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Chestnut Cultivation

Increase nutrition in your food forest using chestnut trees.

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.

Tuesday, January 12, 2016/Author: Annie M/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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TREE FODDER FOR LIVESTOCK

Pollarding Trees

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.

Tuesday, August 11, 2015/Author: Annie M/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Monday, May 11, 2015/Author: Chrys Ostrander/Number of views (25222)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating

Group Tree Purchase?

I'd like to guage the interest level

Monday, February 02, 2015/Author: Chrys Ostrander/Number of views (23927)/Comments (2)/ Article rating: No rating
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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.

Sunday, November 23, 2014/Author: Chrys Ostrander/Number of views (26289)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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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

6/7/2014 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM/Author: Chrys Ostrander/Number of views (21682)/Comments (1)/ Article rating: No rating
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Creating Productive Food Forest Ecosystems

Techniques for Urban, Small, and Large Acreage Sites

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!

4/4/2014 4:00 PM - 4/6/2014 2:00 PM/Author: AshleyH/Number of views (20403)/Comments (1)/ Article rating: No rating
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Living Fences

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

http://www.westwaleswillows.co.uk/fedgeplanting.html
Wednesday, March 02, 2016/Author: Annie M/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating

Biochar conversations

A free event is happening in Suncrest - a conversation about Biochar! See you there?
4/22/2014 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM/Author: Torie Foote/Number of views (22514)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Honey Locust

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

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.  

Saturday, March 15, 2014/Author: Annie M/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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