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Study Group Meeting

Published on Monday, May 27, 2013

Study Group Meeting

Waning Moon - Friday May 31, 2013

Event date: 5/31/2013 3:55 PM - 7:55 AM Export event

Regular Spokane Permaculture Study Group meeting (Waning Moon).

5:55 PM to 7:55 PM, Friday, 5/31/2013

Location: Spokane Conservation District, 210 N Havana St  Spokane, WA 99202


The Waning Phase of the Moon

We alternate our study group meetings between waning and waxing phases of the Moon. The impetus behind this is to avoid conflicts with other regular meeting commitments, but also in celebration of the natural cycles we observe in our gardens, lunar cycles being one. Since the moon's gravity influences ocean tides, it is thought that gravity pulls and pushes at the water in plants and soil. Lunar gardeners say this ebb and flow has an impact on seed germination, 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 bulbs, perennials and underground vegetables, such as carrots and potatoes, should be planted during the first seven days of a waning moon because these plants need to have their root system become well established. The second week of the moon's decreasing light is considered the best time for controlling insects, pruning, watering and harvesting.

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Author: Phil

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4 comments on article "Study Group Meeting"


Trish B

5/28/2013 8:59 PM

Since I am new to the group I just wanted to check if I need to sign up or just show up. Thanks


Mike Hagar (website host)

5/28/2013 9:12 PM

Hi Trish, Welcome to the group. Feel free to just come. See you there.



Trish B

5/29/2013 9:21 PM

Looks like my sister is coming over from Wenatchee. I will have to catch the next one. Thanks for letting me know. :)



5/30/2013 4:19 PM

I realize that I could be posting the future calendar of events, as few of us have the lunar cycle handy in our minds.

1) For the latest lunar 1/3Q meeting dates you can always look to http://www.spokanepermaculture.org/Forum/tabid/93/forumid/8/threadid/270/scope/posts/Default.aspx

2) Posted there currently:

First Quarter, Waxing Moon

Sunday June 16, 2013

Tuesday July 16

Wednesday August 14

Thursday September 12

Friday October 11

Saturday November 9

Monday December 9

Third Quarter, Waning Moon

Friday May 31, 2013

Sunday June 30

Monday July 29

Wednesday August 28

Friday September 27

Saturday October 26

Monday November 25

Christmas Day December 25 - No Meeting

For more info on moon phases, sunrise, sunset, etc... check out www.timeanddate.com

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