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21

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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11

Oct

2014

Reminder about Fall Harvest Party -this Sunday 10/12

Author: Torie Foote

Don't forget our Harvest Party! Sunday 10/12 Starts around 2pm. until????

Bring a dish to share-don't be square :-)

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2

Oct

2014

Spokane Food Policy Council World Food Day Event

Author: Thom
Spokane Food Policy Council is celebrating World Food Day October 16th by hosting a dinner and dance at the Salem Lutheran Church at 1428 W. Broadway.
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21

Jul

2014

The Classic Texts Downloadable for your Agriculture Library

Wisdom from agricultural heroes

Author: Annie M

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.


 

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30

Jun

2014

Update on 2014 Inland Northwest Permaculture Convergence Planning

Comments, suggestions and volunteers sought.

Here's an update on where we are planning for the 2014 Inland Northwest Permaculture Convergence. Whether we will actually hold this gathering has NOT been finalized.

I posted this update on the INPG Convergence Organizers' Listserve but we haven't heard back from anyone other than a couple of folks who said they'd be interested in attending. So, I'm expanding the outreach seeking comments, suggestions and volunteers from the Spokane Permaculture community.

Thanks to Gabe's hard work, here's what it looks like at this time

Dates: Sept. 11, 12, 13, 14

Location: Heartsong Retreat Center, Tum Tum, WA (Gabe confirmed with them that this venue is available and the folks there would welcome us)

Cost to INPG: A percentage (yet to be determined) of the profits.

Cost to attendees: To be determined. Work trade specifics also.

Event size: Up to 120 people.

We realize there is not much time, basically 2 months, to put together a gathering. Maybe folks feel like that's not enough time, but Gabe and I agreed that if we hear from just one or two people who are willing to really roll up their sleeves and help with the organizing, we'll keep on working to put on this year's gathering at Heartsong.

Read the full article for more details.

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23

Jun

2014

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. 

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20

Jun

2014

Olla Project

... from May Permiculture Meeting at Andrea and Pat's

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...

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25

May

2014

Spokane Lease Your Lawn Cooperative Farm

Permie designers, job seekers and urban property owners needed!

Author: merlinuhl

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! 

http://spokanelylcoopfarm.wordpress.com/

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26

Apr

2014

Raise Your Voice for Local Food

Earth Day 2014 is the Official Kick-off of Raise Your Fork Washington! A new organization inviting your involvement

We have an information-rich, interactive website. We’ll be providing educational programs. We’ll be involved in local foods enterprise development and youth entrepreneurship programs, home kitchens and other kitchens to process more WA-grown produce. We’ll be setting up grassroots affiliates in every WA county. We’ll be standing up for your rights to choose the foods you think are best for you. Together, we will help preserve farmland and revitalize local food systems throughout the state. Please explore our website to find out more and JOIN!



http://raiseyourforkwa.org/















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25

Apr

2014

Agroforestry Resource: growing trees for fuel, fodder, heat, building materials etc...

Obtaining multiple yields

Author: Annie M

Here is an excellent resource if you are interested in agroforestry to include in your permaculture food forest.

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