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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: 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. 

 

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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 April 10, 2012 at 1:34pm

Honeybees + Mason Bees + Bumble Bees are awakening!

 Fruit blossoms needing pollination have begun to bloom!  Remember to Not mow your first bloom of dandilions, as they provide early food for  early emerging native bees, along with blooming mustards/brassicas. 

Want to learn more?  I'll be heading down to Burlington to pick up some Italian honeybees (Apis mellifera) in a week or so (4/15-4/20).  I also hope to find the some Hawaiin queen nucs & Carniolans. 

 If you are intersted in riding down to Burlington with me to pick up the bees let me know. http://bellevillebees.com/burlington-wa-crop-pollination-bees.htm   Best way to reach me is get your phone number to me by phone text message, or leave comment on my TW message page, or in person.  You can also come to the Beekeepers club meeting as my guest this weds pm 4/11.

http://transitionwhatcom.ning.com/events/mt-baker-beekeepers

 Spring Plant sales & workshops are being posted on this event page: http://transitionwhatcom.ning.com/events/spring-fever-whatcom-plant

 

Gratitude to All who made our 3rd annual Community Seed Swap a success again!  “Seeds Into The Hands of the People”. http://transitionwhatcom.ning.com/events/bellingham-community-seedswap

 

Spring blog reading on Walter's blog posts: http://transitionwhatcom.ning.com/profiles/blog/list?user=3uiwzsnej... and also

Celt's blog posts: http://transitionwhatcom.ning.com/profiles/blog/list?user=0a99ghcin...

Comment by David MacLeod on March 31, 2012 at 7:21am

Chris, are any of the variety of apples you are offering good keepers?....store long into winter?

Comment by Chris Wolf on March 30, 2012 at 11:23pm

Hello friends,

I have second-year grafted apple trees for sale, many varieties such as Dayton, Chehalis, and Liberty, on semi-dwarf, dwarf, and mini-dwarf rootstock. $10 each. Or, come out to Riverhaven and I will teach you how to graft and you can take home your own baby trees! Our grafting day is April 8th (see Event on this website) or schedule your own time.

Comment by Kate Clark on February 25, 2012 at 9:29pm

Just saw the article about Seattle's Food Forest- WOW!!! Let's do one!!

Comment by Molly Fogelsong on February 21, 2012 at 9:48pm

Would any permaculture buff be willing to come over to my property and look at helping me plan some sustainable plantings?

thanks

Molly

Comment by Angela MacLeod on February 12, 2012 at 12:55pm

Are you a gardener with questions about gardening? Do you enjoy learning by doing hands-on work along side someone who is knowledgeable rather than using a book?

Consider the C.I.A.: Citizen Involved Agriculture at Inspiration Farm. We are designing this project to give newish gardeners and farmers some hands-on experience working with a knowledgeable farmer - Brian Kerkvliet - at his farm just north of Bellingham. In addition to what you learn directly from working at the farm, there will be time to ask your specific gardening questions. And as crops become ready to harvest, participants will get a share of it.

There is no charge for participating in this project. But we would like a group of people who are enthusiastic and can commit to coming to most of the weekly work sessions from March through September. That's just one 2.5 hour work session per week. (It's possible to make special arrangements for those who are serious about participating but can't make all the weekly sessions.) For our farmer, it is best to have a group of motivated workers whom he can rely on to show up at the scheduled time and give some good energy to the farm.

Read more  'CIA: Citizen Involved Agriculture' at the events section:   http://transitionwhatcom.ning.com/events/cia-citizen-involved-agric...
If you would like to ask questions or sign up to participate call Angela at 733-3541

More about Inspiration Farm: http://www.inspirationfarm.com/newif/welcome.html

Comment by David MacLeod on December 28, 2011 at 12:19pm

Maxine,

Fairhaven is a neighborhood in the Southside of Bellingham.  Location of the plant sale is likely to be 11th St. and Mill Ave, near the Fairhaven Village Green.  I don't know if the actual date is confirmed. 

For more information, email: contact@fairhavenneighbors.org

"Fairhaven is the south side of Bellingham, Washington State, located 80 miles north of Seattle. It was originally a separate town and is now centered around a charming historic district. Fairhaven is well known in the Pacific Northwest for its ambience and relaxed atmosphere."

http://fairhaven.com/

http://www.fairhavenneighbors.org/FNI/Welcome.html

Comment by Maxine Walker on December 27, 2011 at 5:38pm

Some Transition Snoqualmie Valley members might want to attend the Fairhaven plant sale in March and would like to know where Fairhaven is.  If we use our GPS have to have town.   Thanks, Maxine

Comment by Heather K on November 2, 2011 at 4:15am

Our annual winter 2012 (January Community Seed-Swap) is
in planning stages..  We are looking for a new place to hold the
swap, possibly either the Foundry or Majestic.  More info to come as
date & place secured.   (We expect that Terra Organica may hold their follow-up seed-swap in February again.)

Our annual Autumn farmer seed-swap/barter fair will take this year off, until a larger farm-site is identified.   Thus no autumn fair/swap November 5th this  year. ;-(     (Lynden's River Haven's barn is under construction  & not available this year.  Past years we gathered at Inspiration Farm, but our numbers have outgrown Brian's farm).

The Okanagan Barter Fair is held in October; we encourage others to help co-create a small local community barter fair/swap.    You can let either Heather K,  Farmer Brian at Inspiration Farm, or the farmers at River Haven know if you'd like to join a planning team – or create your own & invite us to help ya out!

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Not to be missed- any blog by Celt:
“Bellingham Blue Sweet Corn” -
http://transitionwhatcom.ning.com/profiles/blogs/celt-s-garden-bell...

Comment by Heather K on October 14, 2011 at 6:12pm

Annual Wild Mushroom Show this Sunday Oct 16 at Bloedel-Donovan Park building:  12pm-5pm! Touch, smell, learn, enjoy, cultivate! $5 adults. http://transitionwhatcom.ning.com/events/northwest-mushroomers-autumn 

Poster link- http://www.northwestmushroomers.org/fall-2011-poster-legal-size.pdf a member and taking their fungi ID class, plus enjoy their foreys & monthly educational meetings! www.northwestmushroomers.org     I'm

 

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