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Agriculturally Supported Community

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.
 

3/30/2015 7:00 PM/Author: Mike Hagar (website host)/Number of views (17044)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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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.
Tuesday, February 03, 2015/Author: Mike Hagar (website host)/Number of views (20808)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Learn Foraging and Ancestral Skills with the Human Habitat Project

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).
Thursday, December 11, 2014/Author: Mike Hagar (website host)/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Roundup Alternatives Testing

Permaculture Our Urban Design: Part 11

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. 

Monday, June 23, 2014/Author: Mike Hagar (website host)/Number of views (18559)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Food Forest Design and Care for Cities and Suburbs

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.
Wednesday, December 18, 2013/Author: Mike Hagar (website host)/Number of views (24663)/Comments (1)/ Article rating: No rating
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3rd generation Iowa Farmer Howard Vlieger talks about GE/GMO crops

3rd generation Iowa Farmer Howard Vlieger talks about GE/GMO crops

Moran County Library, Sat, Sept 7, 6:30-8:30

Hello Business Supporters of I-522,

Howard Vlieger is a 3rd generation farmer in Iowa.  He’s been working on his own farm and with other farmers and scientists on genetically engineered crops for almost 20 years.  He is coming out to Washington to share his experience and talk about what he’s learned regarding the impact of genetically engineered crops on farm operation and livestock.

The information he has will be very relevant to farmers and hobbyist farmers, but it will also be very educational for the general population who wants to learn more about genetically engineered crops.

9/7/2013 4:30 PM - 8:30 AM/Author: Mike Hagar (website host)/Number of views (21155)/Comments (2)/ Article rating: No rating
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Register for Toby Hemenway... SOON!

Register for Toby Hemenway... SOON!

Food Forest Design and Care for Cities and Suburbs

Spokane Permies!  Make sure to register soon for the Toby Hemenway Event before it is sold out!

Who: You and permaculture expert Toby Hemenway | When: September 13, 9am-4pm | Where: Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture (MAC). Eric A. Johnston Auditorium. 2316 W. 1st Avenue, Spokane, 99201 | Cost: $75 Pre-Register, $85 day of registration

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 will cover the basics of designing, planting, and maintaining a many-layered woodland garden of fruit and nut trees, perennial and annual vegetables, and flowers. The day-long class will give 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. We'll also look at ways to aid policy-makers in establishing public food forests.

9/13/2013 7:00 AM/Author: Mike Hagar (website host)/Number of views (17321)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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How to Grow a Medicinal Food Forest

How to Grow a Medicinal Food Forest

An On-Line Course presented by Michael (Skeeter) Pilarski

Course Overview

Anyone with a patch of land can grow a food forest! A food forest, or forest garden, is a gardening technique that mimics a forest ecosystem but substitutes in edible trees, shrubs, perennials and annuals. A medicinal food forest has the additional benefit of producing medicinal botanicals. Fruit and nut trees comprise the upper canopy of the forest while below are berry shrubs, edible perennials, herbs, root crops and annuals. Companion plants are included to attract beneficial insects, build the soil, and provide mulch. Together they create a sustainable forest garden ecosystem able to produce high yields of food with less maintenance.

In this course Michael Pilarski, permaculture and wildcrafting expert, teaches you how to turn your back yard into a food forest. Filmed on site in Michael’s back yard, this is not a classroom-based course. Michael teaches the basics of food forest planting while planting his own medicinal food forest on 1/8 of an acre. Does an 1/8 of an acre sound big to you? Don’t worry! In this course Michael talks about how to scale what you’re learning to your own back yard or land.

Thursday, August 15, 2013/Author: Mike Hagar (website host)/Number of views (21280)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Animals in Permaculture - a Design Intensive

Animals in Permaculture - a Design Intensive

Brought to you by: Palouse Permaculture in Moscow, ID June 24 - July 5, 2013

Palouse Permaculture brings you: 

Animals --Our Partners in Design:  A Permaculture Design 

Intensive, coming up June 24 - July 5, Latah county Fairgrounds, 

Moscow,  Idaho. Take this as a full 12-day permaculture course, 

or take individual workshops .

 

SCHEDULE:  LONG COURSE AND WORKSHOPS 

Venue unless otherwise noted is the exhibit building of the Latah 

County Fairgrounds in Moscow, Idaho. 

6/27/2013 - 7/5/2013/Author: Mike Hagar (website host)/Number of views (15041)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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6 Core Permaculture Techniques - Producing Food Sustainably and Naturally

by Jack Spirko of SurvivalPodcast

Published on Apr 29, 2013

This is a very good 2 hour video on the essentials of Permaculture.   No fluff here.  Good explanations on:

6 Core Permaculture Techniques

Forest Gardening / Food Forest Establishment
Creating and Using Seed Mixtures
Lawn to Pasture Conversion
Zone Planning and Implementation
Mob Grazing / Small Livestock Paddock Shift Systems
Developing Regionally Adapted Seed Strains
Contour Based Wood Core Beds

Friday, June 14, 2013/Author: Mike Hagar (website host)/Number of views (20433)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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