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, January 12, 2016

Chestnut Cultivation

Increase nutrition in your food forest using chestnut trees.

Author: Annie M

Take look at this website for detailed info re: cultivation of chestnut trees.  The article includes site selection, planting instructions for direct seeding or starting seedlings in pots, maintenance of your orchard, deer control strategies, pest and pathogen info, fertilization and watering requirements.  They also list some other websites for further information. 

Here's a You Tube video. It covers food value, timber value, feed value for livestock, medicinal uses.

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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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Monday, May 11, 2015

There's Still Time to Register for the Permaculture Design Course May 23 to June 7 near Spokane

It's one of the most affordable PDCs in the U.S.

Author: Chrys Ostrander
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Monday, February 02, 2015

Group Tree Purchase?

I'd like to guage the interest level

Author: Chrys Ostrander
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Sunday, November 23, 2014

2015 Inland Northwest Permaculture Design Course?

A message from Michael "Skeeter" Pilarski seeking advice from permaculture-inclined folks in Spokane County, Stevens County and surrounding counties.

Author: Chrys Ostrander
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6/7/2014 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Permaculture 101: An Introduction for Beginners

Presented by Permaculturist Gabriel Gaul in Hayden Lake, ID

Author: Chrys Ostrander

For more info, call 509-690-1184

or email: butterflyfungipermastead@gmail.com

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4/4/2014 4:00 PM - 4/6/2014 2:00 PM

Creating Productive Food Forest Ecosystems

Techniques for Urban, Small, and Large Acreage Sites

Author: AshleyH

Join Andrew Schreiber, Lindsay Hagamen and Ashley Harris of the Windward Community for a weekend of exploration of the design, application and evolution of permaculture ecosystems to provide food, fuel, forage, and construction materials for homes and homesteads of all scales. HANDS-ON CONSTRUCTION of a hugelkultur bed/swale as part of the development of an intensive zone-1 community woodland garden.

Click here for more information about the event!

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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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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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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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