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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Friday, November 21, 2014

Biochar Workshop 11:00 AM Sun 11/23 Spokane

In support of Polly Judd Park Community Garden and Food Forest

Author: Phil

Friends of Polly Judd Park (1802 W 14th St, Spokane) are moving ahead to install a combination community garden and food forest. This biochar workshop is in support of that intent. Build a fire and they will come.

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Friday, September 27, 2013

Citizens Advisory Committee Food Forest Plant List

City of Spokane

Author: Phil

The Inland NW Food Forest Council is working with the City of Spokane Parks and Recreation Department to develop a food forest plant list. I post the most current version as an Excel spreadsheet on Dropbox.  To view the file CLICK HERE.  

Dropbox is a great file sharing tool.  If you install Dropbox using the following link both you and I will receive an extra 0.5GB cloud storage.  INSTALL DROPBOX.

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9/16/2013 5:00 PM - 8:30 AM

Food Forest Speaker Jacqueline Cramer

Monday September 16, The Woman's Club, Spokane

Author: Phil
A great opportunity to hear and share Food Forest implementation experience and insights with Jacqueline Cramer from Seattle’s Beacon Hill Food Forest project. No registration. Free to attend.    
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9/4/2013 6:30 AM - 12:30 AM

Food Forest Candidate Tour

Wednesday, September 4th

Author: Mike Hagar (website host)

On Wednesday, September 4th, people who have been interested in Food forests within the Spokane area meet for a 4 hour tour of the following parks to see if they would be good candidates. 

Attended by:  Phiil Small, Ed Bryant, Garth Davis, Kate Burke, Cindy Deffe', Ben Peterson, Tim Kohlhauff, Marilyn Lloyd,  Michael Hagar, Cara Hagar, ........ (Who have I missed?).

Candidate Parks... Froggy Pond, Grant Park, Polly Judd Park, Peaceful Valley and Arboritum.

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