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
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.
Categories: Urban and Suburban Gardens, Food Forests, Commercial Farming, Home Page Highlight, Small Family Farm Projects, Family Urban/Suburban Gardens, Food Forests, Large Farm/Ranch Projects, Spokane Food Sustainability Projects, Community Food Forest Projects, Plant and Tree Profiles, Trees, Websites
Tuesday, August 11, 2015
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.
Categories: Permaculture Guide, Food Forests, Home Page Highlight, Food Forests, Large Farm/Ranch Projects, Trees, Bushes, Goats, Cattle, Sheep, Holistic Management, Websites
Friday, April 25, 2014
Here is an excellent resource if you are interested in agroforestry to include in your permaculture food forest.
Categories: Food Forests, Trees, Bushes, Education Resources
Tags: Trees, Food Forest
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
We live on 1.5 acres in the Spokane Valley. We have lived here 35 years. For the most part we have kept the place free of toxic chemicals. We have three 60 year old apple trees, two 60 year old sweet cherry trees, and a lovely, old plum tree. The fruit on that tree is like honey, no bitterness under the skin. There is also a 25 year old Black Walnut that produces a lot of nuts. We just have to figure out how to liberate the nut meats from the outer hull. Our rhubarb, raspberries and horseradish are well established. All the other fruit bearing trees are 10 years old and younger.
Categories: Urban and Suburban Gardens, Local Projects, Spotlight Projects, Small Family Farm Projects, Family Urban/Suburban Gardens, Food Forests, Large Farm/Ranch Projects, Trees, Animal Profiles and Husbandry Tips, Chickens, Holistic Management
Tags: Our food forest in various stages
Saturday, February 08, 2014
Categories: Plant and Tree Profiles, Trees, Bees, Chickens, Goats, Rabbits, Cattle, Ducks and Geese, Sheep, Websites
Wednesday, March 02, 2016
Categories: Permaculture Guide, Principles, Zones, Urban and Suburban Gardens, Food Forests, Commercial Farming, Home Page Highlight, Trees, Bushes, Websites
Saturday, March 15, 2014
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.
Categories: Permaculture Guide, Urban and Suburban Gardens, Food Forests, Small Family Farm Projects, Family Urban/Suburban Gardens, Food Forests, Large Farm/Ranch Projects, Trees, Companion Plants, Bees, Chickens, Goats, Cattle, Sheep
Thursday, January 30, 2014
Categories: Food Forests, Trees, Chickens, Goats, Cattle, Ducks and Geese, Sheep
2/23/2014 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
David Liezen, who is extremely knowledgeable about apple varieties from all over the world, is teaching the grafting class.
In addition to the grafting demo, David plans to bring handout materials and share lots of contact information for growers, websites and organizations dedicated to saving heirloom apple varieties from around the world. After the workshop there will be a potluck. Drinks will be provided.
Join us and add a new skill to your permaculture tool bag.
Categories: Events, Local News and Information, Local Projects, Small Family Farm Projects, Family Urban/Suburban Gardens, Food Forests, Large Farm/Ranch Projects, Spokane Food Sustainability Projects, Plant and Tree Profiles, Trees, Education Resources, Live Events
Tuesday, June 18, 2013
And Earth, untroubled,
Unharmed by hoe or plowshare, brought forth all
That men had need for, and those men were happy
Gathering berries from the mountainsides,
Cornel cherries, or blackcaps, and edible acorns.
Categories: Plant and Tree Profiles, Trees
Tags: Trees, plants
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