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.

9/7/2013 4:30 PM - 8:30 AM

3rd generation Iowa Farmer Howard Vlieger talks about GE/GMO crops

Moran County Library, Sat, Sept 7, 6:30-8:30

Author: Mike Hagar (website host)

Hello Business Supporters of I-522,

Howard Vlieger is a 3rd generation farmer in Iowa.  He’s been working on his own farm and with other farmers and scientists on genetically engineered crops for almost 20 years.  He is coming out to Washington to share his experience and talk about what he’s learned regarding the impact of genetically engineered crops on farm operation and livestock.

The information he has will be very relevant to farmers and hobbyist farmers, but it will also be very educational for the general population who wants to learn more about genetically engineered crops.

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Thursday, May 16, 2013

GMO labeling of food

I-522 - Protect Your Right To Know (what's in your food)!

Author: Cara

Yes on 522

Click "Read More" find out how you can help with this critical issue!!!

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Categories: Home Page Highlight, GMO


3/21/2013 4:30 PM

Food and Water Watch: GE Event (Genetic Engineering)

"Let ME decide" Campaign

Author: Mike Hagar (website host)
POSTED FOR:  Katie Martens,  Food and Water Watch

The event is on Thursday March 21st, at 6:30 pm, at the Wolff Auditorium on the Gonzaga University campus. It will be a panel discussion with Tom Stahl, a central Washington conventional wheat farmer as our keynote speaker. This event is informative, and we are trying to get members of the community more involved and more invormed about the issue of GE foods and I-522.
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Wednesday, February 06, 2013

Failure to Yield

Evaluating the Performance of Genetically Engineered Crops

Author: Mike Hagar (website host)

PDF provided by Sean Siemen

...a hard-nosed assessment of this expensive technology’s achievements to date gives little confidence that it will play a major role in helping the world feed itself in the foreseeable future.
This report is the first to evaluate in detail the overall, or aggregate, yield effect of GE after more than 20 years of research and 13 years of commercialization in the United States. Based on that record, we conclude that GE has done little to increase overall crop yields.

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