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.

 

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Jun

2017

Perma Uni-versity

Support or attend Perma Uni-versity

Author: merlinuhl
Looking for presenters, attendees, and supporters at this permaculture designed flash university about permaculture. Join us for four fun filled days at Spokane Falls Community College! Learn more at: permauniversity.org
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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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Apr

2015

Tumtum Permaculture Design Course: Early Bird Reduced Admission Ends April 15

Inland Northwest Permaculture Guild's Permaculture Design Course
May 23 to June 7 Near Spokane, WA.
Early bird course fee before April 15: $850. After April 15: $950.
Early bird couple rate: $750 each. After April 15: $850.
Other payment options and details on the INPG website:
http://inlandnorthwestpermaculture.com/
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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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Feb

2015

Special Discount Rate for the Tilth 40 Conference

Maurice Robinette: Pacific Northwest Center for Holistic Management

The Pacific Northwest Center for Holistic Management is able to offer an extension of a special discount rate we got for the Tilth 40 Conference. This amounts to a 40% discount on the new state of the art webinars produced by the Savory Institute. Using this information will guarantee your decisions (any) will meet the triple bottom line. Use the code PNCHM T40 for the discount. (Worth over $250) This isn't just about cows! If any of you heard April Thatcher talk about her farm she has used the process to create good consistent profits above her salaries from her ten acre farm near Vancouver.
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Dec

2014

Learn Foraging and Ancestral Skills with the Human Habitat Project

There are exiting ways to get involved in the Human Habitat Project this coming year!

I'm gearing the agenda toward providing a cutting edge bioregional education experience, through foraging, ancestral skills immersion, permaculture, resource stewardship, travel, exposure to congruent communities, and connecting with intriguing individuals. After all, my own desire to continually learn and explore was the impetus for the project. A satisfying education involves more than books and tests. The education we all want is an adventurous path to leading a rich life. The Human Habitat Project is about pursuing nature's 'good life'. This journey is made of intimate connections with life's great variety, finding lifelong friends and mentors, exploring the land, learning from the land's cultures, giving to the greater community, and finding your niche. The agenda linked outlines activities planned for the year, at the project site, and across the broader bioregion. If you'd like participate, or have ideas for integrating your own plans, please get in touch (practicalnaturalist@gmail.com).
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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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Nov

2014

4th Annual Inland Northwest Small Farms Conference

Farm-a-Palouse-A

Author: Cara
The 4th Annual Inland Northwest Small Farms Conference, Farm-a-Palouse-A, on Saturday November 1, 2014 is about food and farming for everyone!  Before you register, view the course schedule (http://sccd.org/smacreage.html#agenda) to get an idea of which classes you'd like to attend.    Click here for more info: 
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Oct

2014

Whitworth University Presents: Dr. Elaine Ingham

Living Soils, the Soil Food Web, and Compost Tea

Author: Cara
Lecture followed by Q&A session

Location: Robinson Teaching Theater, Room 107 in Weyerhaeuser Hall at Whitworth University (see attached pdf file)

Cost: FREE! 

BE SURE to RSVP to fjohnston@whitworth.edu to ensure there is adequate seating. 

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Sep

2014

Come to the Inland Northwest Permaculture Guild's 2014 Convergence

Tumtum, WA Sept. 11 - 14. Pay what you can afford. No one turned away for lack of funds.

We are very pleased to announce:

The Inland Northwest Permaculture Guild's
2014 Convergence:
"Back to the Roots"

at the beautiful
Heartsong Retreat Center

7034 Hwy 291, Tumtum, WA
(between mile markers 24 and 25)

Four days! Thursday through Sunday, Sept. 11, 12, 13, and 14.
Contact us: zone1@inlandnorthwestpermaculture.com
509-725-0712

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Aug

2014

Free Hands-on Log Building Yurt Workshop - Near Clark Fork, ID

Free Hands-on Log Building Yurt Workshop - Near Clark Fork, ID

Day and Time: 
Aug 1 2014 (All day) - Aug 3 2014 (All day)

Details at http://bountifuladventures.com/yurt-workshop-phase-one-2014/

Please note: The workshop is FREE despite some references in the promotional materials of a cost of $45. Please bring food to share through the weekend.

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Jun

2014

Raising Poultry for Profit and Pleasure

Workshop with Jim Adkins, founder of the Sustainable Poultry Network

WORKSHOP:  

Raising Poultry for 

Profit & Pleasure 

WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION

 

 

Instructor:  Jim Adkins, founder of the Sustainable Poultry Network, has a passion for poultry and people that shows in his business.  He is an internationally renowned poultry judge who has traveled the world since he created the International Center for Poultry in 1992! 

 

Jim started his poultry interest in 4-H in the southwestern portion of Washington State. Since that time, Jim has raised over fifty breeds and varieties of standard bred poultry including chickens, ducks, geese & turkeys. 

 

 

Workshop participants learn how to; 

  *Identify true heritage poultry

  *Optimize your facility, feed, and forage

  *Select heritage poultry for production

  *Standard poultry best breeding practices

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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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May

2014

Between the Rivers Gathering - May 27-31, 2014 - Chewelah, Washington

Camp for 5 days - Learn primitive living skills, outdoor & wilderness survival skills, preparedness, and sustainable living

An opportunity to camp for 5 days with friends in a beautiful valley nestled in the rolling mountains near Chewelah, Washington and learn the skills that our ancestors have used for centuries to meet their needs.  Learn primitive living skills, outdoor & wilderness survival skills, preparedness, and sustainable living!
http://www.betweentheriversgathering.com/

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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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May

2015

Can anyone help Skeeter at the Spokane Herbal Fair?

Michael Pilarski is looking for help running his booth at the Spokane Herbal Fair on May 17, Sunday.

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Nov

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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Nov

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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