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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


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

Group Tree Purchase?

I'd like to guage the interest level

Monday, February 02, 2015/Author: Chrys Ostrander/Number of views (27855)/Comments (2)/ Article rating: No rating
Good Neighbor Farms

Good Neighbor Farms

Patrick and Andrea Johns plan for a permaculture life

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.  

Wednesday, February 19, 2014/Author: Annie M/Number of views (34933)/Comments (6)/ Article rating: 5.0

Large Projects Meeting on Sunday

This Sunday - January 4, 2015

In the interest of ease I thought I'd post a "refreshed" article on Sunday's meeting...mostly because I just can't find the original thread Cara posted that has the comments. :-P
Friday, January 02, 2015/Author: Siemen Family Farms, Inc./Number of views (27107)/Comments (1)/ Article rating: 5.0

The Classic Texts Downloadable for your Agriculture Library

Wisdom from agricultural heroes

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.


Monday, July 21, 2014/Author: Annie M/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating

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

Pine Meadow Farm Center

Children's Garden Work Party, hosted by Main Market

Hi INW Permaculture Community,

Want to help out a great local farm and our community's kids?! Want to come and share your deep, sheet mulch saavy and get the Children's Garden ready for a year of action in 2014?! Come to Pine Meadow Farm Center on Saturday, July 20th, from 9AM-Noon for a morning of fun and sheet mulching, hosted by Main Market and PMFC. 

All Are Welcome!


Bryan and Everyone at PMFC

Monday, July 01, 2013/Author: Anonym/Number of views (27701)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating

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