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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: 216
Latest Activity: Sep 8

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 Heather K on November 6, 2012 at 1:57pm

Interested in volunteering to plan a January 2013 Seed Saving & Swap Event? Attend a planning tea & post your interest as comment on Heather K page We need new volunteers to take a lead in planning & set up!.

Good News! Benton County, Oregon citizens are in the process of creating a “Food Bill of Right” that would protect their ability to grow local food using their local grown heritage seeds!  Let Heather K know when you sense Lynden & Ferndale citizens are ripe for initiating an ordinance in Whatcom county.
GMO Awareness network -
Seed-saver's network at-
Buy Backup Seeds- Just in Case”   by Farmer Walter Haugen.
To receive future posts by Farmer Walter, click “Follow” at bottom of his TW discussion page-
Comment by Heather K on August 10, 2012 at 5:13pm

Summer!   Seed Workshop - Farmer Film - Farm Tour - & autumn Skillshare & barter faire:


Basic Seed Saving with Celt Aug 19 Sunday 2pm-4pm in B'ham-


The Farmer & His Horse” film at Pickford Limelight Tues Aug 21 at 6:30-


Whatcom County Farm Tour-  Sat Sept 8th 10am-5pm

Whatcom SkillShare Faire (& Barter)- Sat Sept 22nd 10am – 11pm

(with overnight camping fri & sat for presenters & volunteers).



Skillshare volunteers & presentors may email planning team: and one of our faire coordinators will respond.  (Planning meetings held most Thursday evenings).

Comment by Heather K on August 7, 2012 at 8:12pm

Natural Garden-Farmers!  Mark your calendars and join Larry Korn, Tuesday August 14th for two events.   Larry Korn is a natural farmer, permaculture educator, and editor/translato rof “One Straw Revolution” (1978),  and of  Masanobu Fukuoka's  new book “Sowing Seeds in the Desert”.  Larry now lives near Ashland, Oregon, and will join Farmer Brian for “Natural Farming Observations at Inspiration Farm” from 1-4pm Tuesday.   Event details:

Join Larry also Tues evening when he will speaks at Village Books at 7pm- .

In Masanobu Fukuoka's newest book,  Sowing Seeds in the Desert, the earth is in great peril. Our global trauma, however, can be remedied, but only when we change our methods of earth stewardship, and the very way we think about the relationship between humans and nature... This revolutionary book presents Fukuoka's plan to rehabilitate the world’s deserts and achieve global food security by using natural farming, including practical solutions for feeding a growing human population and providing a deep and renewed understanding of the relationship between human beings and nature.”

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Weekend Workshops beyond Whatcom county:

Natural Farming Weekend – San Juan Island with Larry Korn & Krista Rome – Aug 11-12th.   or


Sacred Apiculture – Biodynamic Honeybee Sanctuary with Jacqueline Freeman and Michael Thiele Aug 11-12th near Battle Ground, WA.

Comment by Chris Wolf on August 5, 2012 at 6:41pm

The Food Bank Farm could use more volunteers this summer! We grow organic vegetables for local food banks, and volunteering here is really fun, plus you learn a lot about gardening/ farming, and can take home fresh produce! If interested, contact Max Morange:

Comment by Laura R. on June 23, 2012 at 11:41am

Get involved in official September Eat Local Month happenings - host a featured event this year!

Let the Food & Farming Program at Sustainable Connections know about your Sept. local food focused class, tasting, food/farming book reading, forum/speaker, edible gardening workshop, etc!

Send the info below by Wed. June 27th to (earlier is great)! 1. Title, date, time of event; 2. Event description - 100 words or less; 3. Contact person, email and phone number. Get your event on the calendar and in the Guide to September Eat Local Month, and the Whatcom County Farm Tour. We will print and distribute 50,000 copies this year.

Printing deadline approaching fast. Reply by Wed June 27! Celebrate local and seasonal food and this great place we all get so much nourishment from!

Comment by jasmin liepa on June 19, 2012 at 10:41pm

wow....dandelions are soooo beautiful......thanks J.C.Walker for great info and sharing....

Comment by J. C. Walker,Jr. on June 17, 2012 at 8:14pm
Comment by J. C. Walker,Jr. on June 17, 2012 at 7:48pm
Comment by Heather K on April 24, 2012 at 2:34pm

Garden (work) Party followed by a home cooked meal each Tuesday in spring!   Join in the fun!

Work & Dinner is a great way to come together as community!

Garden or Farm Host can be in a city or rural country!
Bring your work-gloves & tools, raingear, and your own plate, bowl, utensils!
To schedule a date to host a Garden (work) Party at your place, email Jean at artiseverywhere [at] yahoo [dot] com, or email: volunteer (at) .   Thanks to Jean K for taking the scheduling lead this year!
View each weeks garden host location at Sustainable Bellingham website:    .
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April 24 is at Koelle's garden in B'ham Lettered Streets-
May 1 is at Danielle's garden-
Last week's host made grilled salmon & vegetables!!  Hungry yet?  Get to work in a garden & join us on Tuesdays this spring!
Comment by Heather K on April 24, 2012 at 2:29pm

Whatcom Plant Sales & Swaps listed -   Search for that rare plant or your edible plant starts!   Add your own updates or follow the events page to be notified of sale dates.


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