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21

Jul

2014

The Classic Texts Downloadable for your Agriculture Library

Wisdom from agricultural heroes

Author: Annie M

Per the website owner:

This website provides downloadable e-books about radical agriculture, natural hygiene/nature cure and self-sufficient homestead living. There are secondary collections involving social criticism and transformational psychology.

No payment is required.

The library explores the connection between agricultural methods and the health or illness of animals and humans. A study of these materials reveals how to prevent and heal disease and increase longevity, suggests how to live a more fulfilling life and reveals social forces working against that possibility.


 

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23

Jun

2014

Roundup Alternatives Testing

Permaculture Our Urban Design: Part 11

At our last Permaculture Meeting at Sean and Shannon's we discussed many things including weed control.  I found this Youtube video with a great test of several alternatives. 

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23

Jun

2014

Two Bees or not two Bees

Neonicotinoid City Ordiance

Author: Torie Foote
Help is needed now! The City of Spokane City Council will be considering a new ordinance that bans the use of Neonicotinoid

within city limits and testimony is needed (and letters and emails!!!). The chemical company is working hard to defeat it.

MONDAY 23 6pm. at City Hall

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20

Jun

2014

Olla Project

... from May Permiculture Meeting at Andrea and Pat's

At last months (May) meeting at Andrea and Pat's we had a great time, good company, helped Pat fence a chicken yard and Andrea provided everyone a hand made and fired Olla.  Because so few people showed up some of us got 2.  Andrea was requesting that people experiment with them as a watering tool for the INW.  We I finally got it into the ground...

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18

May

2014

May Permaculture Meeting

Large acreage study group

Author: Annie M

 

The May meeting will be held Sunday the 18th (which is one week earlier than our normally scheduled meeting).  We need some help planting raspberries.  If time and weather permit we'll also be laying black plastic to sterilize some soil.

We'll be passing out some ollas I'm making.  Here's a YouTube link describing the use of ollas as a water saving tool.  The ollas I'm making are made of terra cotta clay and are made on the potter's wheel.  No glue is used. (see you tube link).

Please bring something to share at our monthly potluck.  We'll provide beverages.

Join us May 18th at our home: 12621 E Valleyway, Spokane Valley Wa 99216

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18

May

2014

Monthly Permaculture Meeting for May 2014

At the home of Pat and Andrea Johns

Author: Annie M

The May meeting will be held 5/18 (which is 1 week earlier than the normally scheduled meeting).  We have a couple projects to work on (weather and time permitting).

 

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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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3

May

2014

New Farmers' Co-Op Kick-Off Dinner

Free Kick-Off Dinner

Author: Cara

Please join us on May 3rd for a catered dinner, as we officially kick-off the newly formed cooperative growers association.   Over the past 6 months a group of local farmers and ranchers have been working together to form a cooperative association supporting local food production and sales.   Small producer?   This is the place for you! 

Please see the attached pdf fliers for additional information and the number to call to RSVP for the dinner (required).  We'd love to see you there.

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27

Apr

2014

April Permaculture Study Group Gathering

Designing for Water

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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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