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.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Common Camas

Edible native bulb, resembling onion, sweet in flavor. It is obtainable at Plants of the Wild in Tekoa, WA

Author: Annie M
Camas root was used extensively by indigenous tribes as a steady source of starch in their diets. Info found on USDA Plant Database.
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Thursday, April 18, 2013

Cooking Greens

Perennial Vegetables

Author: Earthchild
The first perennial food sources in the spring are SHOOTS. [See article of Apr 6th]  The next to emerge are the GREENS.  The earliest COOKIN' GREENS are probably watercress and dandelions, with the next being stinging nettles.  I love wild plants!  If I have missed your favorite cooking green, please leave a comment!
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Thursday, April 04, 2013

Edible Shoots

Perennial Vegetables

Author: Earthchild
Food is mostly the same thing, over and over, and you buy it ready to eat, or nearly so.  Very few still raise their own food, and even fewer know that many edible plants are perennial.   I will write on vegetable food plants, hardy in zone 3 or 4, that come up every year or reseed themselves:  Shoots, tubers & bulbs, cooking greens, and salad greens.  [Burpee calls the Spokane area zone 5.]   My sources will include books, magazine articles, and websites.  If you know of other edible perennial plants in each category, please leave a comment!
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