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Creating Productive Food Forest Ecosystems

Techniques for Urban, Small, and Large Acreage Sites

Author: AshleyH

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.

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Grape Prunings for Propagation

Sharing the surplus

Author: Ed Bryant

I will have grape prunings suitable for brown wood propagation available in February. Varieties include Reliance, Himrod, Interlaken, Canadice, and Glenora; these are all seedless table grapes. All are zone 5 except Glenora, which is zone 6. A bundle of ten will be $2.00 and I will be accepting orders through February 21st. 

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Spokane Permaculture Community Seed Swap & Sale

Feb. 22 - 10am to 2pm - Spokane Public Market

Seed Swap Poster
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Spokane Regional Urban Agriculture Meeting

Spokane Regional Urban Agriculture Meeting

Author: Omar Akkari

With your help, I would like to create a regional urban agriculture program incorporating community gardens, farmers markets, food banks, and green service groups into one influential regional organization.The ultimate goal of this organization would be to affect change in our community by expand our local food network, empower individuals to be active in the community, and grow our local food economy.

If you are interested in developing such an organization please join me at the Spokane Public Library Downtown Branch  on Wednesday the 18th of December 6pm to 8pm The meeting will be held in room 1A which is located to the west of the entrance at Lincoln and Main, in the gallery.
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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.

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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.

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Urban Forestry Citizen Advisory Committee Meeting

Ed Bryant presenting for the Spokane Food Forest Initiative Committee

Author: Phil
Ed Bryant will present on behalf of the Food Forest Initiative Committee on Tuesday July 2 3PM to the Urban Forestry Citizen Advisory Committee (CAC) at the Woodland Center at John A. Finch Arboretum, 3404 W Woodland Blvd, Spokane, WA 99224. This is the CAC's monthly public meeting. Ed will be introducing the food forest vision and asking the CAC for their support.
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Permaculture Design Course - Tonasket, WA

August 3 - 18, 2013 Presented By Druids Grove Permaculture With Michael Pilarski, Joseph Willging & Local Friends

Author: Phil

Spend two full weeks at a beautiful 200+ acre permaculture homestead, located in the sunny Okanogan Valley. Our immersion course combines classroom time with hands on learning projects, to provide the depth and breadth of education necessary for you to leave with a sound understanding of the principles of permaculture. Upon completion of this 14-day course and the final design project, students will receive an internationally recognized Certificate of Permaculture Design.

Cost: $1250 (now that it is after 6/1)

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Barrels & Bites for Spokane Public Market

Help me build a basket!

Author: Torie Foote
The main fundraiser for the Spokane Public Market is coming up and needs auction items. Does anyone want to help me build a Permaculture basket? This is a good way to spread the word and help them raise needed funds.
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Spokane’s Power of Our Regional Food Economy Conference

One day conference by Spokane Food Access Coalition

Spokane’s Power of Our Regional Food Economy Conference: April 19, 2013, is a one-of-a-kind invitation for businesses and community members to play an active role in improving the wealth and health of our community. A strong regional food system is a core element of a strong regional economy. This day-long collaboration will illustrate the business case for the development of a road map for area professionals interested in growing their bottom line, while at the same time fostering our regional food economy—a true systems approach to the food sector.
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