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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.

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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.
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New Old Time Chautauqua Performance

Message to Spokane-area Permies from Skeeter

Head’s up! You are all invited to attend the New Old Time Chautauqua performance in Spokane on August 3rd, Sunday at 7:00 pm at the Big Crosby Theatre, 901 W. Sprague Ave.  This is the 33rd year that this traveling Chatuaqua has been touring the Rural Pacific Northwest.  The Chautauqua is an entertainment extravaganza with comedy, music and vaudeville.  I highly recommend the show. The Chautauqua troupe is currently in Hot Springs, Montana to put on a show.  I’ve enjoyed every Chautauqua show I have been at.  Love,  Skeeter.


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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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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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