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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: 218
Latest Activity: on Friday

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 Friday

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

" Growing Seeds of Nourishment & Medicine ".    http://transitionwhatcom.ning.com/events/7th-annual-community-seed-...

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".

SB- http://www.sustainablebellingham.org/about-us/

CLSR- http://www.caretakershouse.org/

TW- http://transitionwhatcom.ning.com/events

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!

Comment by J. C. Walker,Jr. on March 25, 2014 at 7:05am
Comment by Heather K on January 27, 2014 at 3:19pm

Local seed-savers continue to support the free exchange of genetic resources for all peoples. We look forward to co-creating more seed swaps and create library-bank locations for our "Salish Seed Coop" to store & share heirloom open-pollinated seeds, reclaiming our knowledge to grow our own nourishment.

Our community seed loving & sharing spirit is abundant!  We had a great 6th annual seed swap, thanks to many folks who volunteered their time both before the swap with planning, and during the swap with set-up & clean-up.

Benefits of Saving Open Pollinated Heirloom Seeds-

http://transitionwhatcom.ning.com/profiles/blogs/benefits-of-saving...

Salish Seed Coop network is working towards obtaining seed processing equipment, and initiating local library-banks where seeds can be stored and loaned.

Brian K at Inspiration Farm is helping us, and has an email list for future classses & events: http://www.inspirationfarm.com/newif/welcome.html

Transition seed savers network also communicate on this website at; http://transitionwhatcom.ning.com/group/seedsavers

Seeds in the hands of common people is something we believe should never change.” -Brian & Crystine at Uprising Seeds & Organic Farm http://uprisingorganics.com/about-us/info_1.html

 

Comment by Heather K on November 26, 2013 at 5:31pm

"Putting Seeds Into the Hands of the People".

Winter Community Seed Swap - 6th Annual (Seed Sunday).

January 26, 2014 - Bellingham at The Majestic Hall!

TIME: Yet-To-Be-Determined: Expect Mid-afternoon for public, and Early-afternoon for volunteers & seed-savers.

RSVP your interest  & see details at http://transitionwhatcom.ning.com/events/community-seed-swap-2014-6...

 “To volunteer on a SB project, email Sara Charette at volunteer@sustainablebellingham.org , or contact Heather K.

More volunteers welcomed to be Seed Hosts at each seed table,

and to assist with planning & promoting.

Comment by Heather K on April 22, 2013 at 6:28pm

"How many ways can we kneel down and touch the earth..

.How many ways can we see beauty..." 

 

"Care for the earth's thin layer of soil & the microorganism within.  

Each garden-farm site is different....Everyone has an opinion.  

There is more than one way to feed the soil life.   

Add chemical-free organic matter to your compost and feed the soil!"  - Heather K

Soil Test Labs & Resources for Soil Nourishement - http://transitionwhatcom.ning.com/profiles/blogs/soil-testing-resou...     “ Many garden-farmers are adding soil amendments in March & April, before planting..

I'll list some soil labs below that do testing.

At times it can be worth your time - energy  to obtain a soil test. 

You can obtain a rough idea of how balanced/unbalanced your soil is in its acidity, macronutrients (N-P-K) and also in its trace elements.    The more deeply nourishing & balanced our soils are, the more nourishing our edibles are...”  continue reading at: http://transitionwhatcom.ning.com/profiles/blogs/soil-testing-resou...   

More ideas added later on making your own complete organic soil supplement fertilizers.

Comment by Heather K on April 22, 2013 at 6:26pm

SB Roving Garden Party each Tuesday evening.   Tues April 23rd is  at an edible forest-garden pollinator sanctuary: http://transitionwhatcom.ning.com/events/sb-roving-garden-party-tue...   

Attending a tuesday roving garden party is a way to put your hands working in the heart of your community....A great blend of work, community & meal sharing!

 

Biodynamic locally grown food from Inspiration Farm's Community Supported Agriculture) & Buying Club: http://transitionwhatcom.ning.com/forum/topics/biodynamic-csa-share...

 

Benefits Of Saving Open-Pollinated & Heirloom Seeds – Summary blog:

http://transitionwhatcom.ning.com/profiles/blogs/benefits-of-saving-open-pollinated-heirloom-seeds-summary

Food Security & Problem with Genetically-Modified Seeds – Video:

http://transitionwhatcom.ning.com/video/food-security-problem-with-genetically-modified-seeds

Comment by J. C. Walker,Jr. on March 20, 2013 at 10:00pm
Comment by Heather K on March 19, 2013 at 2:45pm

Seed Saver Webinars!  http://www.seedsavers.org/Education/Webinar-Archive/#seed_collection  Multiple recorded webinars from basic seed-saving & seed-storage to more advanced seed saving. 

Highly recommended for beginners & intermediate.

 

Organic Seed Alliance printable publications! http://www.seedalliance.org/Publications/

Especially see "A Seed Saving Guide for Farmers & Gardeners" http://www.seedalliance.org/Publications/publication-download-forms/download-form-1/

 

'Fundamentals of On-Farm Plant Breeding' workshop March 20th 2013 with Dr. John Navazio (Organic Seed Alliance Senior Scientist and Washington State University Seed Extension Specialist) http://snohomish.wsu.edu/ag/workshops/PlantBreeding2013.htm

 

Benefits of Saving Open Pollinated Heirloom Seedshttp://transitionwhatcom.ning.com/profiles/blogs/benefits-of-saving...

Comment by Heather K on March 11, 2013 at 3:02pm

Film: “Farm for the Futurehttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ixx1c3RSw_8

covers garden-farming & forest-farming without dependence on fossil fuels, and preserving the soil & biodiversity.  European prospective.   Worth considering for a future Real Food Film Festival, and a TW film at the Pickford.

 

May our community grow more garden-farmers who are reducing oil-based fuels in their farming methods.  May we support the increase of human power, and focus on ecological stability that results  from biodiversity on our wildlands & farmlands.

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Thank you all who brought their saved seeds to our annual Community Seed-Swap, and who volunteered their time & resources!

http://transitionwhatcom.ning.com/events/community-seed-swap-2013

Comment by Paul Kuepfer on February 5, 2013 at 11:26pm

Watch this poignant and beautiful call to action: mushrooms can save the world.

 

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