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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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TREE FODDER FOR LIVESTOCK

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
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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 (20596)/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 (27528)/Comments (7)/ Article rating: 4.4
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Agroforestry Resource: growing trees for fuel, fodder, heat, building materials etc...

Obtaining multiple yields

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

Friday, April 25, 2014/Author: Annie M/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating

Tilia Cordata (Linden species)

Large tree with edible leaves, flowers, nutlets. Good all around tree for people and livestock

Linden is a fast growing tree reaching 100 ft when full grown. Leaves are good additional green in salads. Flowers make a delicious tea. Nutlets have been compared to chocolate. Tilia Cordata (Little Leaf Linden) hardy to zone 4. This tree is a very good bee attractant. Linden honey is of high value.
Saturday, February 08, 2014/Author: Annie M/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Living Fences

See this website for good information about growing a living fence using willows.

http://www.westwaleswillows.co.uk/fedgeplanting.html
Wednesday, March 02, 2016/Author: Annie M/Number of views (0)/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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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 (5781)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Monthly Permaculture Meeting for May 2014

At the home of Pat and Andrea Johns

The May meeting will be held 5/18 (which is 1 week earlier than the normally scheduled meeting).  We have a couple projects to work on (weather and time permitting).

 

5/18/2014 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM/Author: Annie M/Number of views (19404)/Comments (1)/ Article rating: No rating
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