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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 Jamie Jedinak on May 16, 2011 at 11:40pm



Cascade cuts has their annual plant sale this Saturday 9am and they sell stevia plants.  I get one every year b/c they are annuals here, unless brought indoors!  harvest what you grow and it can last all winter for you!  :)



Comment by Suki Aufhauser on May 16, 2011 at 11:29pm


I did see stevia at the Co-op if you can;t find it anywhere else


Comment by Deanna Lloyd on May 16, 2011 at 10:44pm
Hi All, I have a whole mess of native plants, all barerooted seedlings (anywhere from 1 - 4ft tall), all needing to find homes soon! These are all leftover from the Fairhaven Middle School Garden plant sale so I'm not asking a specific price for any of the plants, but rather any size donation (or possible plant swap!) and that money (or plant!) will go towards supporting school garden education. The plants are not at the school, they are at my home so please let me know if you're interested.

Plants Available:
- Pisocarpa Rose
- Paper Birch
- Ponderosa Pine
- Oregon White Oak
- Quaking Aspen
- Colorado Spruce
- Western Larch
- Scotch Pine
- Shore Pine
Comment by Kate Clark on May 16, 2011 at 1:24pm

Hi all: I"m looking for stevia plant starts, and would like to connect with anyone who has grown stevia here as a supplemental sweetener.


Comment by Heather K on May 13, 2011 at 4:54pm

A class on caring for our lawn habitats ought to be a required course for anyone who pushes a gas mower.  Inspiration Farm's class on Scythes, is a major step in walking gently on the land, and in enhancing our home habitats while reducing our use of oil & noise pollution. This Sat May 14th- .


Local-grown tomato & peppers starts grown with heirloom seeds from Inspiration Farm!. Grown in biodynamic compost using organic methods.


Introduction to Permaculture – Weekend Workshop May 20-22- on Orcas Island- Details at   Also the Bullock Brothers PDC is full, and they are now taking names for the wait-list for the summer 2011 Permaculture Design Certification course on Orcas Island....or you can register for the 2012 summer course.

Comment by Deanna Lloyd on April 29, 2011 at 11:19pm

Hey all, just wanted to remind you that there will be a plant sale this SUNDAY May 1st from 12:30 - 3pm at Fairhaven Middle School.  ALL proceeds from the event go to support school garden education at FMS.

We will have a variety of plants (mainly perennials) including edibles, ornamentals and lots of natives!  This is a great way to get some bargain plants before Mother's Day while also supporting a great cause! 


The sale will take place in the lower soccer field and the address of the school is 110 Park Ridge Rd, Bellingham.  

Comment by Heather K on April 13, 2011 at 6:23pm
Earth Garden Update mid-April - If you've transplanted some greens into your garden, take time to water them in with some fish & seaweed concentrate. The soil is still cold, and the plants can use the immediate nourishment. Consider using polyester Remay covers which hold in a bit of heat, and consider building more cold frames & hoop-houses. Protect tender plants from late frosts.


Earth Medicine -(Nettle & Seaweed Protectors)- Heather's blog with links


Garden-Stand with Honor-System – 6" Garden Video with Lonnie & Jasmin-


GMO Action & Awareness Group-

 We need to find out what the concerns & needs are of farmer seed-savers like Uprising Organics, with more GMO seeds being bred, and the effects on our local ability to grow our own food from the seed that we save. Could the GMO sugar beet seed effect our beet, swiss chard & spinach seed-saving ability.?


"The World According To Montsanto" Movie Night in Ferndale Tues April 26


 "Keep Your Garden Safe from Killer 'Compost Warning: Do not bring manure compost into your garden unless you're certain it doesn't contain aminopyralid residues”. Thanks Angela for adding the new Mother Earth News report!


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


Mushroom Club meets this Thursday April 14th,

and Morel Madness campout at Lake Wenachee May 6-8


CALL TO INSTALL! Creating Gardens at CLSR in Fairhaven!

Sat April 17th


Backyard Habitat & Native Flora Fair!  Saturday May 14th from 10am to 4pm at the Fairhaven Village Green. WNPS members are able to PRE-ORDER PLANTS before the sale.  &

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Comment by Angela MacLeod on April 6, 2011 at 7:30am

An update on the aminopyralid herbicide...or is it really an update?

I copied this from Shannon Maris's garden e news:

Mother Earth News - April/May issue pg. 20

Killer Compost... The aminopyralid issue is nationwide

The EPA says their review will be complete in 2014 - until then the herbicide can still be used as is.

Kind of depressing really.

Comment by Heather K on April 4, 2011 at 11:19pm

Food for Thought - A Call for Action: 6pm– Friday April 8th Local Food System discussion & panel at followed by evening musical concert performed by The Endorfins and friends!   Event details-  

Time and place: The Foundry (100 E. Maple) doors open at 6 p.m. discussion begins at 6:30, follwed with benefit concert beginning around 8:30-9 p.m.

 (Free before 8 p.m. Those who attend the dialogue are admitted free to the concert.) This event begins with “ an open-dialogue, panel discussion amongst local producers, farmers, professors, city council members, sustainability oriented organizations and community members.”   After 8 p.m. door charge = sliding scale $5-10.

Created by friends of Anything Grows Community School -a non profit devoted to developing an oppositional culture to civilization which provides resources, information, community, food, music, art, etc. in a sustainable and egalitarian & visioned by Kenny Shaumberg & Chelsea Thawmanner-

Comment by Deanna Lloyd on March 28, 2011 at 10:26pm
Since we're complying all these right now, I might as well add that there will be a plant sale at Fairhaven Middle School on May 1st from 12:30 - 3 in the lower soccer field.  Plants will be very affordable!  All proceeds from the sale will benefit the school garden!

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