Spotlight on Local Projects

Here are a few of the Public and Private Permaculture projects that are in progress in the Spokane area.  We will highlight any project that may inspire and inform other neighbors that they can and should get started now.

 

12

Jan

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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Sep

2015

Help Us 2Produce a Production of Produce and more!

Author: merlinuhl
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May

2015

There's Still Time to Register for the Permaculture Design Course May 23 to June 7 near Spokane

It's one of the most affordable PDCs in the U.S.

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Apr

2015

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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Mar

2015

Agriculturally Supported Community

How Growing Food Together Makes Justice Real

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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Feb

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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23

Nov

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.

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Jun

2014

Permaculture 101: An Introduction for Beginners

Presented by Permaculturist Gabriel Gaul in Hayden Lake, ID

For more info, call 509-690-1184

or email: butterflyfungipermastead@gmail.com

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Feb

2014

Good Neighbor Farms

Patrick and Andrea Johns plan for a permaculture life

Author: Annie M

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.  

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Apr

2014

Creating Productive Food Forest Ecosystems

Techniques for Urban, Small, and Large Acreage Sites

Author: AshleyH

Join Andrew Schreiber, Lindsay Hagamen and Ashley Harris of the Windward Community for a weekend of exploration of the design, application and evolution of permaculture ecosystems to provide food, fuel, forage, and construction materials for homes and homesteads of all scales. HANDS-ON CONSTRUCTION of a hugelkultur bed/swale as part of the development of an intensive zone-1 community woodland garden.

Click here for more information about the event!

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Mar

2016

Living Fences

See this website for good information about growing a living fence using willows.

Author: Annie M
http://www.westwaleswillows.co.uk/fedgeplanting.html
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May

2014

Spokane Lease Your Lawn Cooperative Farm

Permie designers, job seekers and urban property owners needed!

Author: merlinuhl

Would you like to grow the citys food and do your part to solve the climate, economic, and environmental problems? See what kind of oppertunities Spokane LYL Coop Farm has for you! 

http://spokanelylcoopfarm.wordpress.com/

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May

2014

May Permaculture Meeting

Large acreage study group

Author: Annie M

 

The May meeting will be held Sunday the 18th (which is one week earlier than our normally scheduled meeting).  We need some help planting raspberries.  If time and weather permit we'll also be laying black plastic to sterilize some soil.

We'll be passing out some ollas I'm making.  Here's a YouTube link describing the use of ollas as a water saving tool.  The ollas I'm making are made of terra cotta clay and are made on the potter's wheel.  No glue is used. (see you tube link).

Please bring something to share at our monthly potluck.  We'll provide beverages.

Join us May 18th at our home: 12621 E Valleyway, Spokane Valley Wa 99216

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Apr

2014

Biochar conversations

Author: Torie Foote
A free event is happening in Suncrest - a conversation about Biochar! See you there?
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Mar

2014

Honey Locust

Uses: nitrogen fixer, wild and domestic animal fodder. Coppicing increases amount of wood available for use.

Author: Annie M

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.  

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Apr

2014

One-Day Workshop: "GROW MORE FOOD: High Tunnel Workshop" Deer Park, WA - April 19

Classroom Session: 9:30 am – 12:30 pm / Hands-on Farm Session: 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Tilth Producers of Washington One-Day Workshop: "GROW MORE FOOD: High Tunnel Workshop" Deer Park, WA - Saturday April 19th

Classroom Session: 9:30 am – 12:30 pm Deer Park City Council Chambers 316 E. Crawford St., Deer Park, WA

Hands-on Farm Session: 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm Estella Farms 34601 N. Short Rd., Deer Park, WA

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24

Mar

2014

Supporting City Council members ordinance for Market Gardens & small livestock

Author: Torie Foote

This is a good initiative on Market Gardens and Small animal livestock for urban areas, so I hope you will join in!
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Feb

2014

Spokane Permaculture Community Seed Swap & Sale

Feb. 22 - 10am to 2pm - Spokane Public Market

Seed Swap Poster
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18

Dec

2013

Food Forest Design and Care for Cities and Suburbs

with Toby Hemenway

Food forests, or edible forest gardens, are life-filled places that not only provide food for people, but habitat for wildlife, carbon sequestering, biodiversity, natural soil building, beauty and tranquility, and a host of other benefits. This workshop covers the basics of designing, planting, and maintaining a many-layered woodland garden of fruit and nut trees, perennial and annual vegetables, and flowers. In this class Toby gives you both the theory behind food forests and a wealth of practical information, including which plants to use, where to start, and what to expect as your food forest grows.
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Oct

2013

Common Camas

Edible native bulb, resembling onion, sweet in flavor. It is obtainable at Plants of the Wild in Tekoa, WA

Author: Annie M
Camas root was used extensively by indigenous tribes as a steady source of starch in their diets. Info found on USDA Plant Database.
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