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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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Monday, May 11, 2015/Author: Chrys Ostrander/Number of views (25190)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating

2015 Inland Northwest Permaculture Design Course?

A message from Michael "Skeeter" Pilarski seeking advice from permaculture-inclined folks in Spokane County, Stevens County and surrounding counties.

Sunday, November 23, 2014/Author: Chrys Ostrander/Number of views (26254)/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

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 (26566)/Comments (3)/ Article rating: 4.0
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New Law in Washington State Expands Farm Internship Pilot Program

Three-year pilot program to allow small farms in sixteen WA counties to take on interns, paid or unpaid.

A new law in Washington State, Establishing a Farm Internship Program (FIP), introduced as bill SB 5123 to the Washington State legislature in 2013, was signed into law by Governor Jay Inslee on March 28, 2014.The law, which by all practical matters extends and expands a pilot program that had been in existence in Skagit and San Juan counties during 2010 and 2011, sets up a new, three-year pilot program to allow small farms in sixteen WA counties to take on interns, paid or unpaid. These interns will perform farm work, benefit from a structured educational program approved by the Washington State Dept. of Labor and Industries and administered by the farmer and receive Workers' Compensation coverage with premiums paid by the farm.
Tuesday, April 01, 2014/Author: Chrys Ostrander/Number of views (19993)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 3.0
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Micro-Loans for Farms, and Food Related Businesses Local to Spokane

Local Vision Investing, LLC

You might be a farmer, a food producer, a supplier.  Perhaps you grow apples, and make cider. Maybe you raise worms, sell worm castings and make great composted soil. Perhaps you raise bees and make honey, or bread, or goat cheese. Whatever is your role in local food production, Local Vision Investing will consider your application for a micro-loan.



http://www.localspokane.com/local-vision-investing/
Tuesday, March 04, 2014/Author: Chrys Ostrander/Number of views (16659)/Comments (1)/ Article rating: No rating
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Three Great Upcoming Ag Workshops

Art of Butchery - Making Your Small Farm Profitable - Pasture and Livestock Management

 Art of Butchery (not sponsored by the Pentagon)
Feb. 15 9am - 1pm, Spokane Community College

Making Your Small Farm Profitable
March 8, 9am - 3pm, WSU Extension, 222 N. Havana, Spokane

Pasture and Livestock Management
March 22, 9am - 3pm, WSU Extension, 222 N. Havana, Spokane
Thursday, January 30, 2014/Author: Chrys Ostrander/Number of views (20856)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating

Final Report-- University of Idaho Sustainability Center Livestock Processing Project

increasing livestock production and processing for local and regional markets in northern Idaho and eastern Washington

Starting in 2011, the University of Idaho Sustainability Center partnered with local livestock processors and producers and UI faculty and students to research the economic development potential of increasing livestock production and processing for local and regional markets in northern Idaho and eastern Washington.  We explored the viability of different USDA-inspected processing options by examining economic feasibility, environmental impacts, consumer demand, producer capacity and willingness to participate, and processing capacity. 

We are wrapping up this research project and want to share our findings with you.
Thursday, January 09, 2014/Author: Chrys Ostrander/Number of views (20079)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 2.0
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Online Farmers Market Coming to Spokane

Please find attached a press release about the expansion of Northwest Farm Fresh (an online farmers market in Stevens County) into the Spokane area September 18th.

Contact: Shelly Stevens ;             FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

509-936-0057

shelly@nwfarmfresh.com

www.nwfarmfresh.com

www.facebook.com/NorthwestFarmFresh

LOCAL FARMERS GO HI-TECH

Shoppers Have Online Access to Locally Produced Food Year Round

 

Northwest Farm Fresh, an innovative online farmers market that connects local farmers with consumers year round, is adding a new pick-up location to the Spokane area beginning September 18th, 2013. Customers can shop directly from farmers and food producers online and pick up their order at the location of their choice, either in Colville, Chewelah or Spokane.

 

Monday, September 02, 2013/Author: Chrys Ostrander/Number of views (23185)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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