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Heather K replied to David Pike's discussion Natural Farming in the Pacific Northwest - Technique and Philosophy in the group Earth Gardens: Edible-Medicinal-Wild Habitats (Permaculture Network)
"“Soil Nourishment & Fertilizers' http://transitionwhatcom.ning.com/group/organic/forum/topics/nourishment-soil-amendments Info for those who are still in transition towards the natural farm earth nourishment, as taught…"
Jun 18, 2012
David Pike commented on Richard Haard's blog post Biochar and sequestration of toxics
"thanks Richard for working on this important topic. Good results with the charcoals! Just to throw an idea into the mix: I wonder how mycoremediation techniques would work against herbicide compounds? Inoculation with Stropharia, oyster sp. etc...…"
Feb 15, 2011
David Pike replied to David Pike's discussion Natural Farming in the Pacific Northwest - Technique and Philosophy in the group Earth Gardens: Edible-Medicinal-Wild Habitats (Permaculture Network)
"Aloha Natural Farmers,   Back on the mainland to start up the farm - excited this year to try many new ideas and grow many new plants.  Glad to see discussion continuing on this topic, and hope we can share more ideas going into the grow…"
Jan 28, 2011
Erin Dixon replied to David Pike's discussion Natural Farming in the Pacific Northwest - Technique and Philosophy in the group Earth Gardens: Edible-Medicinal-Wild Habitats (Permaculture Beyond Organic)-Network
"Thank you Walter - I had no idea where straw comes from - it is not surprising it a secondary product of other things (barley/oats) as you don't see "straw fields" as you might hay or corn or soybean fields.  I found a guy who…"
Dec 10, 2010
Donna Auer replied to David Pike's discussion Natural Farming in the Pacific Northwest - Technique and Philosophy in the group Earth Gardens: Edible-Medicinal-Wild Habitats (Permaculture Beyond Organic)-Network
"this is the most interesting and informative answer to something I've always wondered about (as a non-farmer).   -   and it also reminds me of the complex decisions and hard work that is involved in the farming life.  many…"
Dec 10, 2010
Erin Dixon replied to David Pike's discussion Natural Farming in the Pacific Northwest - Technique and Philosophy in the group Earth Gardens: Edible-Medicinal-Wild Habitats (Permaculture Beyond Organic)-Network
"This is great.  I wonder, ponder, worry?....why growing anything is such a complicated process.  All the information out there can make your head spin just to grow a tomato or ear of corn.  I like this philosophy and it seems to me…"
Dec 9, 2010
David Pike replied to Sajah Popham's discussion Plant Medicine Community
"yep"
Nov 11, 2010
David Pike and Sajah Popham are now friends
Oct 21, 2010
David Pike left a comment for Gary Bachman
"thanks for the invitation Gary - sounds fun and I'll try to make it."
Oct 3, 2010
David Pike and Gary Bachman are now friends
Oct 3, 2010
David Pike posted photos
Aug 27, 2010
David Pike and Eric Robert Schmitz are now friends
Aug 17, 2010
David Pike left a comment for Christie Cassel
"meltdown was incredible!"
Aug 11, 2010
Christie Cassel left a comment for David Pike
"Well heck yes! Dumpstah Funk yeah. Bought their set for $5 - almost 2 hours - the best funk show I've ever seen... how was your Meltdown?"
Aug 11, 2010
David Pike left a comment for Christie Cassel
"Ha ha!! I saw you dancing on front and center mainstage to Dumpstaphunk!"
Aug 10, 2010
David Pike and Jamie Jedinak are now friends
Jun 23, 2010

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How are you currently involved in the Transition?
growing a garden, living in a yurt.
In what ways do you identify with the Transition movement? Why are you interested?
Fairhaven College grad, lifelong environmentalist, I enjoy connecting with Nature and would like to keep some of it around. I am becoming increasingly interested in growing food for myself and my community.
Do you have particular interests, skills, talents or resources you would like to bring to Transition Whatcom?
Writing for and about Nature, gardening as influenced by Masanobu Fukuoka and permaculture ideals. Medicinal plants, trail building.
In what neighborhood or part of the county do you reside?
in a yurt on the Mt. Baker Hwy. / in a house in Fairhaven
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Masanobu Fukuoka – A Natural Farmer

Posted on April 15, 2010 at 10:17am 4 Comments

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Masanobu Fukuoka – A Natural Farmer

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Interview with Larry Korn

Posted on April 15, 2010 at 10:00am 8 Comments

* Apologies for the lack of formatting in this interview. The Ning site unfortunately will not preserve spacing and formatting when publishing blog entries.

Larry Korn is a soil scientist, agricultural consultant…

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Summary of Wendell Berry; The Unsettling of America, Culture and Agriculture

Posted on October 31, 2009 at 3:43pm 2 Comments

Just finished reading “The Unsettling of America, Culture and Agriculture” by Wendell Berry. His writings make so much sense as to make a complete mockery of what commercial agriculture has become in our modern age. I doubt anyone has done such a thorough job of explaining just how deep the erosive fissures run in industrial agriculture, or “agri-business” as it is known in his book. He weaves together the failed policies and practices of the “get big, or get out” era of farm consolidation… Continue

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At 5:51pm on November 27, 2011, Heather K said…

Happy Birthday David!  Seed swap in planning stages for 3rd or 4th weekend of Jan...We are looking for a new location.  Most likely we'll need help setting up tables & chairs & takedown too.

I'll be traveling with my tent & garden hand tools to warmer lands from Jan-March!  Give a call if you come to the islands!

At 12:43am on November 12, 2010, Heather K said…
David, hope to see you this Sat at Inspiration Farm for autumn seed-swap/barter fair!
At 7:05pm on November 1, 2010, Brian Kerkvliet said…
sure David come on by and get some garlic. I will be home all this week.
Brian
At 5:05pm on August 27, 2010, Heather K said…
Hey David, sure anytime today, Fri, if our schedules flow for bringing home hoe & book. (phone). I plan to drive to Fruit Fest in Skagit Sat am in case you want to carpool. I hope to be back in time for event at Ground Floor at 5pm...room in car for about 4 of us.
At 12:58pm on August 11, 2010, Christie Cassel said…
Well heck yes! Dumpstah Funk yeah. Bought their set for $5 - almost 2 hours - the best funk show I've ever seen... how was your Meltdown?
At 11:18pm on August 9, 2010, Heather K said…
Hi David, I've just changed our group name to:
"Earth Gardens: Edible-Medicinal-Wild Habitats
(Permaculture Beyond Organic)".
I'll be sending out a comment on the site soon...I'd sure like your support/encouragement though its a super busy time of year!
At 12:58pm on May 27, 2010, Christie Cassel said…
Nice profile pic. It's very expensive. Photographers make twice what models do, so you can subtract the $20,160 from the $40,320 and send me $20,160. As you can see, I take my own profile pictures ; )
At 7:26pm on May 26, 2010, Christie Cassel said…
ha ha Don't know if you're joking or serious. Probably both! Well, i can take it down if you want, but i think it's a good one. I didn't know it was going to be in the slideshow rotation, gez! opt out?
At 1:44pm on May 22, 2010, Krista Rome said…
Hi David,
I'm going out to the farm today to check on the beans. But last year they took forever to come up (it was dry) and I planted them late, so I wouldn't worry about it too much. I'll give you a report. Are you moved yet? I was trying to coordinate getting you and Heather out to my fields but it's too chaotic to coordinate with others...maybe when my crazy census work schedule is over in a few weeks.
At 3:43pm on May 19, 2010, Heather K said…
Just composted my Tyfon cover crop out at sandies and put in tomatoes. the cover crop looked awsome! (but no buckwheat seemed to have sprouted & I thought I'd planted some). I'm sensing some of my buckwheat seeds are not very viable.....I"m understanding now how important the actual mix of seeds is in the seed balls... we really needed to have somthing that not only could act as nurse crops, but also grow fat root in the soil....next seedball fling for sure will scrounge some radish or tyfon to add to mix...I've not yet done my second toss....Let me know about the hulu hoe, or if you need a loan of the broad fork in the future.
 
 
 

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