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Non-Profit Heirloom Seed Distro

Started Mar 15, 2014 0 Replies

Our focus at Finney Farm is education and social outreach programs. We offer classes, workshops, events, and tours; we distribute heirloom open pollinated vegetable seeds to whoever needs them…Continue

Tags: school, education, teach, funds, fundraiser

Finney Farm has space available

Started this discussion. Last reply by zoey CHUE May 19, 2013. 2 Replies

Finney Farm is a 100+ acre land trust/community located in Skagit County. We have space available (community house room, rustic cabins etc) for full time residency or farm stay (2 day minimum). …Continue

Tags: gardening, permaculture, cabin, rent, visit

 

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How are you currently involved in the Transition?
Finney Farm is a 100+ acre community in Skagit County with a focus on environmental activism, education and social outreach, and homesteading/sustainable living. We have handbuilt houses made from local and recycled materials, 3+ acres in orchard and perennials, and an acre in annual food production. We have a seed distro, which distributes packages of heirloom/rare/open pollinated annual and perennial edibles at no charge (about 1000 packages a year currently). We use minimal electricity (less than 10 amps per household) and use alternative water systems (gray water recycling, gravity fed rainwater systems etc) as well as a variety of homesteading/sustainable living practices including permaculture, wildcrafting, food preservation, soap making, fiber arts (garment making, wool processing and production spinning, weaving), homebrew, humanure, natural building, etc.

Our land includes an acre of blueberries, a 1/4 acre forest garden, an acre in annual food production, and another 1 1/2 acres in orchard or perennials, a creek, octagonal log sauna, barn, community house, spring, lots of trees, and much much more!
Do you have particular interests, skills, talents or resources you would like to bring to Transition Whatcom?
Finney Farm hosts a variety of workshops, classes, and workparties. We occasionally accept interns or have openings for residency within out community. Our members have wide variety of skills, some of which include: natural building, fiber arts, production spinning, gardening/farming, permaculture, native plants, homebrew, soapmaking, food preservation, master gardener, master composter, teacher, and more.
In what neighborhood or part of the county do you reside?
Skagit County
Your Personal Website (if you have one)
http://finneyfarm.org
Where did you hear about Transition Whatcom and how did you find our community network website?
online
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At 9:43pm on May 25, 2011, Heather K said…

Hi Again! More that may interest you:

Community Living- http://transitionwhatcom.ning.com/group/CommunityLiving

GMO: Awareness & Action- http://transitionwhatcom.ning.com/group/gmoaction

Your security setting is set in a way that does not allow me, a TW 'friend', to forward any event invites or group invites. You can find & post events at- http://transitionwhatcom.ning.com/page/events-menu

At 9:36pm on May 25, 2011, Heather K said…

Hi Finney Farm Folks! You are welcome join our local "Earth Gardens" network- http://transitionwhatcom.ning.com/group/organic?xg_source=activity (You'll need to sign on to the Transition site and click the 'Join' button.) Many of us also share news & events through Shannon's Garden E-News.

I'm one of the co-creators of the local "Seed-Swap: Into The Hands of the People" that we've had in the winter for the last 3 yrs. This winter, at least 2 more swaps were created & held, with more folks sharing their herloom seeds year round. You're welcome to network with us at- "Seed-Savers: Preserving Our Ecological Heritage"- http://transitionwhatcom.ning.com/group/seedsavers
You're welcome to join any of the online Transition groups, or to start your own blog or group. (There are other citizens from Skagit here)
 
 
 

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