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.
Categories: Home Page Highlight, Local News and Information, Local Projects, Vendor Resources
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
Categories: Home Page Highlight, Local Projects
Categories: Urban and Suburban Gardens, Local Projects, Lease Your Lawn (LYL) Cooperative Farm, Education Resources, Videos (DVD/Online), Websites
Tags: Cool Stuff, Business, Farming, permaculture, urban, Bruce-Ruhl Design, Spokane, Television, PermacultureTV, Lease Your Lawn Cooperative Farm
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
Categories: Home Page Highlight, Upcoming, Home Page Highlight, Food Forests
Categories: Food Forests, Home Page Highlight, Family Urban/Suburban Gardens, Food Forests, Large Farm/Ranch Projects
Categories: Home Page Highlight, Food Forests, Education Resources, Websites, Live Events
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
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
I am brand new to Spokane, and to the Spokane Permaculture site. Im happy to have found it :]
I have been interested in growing edible/ medicinal mushrooms for a few years now. I just moved to Spokane this past winter, and do not have a lot of connections here yet. I am looking for free/ cheap sources of substrate, particularly hard wood chips, sawdust, and logs (oak, beech, alder, maple, etc) and straw of any kind (wheat, oat, rye, etc). I am also interested in connecting with other folks who are into mycology, whether it be foraging, cultivation, mycoremediation, etc.
Please respond if this is of any interest to you, and let me know what kind of connections/ resources you have!
Hope everyone's having an awesome spring :]
Categories: Local Projects, Family Urban/Suburban Gardens, Food Forests, Spokane Food Sustainability Projects
Tags: mushroom, mushrooms, cultivation, wood, tree, logs, woodchips, sawdust, straw, decomposition, mycology, foraging, hunting, gardening, oyster, shiitake, lions mane, reishi, turkey tail, wild mushrooms, wild crafting
Categories: Home Page Highlight, Events, Upcoming, Large Farm/Ranch Projects
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.
Categories: Events, Past, Local Projects, Spokane Food Sustainability Projects, Community Food Gardens, Community Food Forest Projects, Education Resources, Live Events
Tags: Food Forest, biochar
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.
Categories: Permaculture Guide, Home Page Highlight, Small Family Farm Projects, Family Urban/Suburban Gardens, Large Farm/Ranch Projects, Permaculture Homesteads (not local), Permaculture Heros, International, National Heros, Education Resources, Websites
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...
Categories: Home Page Highlight, Hagarville
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!
Categories: Urban and Suburban Gardens, Commercial Farming, Local Projects, Spotlight Projects, Lease Your Lawn (LYL) Cooperative Farm, Family Urban/Suburban Gardens, Spokane Food Sustainability Projects, Community Food Gardens
Categories: Local News and Information, Local Projects, Spokane Food Sustainability Projects, Websites
Categories: Local Projects, Siemen Family Farms
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
This is a really great example of living the permaculture lifestyle!
Arina Pittman’s life moves in circles with the grand repeating rhythm of the seasons. From a satellite photo you can actually see the pattern etched lightly on the earth in her round vegetable garden. Inside those nested wheels of time and tilled land, she lives her life.
With her husband, Scott Pittman, and their 5-year-old son, Sasha, close at hand, Arina intensively gardens an acre or so in the high desert community of Jacona, New Mexico, near Santa Fe. She and Scott produce much of what they eat while maintaining—even improving—the ecological balance of the land.
Categories: Permaculture Homesteads (not local)
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