Committed to supporting community actions to build local sustainable private and community gardens using Permaculture principles tailored for the Spokane Area.  It is open to all members to share information on Events, Plant Profiles, Articles and links to other websites.  In addition we hope to provide forums and events for professional Farmers, not-for profit and government organizations interested in learning about and integrating sustainable Permaculture design principles in our area. Permaculture is not just about sustainable gardening... it is about sustainable living.

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

TREE FODDER FOR LIVESTOCK

Pollarding Trees

Author: Annie M

I've discovered a Facebook Group titled Tree Hay.  There's a good discussion on the Regarians Facebook page re: pollarding trees to feed animals.  Take a look at this YouTube video too.

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6/5/2014 9:00 AM

Raising Poultry for Profit and Pleasure

Workshop with Jim Adkins, founder of the Sustainable Poultry Network

Author: Deborah Berman

WORKSHOP:  

Raising Poultry for 

Profit & Pleasure 

WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION

 

 

Instructor:  Jim Adkins, founder of the Sustainable Poultry Network, has a passion for poultry and people that shows in his business.  He is an internationally renowned poultry judge who has traveled the world since he created the International Center for Poultry in 1992! 

 

Jim started his poultry interest in 4-H in the southwestern portion of Washington State. Since that time, Jim has raised over fifty breeds and varieties of standard bred poultry including chickens, ducks, geese & turkeys. 

 

 

Workshop participants learn how to; 

  *Identify true heritage poultry

  *Optimize your facility, feed, and forage

  *Select heritage poultry for production

  *Standard poultry best breeding practices

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Wednesday, March 02, 2016

Living Fences

See this website for good information about growing a living fence using willows.

Author: Annie M
http://www.westwaleswillows.co.uk/fedgeplanting.html
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Monday, July 21, 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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5/18/2014

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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5/18/2014 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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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4/22/2014 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Biochar conversations

Author: Torie Foote
A free event is happening in Suncrest - a conversation about Biochar! See you there?
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3/23/2014 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Monthly Work & Share Party- March 23rd

Author: Torie Foote

Sunday, March 23rd is our Monthly hands on experience at the Footehill's Farm. We will start somewhere around 2pm. and go to about 6pm.

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Saturday, March 15, 2014

Honey Locust

Uses: nitrogen fixer, wild and domestic animal fodder. Coppicing increases amount of wood available for use.

Author: Annie M

Take a look at this tree.  It's uses include nitrogen fixation, wild and domestic animal fodder, rot resistant timber good for fence posts and furniture.  The spring flowers attract all pollinators.  Coppicing increases amount of wood available for use.  

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11/25/2013 3:00 PM - 7:00 AM

Waning Moon Study Group

Ed Bryant Presentation - Introduction to Permaculture

Author: Siemen Family Farms, Inc.
Ed Bryant will be presenting at our next Permaculture Study Group on 11/25. The working title is "Introduction to Permaculture".

With sufficient interest, this could be the perfect primer for a series of separate classes by Ed to further indoctrinate, er, um...develop a broader participatory base here in the Spokane area of Permaculture savvy people.
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