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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: 214
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 Jillian Froebe on March 23, 2020 at 10:09am

I would be very interested in turkey tail, as my family just talked about making turkey tail tincture yesterday!  Synchronicities are so trustworthy.  How would I get some from you?  Many thanks, Jillian


Comment by J. C. Walker,Jr. on March 23, 2020 at 8:45am

I can gather Turkey Tail and Artist Conk mushrooms if anyone is inclined towards making tinctures. 

Comment by Heather K on February 23, 2016 at 4:20pm
8th annual heirloom seed swap a success on January 31st, 2016.
If you missed the seed swap, there are many more regional swaps, including one in Van Zandt Hall on March 5 th Saturday 4pm! Contact marj bell at local food works for details. Potluck follows see you there. Bring your local grown seeds to share.
Comment by David MacLeod on January 25, 2016 at 6:04pm

Passing on a message received from Janaia Donaldson, of Peak Moment TV:

For all you good farmers... esp. note theOpen Source Seed Initiative, worthy of your knowing and supporting. Please spread the word, and consider purchasing some of Carol's seeds. We did an excellent Peak Moment TV show with Carol based on her book, Join the "Eat-all Greens" Garden Revolution.

Begin forwarded message:

Hello Gardening Friends— The 2016 Carol Deppe/Fertile Valley Seeds Catalog is now up on my website and we are open for orders. I’ve expanded from 45 to 70 varieties and included color photography for half the varieties. (Go to the Fertile Valley Seeds page on the website and browse or download the pdf file of the catalog.)

New Variety Introductions for 2016. I’m especially delighted to introduce two new parching corns that I have been working toward for 15 years—Parching Red Manna and Parching Starburst Manna. I also introduce Beef-Bush Gold Resilient dry bean.

Returned for 2016 are Beefy Resilient Grex dry bean and Fast Lady Northern Southern pea. There are also 33 OSSI-Pledged varieties.

Open Source Seed Initiative. This is the big news for me for 2016. This is where the fight to take back our seeds is happening. (See the write-up on page 2 of my catalog.) I’m completely in with OSSI, having OSSI-Pledged all my original varieties, enrolled Fertile Valley Seeds as an OSSI Partner Seed Company, joined the Board of Directors, and volunteered to edit and contribute regularly to the upcoming OSSI quarterly e-newsletter Free the Seeds! The first issue, to be published March 24, will include stories by me, Jack Kloppenburg, CR Lawn, Joseph Lofthouse, Rose Marie Nichols McGee, Frank Morton, and others. (I’ll be doing a regular feature, “Plant Breeding Stories.”) For more information about OSSI, and to sign up forFree the Seeds!, visit Open Source Seed Initiative is a 501c3 corporation. We need donations. We particularly need one or a few “founding” donors who are able to make a substantial contribution so OSSI can rent office space and hire staff. If you are interested in being one of our founding donors, please contact me at my (OSSI business only) email address: "" (For seed company business use the email address ""

Speaking Events for 2016. February 5-7. Organic Seed Alliance Seed Grower’s Conference. Corvallis, OR. I’ll do a 1 ½ hr session on breeding for organic systems and participate in a panel “Ask the Elders.”

Feb. 23. Santiam Food Alliance.Lebanon, OR. (Public Library;

March 13 Sunday. Grow Organic (Corvallis organic gardening club.)Corvallis OR. South First Alternative Co-op meeting room. Vegetarian potluck. “Join the Open Source Seed Revolution.” BYO guitars.

June. Mother Earth News fair., Albany OR. (I expect to give three talks. TBA)

July. Seed Saver’s Exchange.Ames, Iowa. I’ll do a keynote and a number of workshops. TBA.

Please share this announcement with anyone who might be interested.

Comment by Heather K on January 25, 2016 at 1:27am
Heirloom Seed Seed Swap - Bellingham's 8th Annual.!
Sunday January 31st -Doors Open 3pm-4:30pm.
"Honoring Biodiversity of Seeds for Food & Medicine"
* Amateur & Professional Seed-Savers Welcomed.
* Seed-Potatoes & Permaculture -ly Edible Tubers Too!

Past Volunteers & Seed-Savers Sign-Up for Task to Arrive Early!
Sign Up Genius -
Or Email Volunteer Coordinator:
Naomi at:
(or speak to Bill Sterling or Heather K )

Donations of Seeds & Currency Supports this Community Event.
Comment by Dudley Evenson on January 23, 2016 at 6:34pm

Jamie, I would love to learn about how you process nettles. I have a lot growing on my land. I make tea and I understand they make a good pesto. I look forward to learning more.

Comment by Jamie Jedinak on January 23, 2016 at 5:31pm

I have decades of experience with nettles harvesting, processing raw, recipes etc and honoring the sacred of this plant!!! smoothies, drying strategies, infused vinegars, pesto, miso broths, etc plus ethno botany and benefits - when I was in midwifery school it was my herb of study choice!!!

Comment by Dana Dryg on January 23, 2016 at 12:37pm

Is anyone interested in leading and educating a group of people to harvest nettles and/or horsetails this Spring? I would love to coordinate an outing, but we'd need someone with experience to lead the way. Let me know if you are interested. Message me here or through facebook: 

Comment by Heather K on September 8, 2015 at 11:22am
Next Monday Evening! Toby Hemenway - a gifted permaculturist, educator, and writer will be coming to our area on his book tour! See you there!
Comment by Heather K on December 19, 2014 at 1:28am

-7th Annual COMMUNITY SEED SWAP & Fundraiser!  Sunday January 25, 2015!-

" Growing Seeds of Nourishment & Medicine ".

Volunteers Welcomed!  Let us know if you want to help.
Doors Open to Public:  2:30-5 pm.

Swap & Fundraiser by Donation.

Who Should Attend:
    - Seed-savers & People Donating heirloom seeds, or edible tubers or seed-potatoes (Label your envelopes with plant strain & date).

    - People without seeds welcomed- who commit to plant seeds, share their garden's abundance & learn to save seeds.

Seed Guidelines: Take only a few seeds & Swap your seeds with other - Take only seeds you plan to plant & Share harvest with community.

Become a Guardian of  Organic Heirloom & Open-Pollinated Seeds by saving seeds and purchasing fresh garden seeds from local seed-saver businesses!

 This is a Pure Safe-Seed Event!  (GMO-free)

Volunteers & Seed-Savers arrive early for set-up before public. (setup 1pm)

Seed-Grower Donations & Sponsors being accepted Dec & Jan before swap- Contact Heather K

SWAP MISSION: " Honoring Biodiversity of Seeds for Food & Medicine! "

 (Volunteer Position open to accept emails & schedule volunteers who will distribute seeds & monitor seed tables.  Post your interest on TW event page, or contact Heather K, Atul, Alison,  or Jeff W at Sustainable Bellingham.

Event is Co-Sponsored by:
 "Sustainable Bellingham" &  "Center for Local Self Reliance" & "Transition Whatcom".




This years Seed Donors Include: Baker Creek Heirloom rare seeds, Irish Eyes Seeds, Uprising Organic Seeds,  Salish Seed Savers Coop,  Center for Local Self-Reliance!  

More donations & sponsors expected! 

Light refreshments will be served from local food sponsors.  (thanks Suki!).

RSVP on event page.  Updates will be posted on TW event page & faceboo & Sustainable Bellingham - and-  Center for Local Self Reliance websites.

Plant Seeds !  Celebrate Community!  Sing Songs!


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