Welcome to the network. Your book was the first connection I made to gardening in the PNW when I moved here from PA in 79. I have slowly migrated from Olympia to Seattle, to Skagit County and now the cohousing community in south Bellingham…"
In what neighborhood or part of the county do you reside?
Fort Bellingham (east of airport, west of delta, just off of Marine Dr.
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May 15th- Scythes the Cutting Edge of Power Down (donation/fee) Sell your weed wacker and pick up a scythe! Learn the sharper points of this elegant tool. Scythes are thought to be old school, but better blades and set up ergonomic for your body makes it one of the most efficient tools out there. Learn what makes a good scythe, where to get one andÂ how to properly maintain and use it.
May 29th- Biodynamics Demystified (donation/fee) - Applied Basic Biodynamics, Cosmic planting by the calender, using Biodynamic sprays and teas, making Biodynamic compost, bringing the land back into balance. These practices increase vitality and vigor, reduce pests and disease while you Inoculate the land with love and intention.
Binda, thank you for hosting us at your garden-home & sharing your process of restoring the native grasses, along with some special wetlands plants from your homeland!
We are blessed to have your presence & experience in our community!
Many of us have benefited from your 1983 booklet, "Maritime Northwest Vegetable Gardening Almanac". Years ago I created my own planting time-table-chart that I still use with your sowing & transplanting chart.
Great idea to post a copy in the kitchen!
(I'll look forward also to the republishing of your book "Winter Gardening in the Maritime Northwest: Cool-Season Crops for the Year-Round Gardener".
I'll look forward to future times together on the land in our gardens!
Welcome Binda! So glad to see you here, and also at last years seed-exchange!
There are a few of us old-time gardeners that most likely have well worn copies of your books, which now cannot even be found in used books stores because we're all still gardening & reading! I also like to encourage native vegetation and would like to find some native grass seeds to use in a wooded clearing that has not yet been invaded by reed-canary-grass. Enjoy exploring the ning site! There is an organic gardeners-permaculturist group here too, and discussions on alternative transportation & energy, and gardeners working together!
Welcome to the network. Your book was the first connection I made to gardening in the PNW when I moved here from PA in 79. I have slowly migrated from Olympia to Seattle, to Skagit County and now the cohousing community in south Bellingham starting gardens all along the way. Hope to connect...Gary