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Earth Gardens: Edible-Medicinal-Wild Habitats (Permaculture Network)


Earth Gardens: Edible-Medicinal-Wild Habitats (Permaculture Network)

Network-People Caring for the Earth, Sharing Knowledge, Creating Work-Exchanges & Event, Learning from the Earth, Studying Ecology, Bio-Dynamics, Indigenous Wisdom, Organic, Sustainable, & Permaculture methods & applying

Location: Cascadia Bioregion - Bellingham & Beyond
Members: 215
Latest Activity: Mar 23, 2020

Welcome Earth Garden Friends! . .New members enjoy listening in & reading our current discussions & comments.

Together we are working towards Ecological Restoration 

 and Local Nourishment In Our Community & Homes.

 -  * Creating Edible Forest Gardens  * -

 All are Invited to be a Community Volunteer at many of the home-garden work-groups & work-parties.


Earth Gardens...Network: People Caring for the Earth, Sharing Knowledge, Creating Work-Exchanges & Events; Learning from the Earth, Studying Ecology, Bio-Dynamics, Indigenous Wisdom, Organic, Sustainable, & Permaculture methods & applying this to our local communities. 


Info/Resources for New & Seasoned Member, please review this Discussion:


To Create a New Discussion: Post your questions & info as a Discussion when multi comments/dialogue are needed to help reduce our email traffic from chatty comments.

View All our Current & Past Discussions & Resource lists:

 Scroll down & click blue "View All" button just below & to right of  Discussion section.

((To receive email updates within a specific Discussion within our group, go to that Discussion page, and click the "Flollow" link.)

All are invited to receive an excellent locally relevant email
called "Garden E-News
", that is compiled & created with volunteer time by Shannon Maris.   Each email contains a current list of the many local garden activities & work-parties that our local community creates.   Pass on your event or info to her & request it be included in her next email.

  -  See You in the Garden or Around the Fire Circle! . . . . . . (HK 12/13/10)

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Comment by Dov Shoneman on February 4, 2011 at 9:00am

Foundations of Traditional Chinese Medicine(TCM)

A 2-part class introducing basic theory according to TCM. A lot of material and a lot of fun.

February 20th and 27th 12-4pm

call or email for info

Comment by Heather K on January 28, 2011 at 12:09pm

Basket Willow Harvesting Workshop
Saturday, January 29, 1 - 3 pm- with Irene Hinkle. RSVP requested & Info at -

*       *        *        *        *       *        *        *      *       *      
Seed-Swap Sunday-Jan 30....Bring your recycled envelopes & your seeds to share - .
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Creating Gardens of Destiny” with Dan Jason -youtube series of 8 - worth your time to watch them all!
Thanks JC for this great youtube link on saving seeds & creating edible food-forest gardens!
Comment by J. C. Walker,Jr. on January 26, 2011 at 4:17pm             Salt Island has it going on...
Comment by Heather K on January 26, 2011 at 3:13pm
Garden Share & Farmland Exchange: Bellingham & Whatcom;

Blog posted with online links at -

 If you have land to share or are a gardener-farmer looking for land, try using the online urbangardenshare network posted within the above blog. Please share your successes or challenges on the blog so we'll know how useful it might be.


(And you might also consider posting your offerings & needs on the TW group 'community asks & offers')-

If you're attending the seed-swap, we hope to have wall space for folks to post a written card for their garden/farmland needs or offerings, to assist with offline networking.

Comment by Heather K on January 25, 2011 at 3:33pm

  * Special Events Posted Below*

"Sharing our wisdom & relationship with plants & fungi as healing medicines & wild nourishment has taken place generations before the current modern pathway of extracting chemicals & patenting cures..." Gathering with others in a circle to share healing stories, plant identification, and plant/fungi medicine-making, is something more of us are being called to do.
Earth Medicine – Plant & Fungi discussion within our Earth Gardens network to share our stories & wisdom. Join us -

Winter harvesting of the roots of Mahonia (Oregon Grape)
is an option instead of using the endangered Goldenseal plant.
'Earth Medicine – Mahonia (Oregon Grape) – a new blog link summary-

Sharing Seeds & Swapping Stories – Reminder for winter Seed-swap this Sunday
11am in B'ham. Event link & info -
Grow NW article:

Listing of Local Monthly Club Meetings & Grange Halls” - New discussion resource I've just posted at-

* Special Upcoming Events - - Jan,Feb,March 2011

*** "Saving Seeds Around the World" - Weds March 16th - Washington Native Plant Society -Koma Kulshan March meeting presentation by Ellen Kuhlmann - the "Seeds of Success Program" Project Manager for the Rare Plant Care & Conservation, University of Washington Botanic Gardens. Weds March 16th 7pm . Location- Sustainable Living Center education room above the ReStore, 2309 Meridian St., Bellingham Link-
* * *
Sustainable Agriculture with WWU students - Presentation by Farmer Walter Haugen- Friday– J an 28th.! Event Info-
* * *
Wonder of Oneness” film series begins! Thanks Jean K!First film event- Thurs Jan 27th with more to follow! Event info -
* * *
Beekeepers Meeting - Or RSVP & carpool one vent page-
* * *
Sunday Breakfast at the Rome Grange with rural east-county neighbors! Event info-
* * *
Winter Permaculture Design Course at Wild Thyme Farm – Feb 27- March 20 .Located outside of Olympia near Oakville. Discussion with Kelda -  
* * *
Thank you Shannon M for keeping us connected to the best ever Garden E-News emails & Solar news & events!!! Newcomers be sure to request Shannon to add you to the email list.
Thanks Cole family for the best regional land & food magazine – Grow NW!
*         *                    *                     *                     *
Comment by Jamie Jedinak on December 31, 2010 at 11:59pm
Perhaps Sandie Ledray, she has a fantastic woodshop!!!
Comment by Randy Smith on December 31, 2010 at 12:52pm
Brian, if you wanted to come to Lummi Island for a workshop I've got the room and the equipment. It would have to be after mid Feb. Randy Smith
Comment by Brian Kerkvliet on December 31, 2010 at 12:39pm
I have built two top bar hives and would be willing to help out building some more but I don't really have enough space to host a group of wood workers. Anyone have the space and tools to host a group? We would need a table saw, chop saw and some hand tools and lots of table space.
Comment by Heather K on December 31, 2010 at 11:03am

Beekeepers! Would anyone like to start a Discussion page on our EarthGarden site for Beekeepers?

The local Mt Baker  Beekeepers Meeting is Weds Jan 12 at 7pm

Club usually meets 2nd Weds each month except July.

Annual membership dues of $15.

See website for more info:

On the January Agenda:  It’s in the works.  More agenda news to come.  At the very least, we’ll want to talk about how our bees are surviving the winter and plans for the coming season.  Not too early to think about raising your own queens in 2011.  Plenty of MBBA members have done it and can help out.  Oh, gosh, that’s almost a full agenda right there!  As usual, bring your questions and answers and we’ll sort things out.

 About refreshments:   We’re back to trading off by alphabetic last names, so this time it’s A-M.  And a big thanks and wahoo! to those who brought all the scrumptuous desserts and beverages for the December meeting."

Carpool and add your RSVP under WT Events page: 

Comment by Heather K on December 13, 2010 at 5:47pm
Winter Community Seed-Swap -  Now Scheduled!
All Welcome to Attend Our 3rd Annual
Bellingham Community Seed-Swap -2011
* Sunday January 30th * 11:30am-3pm *

~ "Seeds-Into the Hands of the People!" ~
Open Seed-Exchange & Specialty Seed Exchange
* *Bring Seed-Potatoes & Edible Tubers Too*
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Please add your RSVP to event page:
Save the date and pass the word to your network of regional  seed-savers & garden/farm friends..
(Contact Heather with comments, questions, ideas, or you could start a seperate  discussion)

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