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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

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 Linda J Fels on March 28, 2011 at 5:06pm
One more to add:  The Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship's Plant Sale will also be on May 7th - 9 am to 2 pm.  We feature bare root native plants in addition to perennials, herbs, houseplants, etc.
Comment by Anna Luna on March 28, 2011 at 4:41pm
Please let me know if you have extra space in your car and you're going out to any of these farther away plant sales.  I do not drive, so am limited to how far I can travel in a short amount of time.  Thanks! :)
Comment by John Robinson on March 28, 2011 at 4:40pm
I have the Everson Garden Club Plant Sale being April 30 this year. I'll call Carol one of the organizers and confirm the date. Also the Lummi Island Civic Club is having their plant sale April 30th at the LI Grange.
Comment by J. C. Walker,Jr. on March 28, 2011 at 4:27pm

http://permaculture.com.au/online/index.php?option=com_content&...            here's the dirt on happiness

 

Comment by Heather K on March 28, 2011 at 4:15pm

Learn from other gardeners in the garden by attending the weekly Thursday "Roving Garden Party", hosted by friends of Sustainable Bellingham!  No fee!

Building community, edible gardens, and sharing a meal!

Consider Attending or Hosting one of our action oriented community building & Edible-Garden Roving Work Party- http://transitionwhatcom.ning.com/events/roving-garden-work-parties (And enjoy a meal together afterwards!)

Hope to meet you there, RSVP if you can!
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Home & Garden 350 Challenge! 
(and a community project funding opportunity!)
 Create a Project • Get Support • Start Changing the World !
Two projects will receive $350 – one rural and one urban location! 
Turn in proposals by April 25. http://transitionwhatcom.ning.com/forum/topics/transition-whatcom-request-for
Application document for project  at above TW discussion link, or contact Juliet at -http://transitionwhatcom.ning.com/profile/JulietThompson 
Save the date to volunteer – May 14 & 15!

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RE Sources' Sustainable Garden Spring Series-

Attend either one class or full series, for a fee. ( Different topics each week: Introduction to Permaculture- Introduction to Permaculture Design - Seed Starting, Garden Planning and Crop Rotation- . Edible Landscape Installation - Compost and Soil Health - Forest Gardening )

.  (Sat 3/26, Sun 3/27, Thurs 3/32, Sat 4/9, Thurs 4/14, Sat 4/30).

Details at- http://transitionwhatcom.ning.com/events/re-sources-sustainable-garden

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Farmer- Author – Poet Wendell Berry –Tues May 24th

Visiting & speaking in Seattle!
http://transitionwhatcom.ning.com/events/wendell-berry-in-seattlepoetry
Comment by Heather K on March 28, 2011 at 4:04pm

 More Spring Plant Sales Updated List!  Posted on this link- http://transitionwhatcom.ning.com/events/spring-fever-whatcom-plant 

April & May date summary:

> Dalia Tuber Sale – Sat April 2nd

> Everson Garden Club Plant Sale – April 23

> Birchwood Garden Club Plant Sale – April 30

> Hovender Park & Master Gardener Plant Sale – May 7

> Cascade Cuts Nursery Plant Sale & Fundraiser- May 21!

 

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 Roving Garden Party- Each Thursday! http://transitionwhatcom.ning.com/events/roving-garden-work-parties

Next Up this Thurs March 31st at York Neighborhood:

See link for more details- http://transitionwhatcom.ning.com/events/event/show?id=2723460%3AEv...

Yummy Food: Myles will make a vegetarian stew. BYOB and anything else you might need (gluten free bread?).

To get on the mailing list to hear about future SB Roving Garden Parties, please email volunteer @ sustainablebellinham . org

View future Roving Garden Parties and other events on Sustainable Bellingham's Community Calendar: http://sustainablebellingham.org/events/community-calendar/

Comment by Dana Dryg on March 16, 2011 at 7:40pm
I have a lovage plant that is in need of dividing soon (within the next month before it gets too big to manage). Let me know if you would like a portion. I only want to keep 1/4 of it.
Comment by Anna Luna on March 16, 2011 at 1:03pm
I just moved into a new house with a big front yard and I could really use some help getting it going.  Is anyone interested in exchanging some help for a garden plot in the York district???  Contact me if so :0)
Comment by Dov Shoneman on March 13, 2011 at 12:16am

Local plants for local people is how I see it. And yet, there is so much to glean from the ancient history of Chinese herbal formulation and preparation. 

Please join me for an afternoon where we will discuss the foundations of Western and Chinese Herbal Traditions.

Sunday, March 27th from 12-4pm

Taught by Dov Shoneman, L.Ac., MTCM

831-818-0672

 

 

Cedar Grove Wellness Presents

Western Herbs in Chinese Medicine

  • Use and preparation of Chinese herbs and Western herbal analogues
  • Chinese and Western herbal materia medica
  • Herbal therapeutics for specific conditions
  • Cautions and contraindication
  • Herbal categories and actions
  • Clinical Applications
  • Herbal formulation

Sunday, March 27th 12pm-4pm

location: Bellingham call for directions

Cost: $50

 

Taught by Dov Shoneman, L.Ac., MTCM

Dov Shoneman is a licensed Acupuncturist and Herbalist within the state of California (L.Ac.). He specializes in digestive complaints, women’s health, pediatrics and the treatment of pain. He has apprenticed for three and half years with Lesley Tierra, and completed Christopher Hobbs’ apprenticeship program; both are Acupuncturist’s and internationally renowned authors on herbal medicine. Dov earned his master’s degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) at Five Branches University, in Santa Cruz, CA and additionally has studied in China at Zhejiang TCM University in Hangzhou, China. There he spent time with western and TCM trained doctors specializing in orthopedics, dermatology, endometriosis, gynecology and cancer.

To register, please call 831-818-0672

dovshoneman@gmail.com

 

 

Comment by Heather K on March 10, 2011 at 2:02am

Early March! Finish up any fruit tree pruning & dormant oil sprays before those buds open up!  Normally we like to have ours completed by February!  Early planted peas are up!  Get your pea seeds in the ground if you haven't planted them yet...If it freezes again, some will make it, other won't, but you can always harvest them as short sprouts & put them in your stir fry.  Be sure to Not till or work you soil when its wet, so you don't destroy the tilth the microrganisms create.  Finish pruning your dead perennials &  cleaning up garden edges, and removing 'weedy-soil-guardians' into your compost pile!  Plant some hardy greens in a cold -frame or some direct in the ground with protection ready to cover from frosty mornings.

Find a greenhouse to work in  & help out a favorite gardener friend!

 

Mark your calendar for your personal

'Stay at Home & Garden Time!”.

...then look over some of the great plant sales & garden events coming up in our area:

I've posted an extensive list of at least eight spring plant sales, and they start this Sunday! Ive posted most all of them together on one link!   More will be added as they come in on the "Spring Fever Whatcom Plant Sales & Swaps" event page.- http://transitionwhatcom.ning.com/events/spring-fever-whatcom-plant   (click follow on the event page to be notified by email).

 

Not to bee missed - “Queen of the Sun- What are the bees telling us” Pickford movie held over!

http://transitionwhatcom.ning.com/events/queen-of-the-sun-what-are-the

 

Orchard Mason Bee Workshop with Brian Griffin of Knox Cellar Native Pollinators- this Sat March 12th!  Learn how to attract & care for a native pollinator that can pollinate your early blooming fruit trees more efficiently than honeybees!  Free but bring your checkbook for this fundraiser- http://transitionwhatcom.ning.com/events/orchard-mason-bee-workshop

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