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Published on Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Study Group

Waning Moon - Wednesday August 29, 2013

Event date: 8/28/2013 3:45 PM - 7:45 AM Export event

Event Location: Spokane Public Library

Recap of 2013 Garden Season
Regular Spokane Permaculture Study Group meeting (Waning Moon).
5:45 PM - 7:45 PM Wednesday August 28, 2013

Spokane Public Library, Room 1A
906 W Main Ave, Spokane, WA 99201


  • Introductions - 10 minutes 
  • Recap of 2013 Garden Season: - 40 minute discussion
    - How did your garden grow this year? We will have a computer and projector to show photos. Please bring a thumb drive with your garden photos to the study group or email them to us at philip.small@landprofile.com.
  • Call for presenters for our next meeting: - 10 minutes
  • Community Ideas: Visions and Activism: - 10 minutes
  • Community Events: - 10 minutes  
    - Toby Hemenway Food Forest Workshop - Spokane - Sept 13
    - 2013 Inland NW Permaculture Convergence at MiVoden Retreat Center - Hayden Lake - Sept 13 - 15
    - Jacqueline Cramer - Food Forest Discussion at The Woman's Club - Spokane - Sept 16
  • Q & A time: Got a burning question, or a puzzle you're stuck on? - 30 minutes

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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