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Earth Gardens: Edible-Medicinal-Wild Habitats (Permaculture Network)


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: 216
Latest Activity: Mar 23, 2020

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 October 14, 2011 at 6:09pm
The Farmer Who Took On Montsanto”- Fri Oct 21 -Canadian Farmer & Elder statesman Perry Schmeiser speakes at Western. -


Democracy School with Thomas Linzey weekend of Oct 21 & 22nd.   Lets learn how to increase our community self-governance & food sovereignty and stand up to a disfunctional legal system that puts profits/ corporate interests above the resiliant needs & desires of our local community members, and puts short-term profit above the health of our natural habitats & ecosystems.

* * * *


Transition Whatcom Election Forum- tonight- Fri Oct 14th- Hope to see you all there!


Basic Seed-Saving with Celt! This Sunday Oct 16th 2pm Offered for fee by Whatcom Folk School-

Comment by Heather K on October 12, 2011 at 2:35pm
Whatcom Food Network Forum 2” is this upcoming Monday, October 17 in Bellingham. For those planning on attending, remember to register online, and fill out their questionaire-

This is a truly collaborative event! I hope more farmers can attend this fall forum!

The goals of this forum are to:

*  Build upon momentum gained in the first forum.

*  Share and add to planning committee efforts around Network goals—imagine outcomes, develop action plans, strategies and partners, and identify leadership.

*  Spark mutual inspiration--continue collaborating and integrating our work to take action toward a more equitable, sustainable and healthy food system.

For more information, contact Colleen Burrows at WSU -or see WSU website-

Comment by Dov Shoneman on October 12, 2011 at 9:49am

Free class at the Bellingham food Coop connections building this sunday October 16 4:30-6pm

Directing your life towards success and clarity of purpose

The Five Spirits - Shen, Zhi, Yi, Hun, Po – are the spirits, or aspects of consciousness, associated with the five yin organs of Chinese Medicine and describe the ancient Chinese view of the psyche. By using this model we can address underlying emotional and psychological imbalances of our selves and/or clients.Correlating elements, organs, emotions, psychological, psychospiritual and cosmological associations of the five spirits will be presented, as well as signs and symptoms and possible causes for these spirit disorders and also ways to cultivate these spirits.

This is posted on the TW events calendar for this saturday Oct. 16, 2011


Comment by Dov Shoneman on October 12, 2011 at 9:46am

Free class at the Bellingham food Coop connections building this saturday from 10-11:30am


Cooking with Chinese herbs and building immunity

In classical Chinese medical texts, principles were described for using special food herbs and dietetic remedies for regeneration. Through understanding diet and the energetic nature of foods we are able to play a more active and responsible role in our therapy of preventing illness and promoting vitality. Traditional principles of food therapy will be presented including recipes, materia medica and incorporating Chinese herbs into the Western kitchen.

 This is posted on the TW events calendar for this saturday oct. 15, 2011

Comment by Heather K on August 30, 2011 at 2:29pm
Wild blackberries ripening in valleys & hills!   Garden seeds continue to ripen-dry ready for harvest & sharing. (Catch the easy seeds from kale & swiss chard).

NW Barter Fair & Farmers Seed-Swap being planned! 

 Sat November 5th – Mark your calendar.

(more details later- with location being either at Lynden's River Haven, or back-up location at Inspiration Farm in Laurel)


First annual gathering for NW Mushroom-Fungi-Mycoremediation Workers located in our bioregion this weekend! September 2-5!

"Radical Mycology Convergence" 2011 At Finny Farm in Concrete – Skagit River Watershed.

Email for RSVP & Directions email

More info on TW events page-

What: A free, volunteer-run gathering of mycologists, hobbyists, and Earth healers coming together to share skills and information related to  the benefits of the fungal kingdom in terms of remediative properties as well as human uses. This weekend-long event will culminate in a remediation project to put theory to practice and will also be a unique chance to build community with like-minded mycophiles (aka mushroom lovers) from around North America.

Why: Because these skills need to get shared! We want to make this information accessible and tangible for as many people as possible without making it overly-heady or technical. Our hope is to see mycological work someday become as common as gardening (well, sort of)!

Who: Anyone interested in these skills is invited to come. Space is limited to just a few hundred people this first year so be sure to RSVP by emailing us at!

Comment by Heather K on July 22, 2011 at 5:09pm

 Now is the time to harvest, preserve, & store the fruits of summer; make earth-medicines:  plant fall food-crops for our winter meals!

Eat Fruit, Plant Seeds, Sing Songs, Share the Abundance!


 ** Recommended July classes & workshops –

        Please RSVP to assist with planning ** :


* Practical Permaculture- Inspiration Farm - Sat July 23


*. Earthen Cob Oven Workshop – Sat July 23 – free & offerings received


*. Build an Herb Spiral – Sun July 24th - free & offerings received

*. Preserving the Harvest – July 26 in Lynden

*. Fabulous Fermentation – July 27 with Permaculture Chef Bruce Horowitz

*. Permaculture Design Course Certification-OUR Ecovillage -Vancouver Island 7/29-8/14

*. Lummi Island Edible Garden Tour – Sat July 30

*. Winter Gardening Workshop & Potluck– Sat July 30 – free & offerings received


Comment by Heather K on July 22, 2011 at 4:59pm
Recommended Aug & Sept Classes –Workshops –Gatherings!


*. Mt. Baker Beekeepers Meeting – Aug 10 - (Free-Come as my guest & introduce yourself)  

     *. Preserving the Harvest II – Celt Schira – Sustainable Living Room- Tues Aug 16

*. Northwest Herbal Fair –Aug 19-21 (discounted weekend tickets through 7/30)

*. Saskatoon Circle Primitive & Traditional Living Skills Gathering Wed Sept 21 through Mon Sept 26


Considering offering a class?   You can post your own event on our Transition Whatcom events page, and also contact the Whatcom Folks School who can list your class in their fall quarter catalog (9/20-12/20)-Submission deadline July 20th

Comment by warren miller on June 23, 2011 at 1:09pm
Transition Whatcom has a project on the Home and Landscape tour this weekend (June 25/26 from 10AM to 5PM)- the project we helped with across from the Farmers Market for the 350 Home and Garden Challenge. This is a high visibility location so it is a great opportunity for us to spread the word about TW! If YOU want to volunteer to be at the site, for any subset of the tour time, to answer questions about Transition Whatcom please contact Warren Miller at Thanx!
Comment by Heather K on June 21, 2011 at 12:51pm
Earth Mother Pregnant with fruits swelling seeds forming new life within hidden secrets from our eyes but open to our Souls. Temperate Climate Northern Hemisphere Update Solstice Moon Waning.

Prepare to harvest – share- store for winters inner wave – bring light & warmth into cool deep darkness.


High bio-dynamic flower day tomorrow, Weds 6/22 from 1am–noon, and Thurs 6/23 from 4pm-11pm – Ideal times to make Flower Essence, BD Preparations, Flower Infusions, Elixirs & Tinctures from morning flowers freshly dew-dried attracting first bees & fragrant full.

Collect: chamomile, roses, valerian, peony, hawthorne, angelica . . . .


Earth tribes gathering-

Comment by Jamie Jedinak on June 12, 2011 at 10:44pm

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