 21st, at 6:30 pm, at the Wolff Auditorium on the Gonzaga University campus. It will be a panel discussion with Tom Stahl, a central Washington conventional wheat farmer as our keynote speaker. This event is informative, and we are trying to get members of the community more involved and more invormed about the issue of GE foods and I-522.
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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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8

Mar

2013

Benefit Concert and Silent Auction for Pine Meadow Farm Center

Request for Donations: Auction Items

(Entered for Chrys Ostrander) 
The Pine Meadow Farm Center is having a benefit concert and silent auction on March 8th in Spokane. We are now accepting donations of auction items. We would be very grateful if you would consider making a donation of an auction item (goods and services accepted). Items donated are tax-deductible and you will receive a receipt for each donation.

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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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