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.

Friday, September 25, 2015

Fall harvest party

Help celebrate the season

Author: Thom
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4/26/2015 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM

April Large Rural Project Meeting

Get together on Sunday 4/26 @ 2pm

Author: Annie M
At our last meeting we discussed a tour of Greentree Naturals  (the 1st organic farm in the Sandpoint area, I believe) for our April meeting.
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3/30/2015 7:00 PM

Agriculturally Supported Community

How Growing Food Together Makes Justice Real

Author: Mike Hagar (website host)

Gonzaga’s Environmental Studies Department will host a free public presentation titled “Agriculturally Supported Community: How Growing Food Together Makes Justice Real” on Monday, March 30th in Wolff Auditorium from 7-8 pm.  Join urban farmer and educator, Josh Soltnick as he reflects on 15 years of community farming.  Drawing up his experience in ecological horticulture, the Peace Corps, as a family farmer, Josh founded the PEAS farm in Missoula, Montana.  As a partnership between the University of Montana’s Environmental Studies program and a local non-profit, the PEAS farm functions both as a CSA and as an educational resource for students from elementary school to college graduate programs.

ATTENTION:  There will also be a workshop on Tuesday, March 31, from 10:50 - 1:00.  Click  READ MORE for more information.
 

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2/22/2015

Change in Start Time: We'll Begin at 1:00PM LEARN HOW TO BUTCHER A CHICKEN

Demonstration and Hands On Practice in Butchering a Chicken.

Author: Annie M

Join us February 22nd (4th Sunday meeting) at 1:00PM for a hands on workshop.  Cara Hagar will demo how to butcher a chicken.  Anyone who wants to (and brings a chicken to butcher) will have a chance for hands on participation. The workshop will be held at the home of Pat and Andrea Johns. If you bring birds to butcher please withhold food for 24 hrs prior to butchering. It's important for the crop to empty prior to butchering. Do not withhold water. 


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Monday, February 09, 2015

cooperative regional tree and plant order

Inland Northwest Permaculture Guild is providing on-line ordering as a service

Author: Chrys Ostrander
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2/20/2015 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

One Day Workshop with Michael (Skeeter) Pilarski

Increasing crop diversity & productivity on small farms

Author: Cara

1000 Crops for NW growers.   A one-day workshop by Michael Pilarski

WSU CoOp Extension Office

222 N. Havana St, Rooms ABC

Spokane, WA

Friday, February 20, 2015  9am - 4pm   

Suggested donation $20 - $50.  Bring a brown bag lunch and send an email that you're coming to:  friendsofthetrees@yahoo.com

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Tuesday, February 03, 2015

Special Discount Rate for the Tilth 40 Conference

Maurice Robinette: Pacific Northwest Center for Holistic Management

Author: Mike Hagar (website host)
The Pacific Northwest Center for Holistic Management is able to offer an extension of a special discount rate we got for the Tilth 40 Conference. This amounts to a 40% discount on the new state of the art webinars produced by the Savory Institute. Using this information will guarantee your decisions (any) will meet the triple bottom line. Use the code PNCHM T40 for the discount. (Worth over $250) This isn't just about cows! If any of you heard April Thatcher talk about her farm she has used the process to create good consistent profits above her salaries from her ten acre farm near Vancouver.
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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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10/23/2014 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Whitworth University Presents: Dr. Elaine Ingham

Living Soils, the Soil Food Web, and Compost Tea

Author: Cara
Lecture followed by Q&A session

Location: Robinson Teaching Theater, Room 107 in Weyerhaeuser Hall at Whitworth University (see attached pdf file)

Cost: FREE! 

BE SURE to RSVP to fjohnston@whitworth.edu to ensure there is adequate seating. 

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8/24/2014 3:00 PM - 8:00 PM

August meeting of the Rural Large Property Group

At Mike & Cara's - Please see the full article in the Forum

Author: Cara

Geez, who’s hosting the permaculture meeting for our group this month? What, it’s us? Uh oh!!!

Seriously now, we, the Hagars, are happy to host the meeting this month and we sincerely apologize for the late notice. Hopefully since we regularly meet on the 4th Sunday of the month, you've all just been waiting to see where its happening! In celebration of the growing year winding down, we’d like to start it a wee bit later in the day and make it a dinner barbeque. We’ll supply the burgers and fixings, and you supply a side dish or dessert, and BYOB.

It’s too hot in the afternoon to make you work, so instead we’ve got several topics we’d like to tour at our place before we eat. They include:

◾4 small food forests, in various stages of growth
◾A new water collection system in its initial building phase, with 3 x 865 gallon tanks
◾Lessons learned in the food garden (those damned stink bugs!) 

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