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, January 02, 2015

Large Projects Meeting on Sunday

This Sunday - January 4, 2015

Author: Siemen Family Farms, Inc.
In the interest of ease I thought I'd post a "refreshed" article on Sunday's meeting...mostly because I just can't find the original thread Cara posted that has the comments. :-P
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Monday, November 24, 2014

Biochar Workshop Notes

from Sunday 11/23 at Polly Judd House, Spokane, WA

Author: Phil

About 20 folks attended. It was cold, sometimes windy. The sun poked out for brief periods, much appreciated. The fire helped.

Image:  Biochar Bokashi from Pacific Biochar, part of the workshop.

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Saturday, October 11, 2014

Reminder about Fall Harvest Party -this Sunday 10/12

Author: Torie Foote

Don't forget our Harvest Party! Sunday 10/12 Starts around 2pm. until????

Bring a dish to share-don't be square :-)

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Monday, July 21, 2014

The Classic Texts Downloadable for your Agriculture Library

Wisdom from agricultural heroes

Author: Annie M

Per the website owner:

This website provides downloadable e-books about radical agriculture, natural hygiene/nature cure and self-sufficient homestead living. There are secondary collections involving social criticism and transformational psychology.

No payment is required.

The library explores the connection between agricultural methods and the health or illness of animals and humans. A study of these materials reveals how to prevent and heal disease and increase longevity, suggests how to live a more fulfilling life and reveals social forces working against that possibility.


 

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Monday, June 30, 2014

Update on 2014 Inland Northwest Permaculture Convergence Planning

Comments, suggestions and volunteers sought.

Author: Chrys Ostrander

Here's an update on where we are planning for the 2014 Inland Northwest Permaculture Convergence. Whether we will actually hold this gathering has NOT been finalized.

I posted this update on the INPG Convergence Organizers' Listserve but we haven't heard back from anyone other than a couple of folks who said they'd be interested in attending. So, I'm expanding the outreach seeking comments, suggestions and volunteers from the Spokane Permaculture community.

Thanks to Gabe's hard work, here's what it looks like at this time

Dates: Sept. 11, 12, 13, 14

Location: Heartsong Retreat Center, Tum Tum, WA (Gabe confirmed with them that this venue is available and the folks there would welcome us)

Cost to INPG: A percentage (yet to be determined) of the profits.

Cost to attendees: To be determined. Work trade specifics also.

Event size: Up to 120 people.

We realize there is not much time, basically 2 months, to put together a gathering. Maybe folks feel like that's not enough time, but Gabe and I agreed that if we hear from just one or two people who are willing to really roll up their sleeves and help with the organizing, we'll keep on working to put on this year's gathering at Heartsong.

Read the full article for more details.

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Monday, June 23, 2014

Roundup Alternatives Testing

Permaculture Our Urban Design: Part 11

Author: Mike Hagar (website host)

At our last Permaculture Meeting at Sean and Shannon's we discussed many things including weed control.  I found this Youtube video with a great test of several alternatives. 

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Friday, June 20, 2014

Olla Project

... from May Permiculture Meeting at Andrea and Pat's

Author: Mike Hagar (website host)

At last months (May) meeting at Andrea and Pat's we had a great time, good company, helped Pat fence a chicken yard and Andrea provided everyone a hand made and fired Olla.  Because so few people showed up some of us got 2.  Andrea was requesting that people experiment with them as a watering tool for the INW.  We I finally got it into the ground...

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Thursday, April 03, 2014

Coeur d'Alene Local Food System Initiative is now the Inland NW Food Network

Author: Chrys Ostrander
It's official! The former Coeur d'Alene Local Food System Initiative is now the Inland NW Food Network! The INW Food Network is comprised of individuals, nonprofits and businesses committed to building a resilient local food system in the Inland NW.



https://www.facebook.com/pages/Inland-NW-Food-Network/1438188033091592
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Tuesday, April 01, 2014

New Law in Washington State Expands Farm Internship Pilot Program

Three-year pilot program to allow small farms in sixteen WA counties to take on interns, paid or unpaid.

Author: Chrys Ostrander
A new law in Washington State, Establishing a Farm Internship Program (FIP), introduced as bill SB 5123 to the Washington State legislature in 2013, was signed into law by Governor Jay Inslee on March 28, 2014.The law, which by all practical matters extends and expands a pilot program that had been in existence in Skagit and San Juan counties during 2010 and 2011, sets up a new, three-year pilot program to allow small farms in sixteen WA counties to take on interns, paid or unpaid. These interns will perform farm work, benefit from a structured educational program approved by the Washington State Dept. of Labor and Industries and administered by the farmer and receive Workers' Compensation coverage with premiums paid by the farm.
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Tuesday, March 04, 2014

Micro-Loans for Farms, and Food Related Businesses Local to Spokane

Local Vision Investing, LLC

Author: Chrys Ostrander
You might be a farmer, a food producer, a supplier.  Perhaps you grow apples, and make cider. Maybe you raise worms, sell worm castings and make great composted soil. Perhaps you raise bees and make honey, or bread, or goat cheese. Whatever is your role in local food production, Local Vision Investing will consider your application for a micro-loan.



http://www.localspokane.com/local-vision-investing/
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