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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
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April Large Rural Project Meeting

Get together on Sunday 4/26 @ 2pm

At our last meeting we discussed a tour of Greentree Naturals  (the 1st organic farm in the Sandpoint area, I believe) for our April meeting.
4/26/2015 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM/Author: Annie M/Number of views (20563)/Comments (6)/ Article rating: No rating
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Change in Start Time: We'll Begin at 1:00PM LEARN HOW TO BUTCHER A CHICKEN

Demonstration and Hands On Practice in Butchering a Chicken.

Join us February 22nd (4th Sunday meeting) at 1:00PM for a hands on workshop.  Cara Hagar will demo how to butcher a chicken.  Anyone who wants to (and brings a chicken to butcher) will have a chance for hands on participation. The workshop will be held at the home of Pat and Andrea Johns. If you bring birds to butcher please withhold food for 24 hrs prior to butchering. It's important for the crop to empty prior to butchering. Do not withhold water. 


2/22/2015/Author: Annie M/Number of views (27491)/Comments (7)/ Article rating: 4.4
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Group Tree Purchase?

I'd like to guage the interest level

Monday, February 02, 2015/Author: Chrys Ostrander/Number of views (22813)/Comments (2)/ Article rating: No rating
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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 (29684)/Comments (6)/ Article rating: 5.0

Creating Productive Food Forest Ecosystems

Techniques for Urban, Small, and Large Acreage Sites

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.

Click here for more information about the event!

4/4/2014 4:00 PM - 4/6/2014 2:00 PM/Author: AshleyH/Number of views (19711)/Comments (1)/ Article rating: No rating
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Growing Edible/ Medicinal Mushrooms

Hey everyone,

I am brand new to Spokane, and to the Spokane Permaculture site. Im happy to have found it :] I have been interested in growing edible/ medicinal mushrooms for a few years now. I just moved to Spokane this past winter, and do not have a lot of connections here yet. I am looking for free/ cheap sources of substrate, particularly hard wood chips, sawdust, and logs (oak, beech, alder, maple, etc) and straw of any kind (wheat, oat, rye, etc). I am also interested in connecting with other folks who are into mycology, whether it be foraging, cultivation, mycoremediation, etc.

Please respond if this is of any interest to you, and let me know what kind of connections/ resources you have!

Hope everyone's having an awesome spring :]

Wednesday, May 06, 2015/Author: Heidiopolis/Number of views (17386)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating

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
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Spokane Lease Your Lawn Cooperative Farm

Permie designers, job seekers and urban property owners needed!

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/

Sunday, May 25, 2014/Author: merlinuhl/Number of views (25470)/Comments (3)/ Article rating: 4.0
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May Permaculture Meeting

Large acreage study group

 

The May meeting will be held Sunday the 18th (which is one week earlier than our normally scheduled meeting).  We need some help planting raspberries.  If time and weather permit we'll also be laying black plastic to sterilize some soil.

We'll be passing out some ollas I'm making.  Here's a YouTube link describing the use of ollas as a water saving tool.  The ollas I'm making are made of terra cotta clay and are made on the potter's wheel.  No glue is used. (see you tube link).

Please bring something to share at our monthly potluck.  We'll provide beverages.

Join us May 18th at our home: 12621 E Valleyway, Spokane Valley Wa 99216

5/18/2014/Author: Annie M/Number of views (5775)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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