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.

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Asclepias sp. "Milkweed"

A. speciosa, fascicularis

Author: Redurth
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Sunday, January 27, 2013


Symphytum officinale

Author: Mike Hagar (website host)

Comfrey (also comphrey) is an important herb in Permaculture Gardening. It is used as a fertilizer, mineral accumulator, guild plant for fruit trees and as an herbal medicine.

The main species used now is Symphytum × uplandicum or Russian comfrey, a hybrid between Symphytum officinale (common comfrey) and Symphytum asperum (rough comfrey).

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Friday, January 18, 2013

Perennial Vegetables - Cold/Temperate Zone 4-7

List from Eric Toensmeier's book "Perennial Vegetables"

Author: Mike Hagar (website host)

This list was found on Eric Toensmeier's website :

Cold Temperate: East, Midwest, and Mountain West

This is a large and highly populated region covering much the eastern and central United States, as well as much of the warmer parts of Canada. This region corresponds with USDA Zones 4–7, and Sunset Zones 2–4, 6, 11, and 32–43.

From the website you can explore other zones.

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Sunday, January 13, 2013

Mighty Mustard

Really Spicy Mustard

Author: Anonym

Two varieties of Mustard developed on the Palouse for chemical-free weed suppression and some pest control.

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Sunday, January 13, 2013

Siberian Pea Shrub

Caragana arborescens

Author: Cara
Siberian Pea-shrub is an especially useful plant for permaculture installations.  Because of its nitrogen-fixing capacity, it is valued as a guild plant for fruit trees as it provides longterm nitrogen to those plants in its immediate vacinity.  Additionally, it is rapid growing and reproduces readily.  Visit the links in the expanded article for pictures and lots more information.
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Tuesday, January 08, 2013

Autumn Britten Raspberry

One of the earliest fall bearing raspberry varieties.

Author: Mike Hagar (website host)
One of the earliest fall bearing raspberry varieties. Berries turn red in mid-July. Large, sweet fruit are firm yet juicy, and the canes are upright and vigorous. Primary variety for farm production as it makes large berries that come ripe earlier in the season. Autumn Britten is disease resistant and should have a low trellis, for though the canes are sturdy, they bow under the weight of the berries.
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Thursday, January 03, 2013

2013 SPSG Tree Purchase - CANCELED

Get your tree list here...

Author: Mike Hagar (website host)

We are getting started organizing the 2013 Group Tree Purchase

UPDATE:  This event was canceled because we did not feel we could not get organized enough this year to do a good job.

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