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Soil Test Labs & Resources for Soil Nourishment

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…

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Added by Heather K on April 20, 2013 at 4:30pm — 3 Comments

Benefits Of Saving Open-Pollinated & Heirloom Seeds - Summary

Many people wonder what is meant by open-pollination seeds, and the benefits of saving those seeds ,

verses hybrid seeds.

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Added by Heather K on January 22, 2013 at 2:00am — 3 Comments

Sowing Seeds for Earth Restoration

How many seeds can a man plant in a lifetime?”....Nature can heal if released to its own wisdom.   However in severely damaged landscapes, humans can play a healing role, simply by sowing seeds.  And humans also need to stop invasive actions that use mined energy, ie. stop…

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Added by Heather K on August 20, 2012 at 2:30pm — 1 Comment

Community Rights Ordinance -Town of Wales, New York

This local law embodies the will of our residents to protect our natural resources from destruction, so our children and grandchildren can have the quality of life we enjoy.” – Councilmember Mike Simon

 

“Tuesday, June 14th, the Town of Wales, NY, adopted a community rights ordinance titled "Town of Wales Community Protection of Natural Resources.” 

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Added by Heather K on June 15, 2011 at 9:11pm — No Comments

Democracy School In Bellingham- Whatcom Watch Article!

Why are corporations able to make decisions on how our community is cared for, instead of we the people having the right to make the decision?  What will living our democracy look like in the near future?

When is the next Democracy School weekend and what do citizens learn? 

Autumn 2011 Democracy School- Oct 21,22 is filling up!  For information/application contact Stoney at  lidg@ymail.com   .

Our Sept 9 & 10th…

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Added by Heather K on June 1, 2011 at 8:30pm — 3 Comments

Ideas for a Local Economy & Happy Planet Index

Seventeen Rules for a Sustainable Community - “If the members of a local community want their community to cohere, to flourish, and to last, these are some things they would do” -Wendell Berry   …

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Added by Heather K on May 6, 2011 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Earth Medicine -(Nettle & Seaweed Protectors)

Nettle Nourishment!  Links on stinging nettle, seaweed, & other green medicines, including low dose radiation protection idea. 

Nourishing Stinging Nettle (Urtica sp.)- Once juiced, blended, dried & crushed, or cooked they lose their "sting" and are the temperate climates first spring wild…

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Added by Heather K on April 9, 2011 at 4:22pm — 2 Comments

Community Club Meetings & Grange Hall Listings- Garden or Permaculture Related

Listing of Local Monthly Club Meetings & Grange Halls:

 

(Let me know if I've missed something you'd like me to add in)

 

Washington Native Plant Society – Koma…

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Added by Heather K on March 22, 2011 at 4:30pm — 2 Comments

Fruit Research Foundation & Protecting Pollinators

Western Washington Fruit Research Foundation ( WWFRF ) holds th…

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Added by Heather K on March 6, 2011 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Herbicidal Contamination of our Farmlands & Waters! Enough! (And Say No to GMO!)

Can We Create Solutions to Protect the health of the soils & waters of our homeland? 

Can we resist & eliminate toxic abuse from corporations selling products that do Not have strong scientific evidence showing our lands & waters will be kept pure & safe for the children?…

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Added by Heather K on February 14, 2011 at 7:00pm — 8 Comments

Videos- Permaculture & Horticultural Lectures -plus- Edible Forest Garden Talks

 

Gardens of Destiny (creating edible forest gardens & seed-saving)

http://transitionwhatcom.ning.com/video/gardens-of-destiny-with-dan…

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Added by Heather K on February 6, 2011 at 4:00pm — 4 Comments

Garden Share & Farmland Exchange: Bellingham & Whatcom

Here are Links for Gardener/Farmers Needing Access To Land - or - by those Offering Land to grow edibles.

Click on the links below to take you to the UrbanGardenShare online program:

 

Bellingham & beyond UrbanGardenShare link-

http://www.urbangardenshare.org/bellingham/…

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Added by Heather K on January 24, 2011 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Earth Medicine - Mahonia

Learning from Mahonia (or Oregon Grape) - Sharing our wisdom on using plants & fungi as both healing medicine & wild nourishment has taken place generations before the current modern pathway of extracting chemicals & patenting cures.

Gathering with others in a circle to share healing stories, plant identification, and plant/fungi medicine-making, is something more of us are being called to do.

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Added by Heather K on January 23, 2011 at 1:30am — No Comments

Shared Leadership - "Seeing Nature - Deliberate Encounters with the Visible World"

Reflections of visions & patterns within nature - to inspire us in creating a resiliant comunity landscape & culture.  

I had just returned from being immersed for 3 weeks in the Olympic Parks ancient forests & shorelines observing the movements & patterns within nature. Now while back in our consumer-culture, I sense the movement & patterns within our community's emergent awakenings, and I am inspired to share words from Paul Krafel's observations of leadership…

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Added by Heather K on January 20, 2011 at 8:48pm — 1 Comment

Herbal Medicine-Making Resources: Websites-Equipment-Books

Nourishing ourselves through a living relationship with plants & fungi on the land we walk on is a lifelong journey. A first step in deepening our herbal medicine making knowledge is to learn to safely & respectfully harvest for wild salads, soups, teas, salves &…

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Added by Heather K on November 28, 2010 at 4:30pm — 5 Comments

Inspirations: Poetry & Quotations to Explore

"Thomas Jefferson said he didn’t think we could have democracy unless at

least 20% of the population was self-supporting on small farms so they were

independent enough to be able to tell an oppressive government to 'stuff it'.

It is very difficult to control people who can create products without

purchasing inputs from the system, who can market their products directly

thus avoiding the involvement of mercenary middlemen, who can butcher

animals and preserve foods…

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Added by Heather K on November 3, 2010 at 9:30pm — 4 Comments

Garden-Servant Update: fertility, nourishment, & water in temperate climate mid-spring

There comes a time in mid spring in the edible forest garden, when the impulse to reproduce is strong among plants, insects, & animals. I often witness this in May, just before the main roses & peonies bloom, and just as many of the fruiting trees & shrubs have gone from blossoms, to tiny fruits (smaller than peas). During this time I sense a high need for water & nourishment from many plants all at the same time.…

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Added by Heather K on May 18, 2010 at 2:30pm — 2 Comments

Social Networks and Effecting Transition Movement Action

* * * Many of us are interested in accurate information on the ning-com-corporation and their ethical & privacy policies. Please share if you have found something helpful. * * *.



 

quote: "There is a lot of Transition Movement action going on in social networks all over the world. This is great; keep it up (as long as it's not detracting from…

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Added by Heather K on May 6, 2010 at 3:00pm — 2 Comments

"Is a Truly Sustainable Society Achievable As Long As Corporate 'Rights' Trump the Rights of People" . . . . . . . . . Paul Cienfuegos - Audio-Recorded Live Talk" 2/26/10

Quote- "This is Paul Cienfuegos' talk on the ascendancy of corporate rights over the rights of of people as citizens, and how this trend can be reversed. The assertion of corporate over citizen rights came into sharp focus this January with the Supreme Court's "Citizens United" decision which opens the floodgates of unrestricted corporate money into election campaigns, under the guise of free speech. Countering this trend are citizen revolts, many in small communities, which assert the right…

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Added by Heather K on March 29, 2010 at 11:30pm — 1 Comment

Fertile Soil & Seeding Winter Dreams

Earthdreams awakening fertile fragrant nourishing living creations....I give thanks to the earth-creation and to farmers & growers who move within the earth's life cycles, and understand the limits of earth-gaia's gifts. I give thanks for farmer's growing passions envisioning the fertile dreams of tomorrow's nourishment!



It's December 21st,2009,  and I've just put in my first phone call for seeds, to Bountiful Gardens/Ecology Action, and they don't even have their 2010 catalogue… Continue

Added by Heather K on December 23, 2009 at 3:00am — 2 Comments

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