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Study Group Meeting

Published on Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Study Group Meeting

Waxing Moon - Friday, May 17, 2013

Event date: 5/17/2013 3:55 PM - 7:55 AM Export event

Event Location: Spokane Conservation District

Regular Spokane Permaculture Study Group meeting (Waxing Moon).

5:55 PM to 7:55 PM, Friday, 5/17/2013
Location: Spokane Conservation District, 210 N Havana St  Spokane, WA 99202


  • Introductions - 10 minutes 
  • Presentation: Drip Irrigation Systems: by Bob Cattadoris - 60 minutes 
    - a show-and-tell and discussion about designing, purchasing parts, and installing drip irrigation systems
  • Call for presenters for our next meeting: - 10 minutes
  • Community Ideas: Visions and Activism: - 10 minutes
  • Community Events: - 10 minutes  
    - 2013 Inland NW Permaculture Convergence at MiVoden Retreat Center - Hayden Lake - Sept 13 - 15
  • Q & A time: Got a burning question, or a puzzle you're stuck on? - 30 minutes


The Waxing Phase of the Moon

We alternate our study group meetings between waning and waxing phases of the Moon. The impetus behind this is to free our members to attend to their fixed commitments (ev 2nd Tues and such), but also in celebration of the natural cycles we observe in our gardens, lunar cycle being one. Since the Moon's gravity influences ocean tides, it is thought that gravity tugs and pushes at the water in plants and soil. The rise and fall of moonlight also has influence in the garden. Lunar gardeners say these combine to impact seed germination, root vs top growth emphasis, floral development, and fruit production. While science has yet to validate a lunar effect, the tradition is strong, and it is fun to to think about.

Lunar gardeners say that seeds should be planted during the waxing period leading to a full Moon because moisture in the ground becomes most available to plants during the full moon. During both waxing weeks, increasing moonlight stimulates the production of foliage.


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