Many people wonder what is meant by open-pollination seeds, and the benefits of saving those seeds ,
verses hybrid seeds. (2013 post)…Continue
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…Continue
“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 the mowing, weed-whacking, plowing, & stop adding…Continue
“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.”…
Added by Heather K on June 15, 2011 at 9:11pm — No Comments
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 email@example.com .
Our Sept 9 & 10th…Continue
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 …Continue
Added by Heather K on May 6, 2011 at 4:00pm — No Comments
Nourishing Stinging Nettle (Urtica sp.)- Once juiced, blended, dried & crushed, or cooked they lose their "sting" and are the temperate climates first spring wild…Continue
(Let me know if I've missed something you'd like me to add in)
Washington Native Plant Society – Koma…Continue
Western Washington Fruit Research Foundation ( WWFRF ) holds th…Continue
Added by Heather K on March 6, 2011 at 2:30pm — No Comments
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?…Continue
Gardens of Destiny (creating edible forest gardens & seed-saving)Continue
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-Continue
Added by Heather K on January 24, 2011 at 6:30pm — No Comments
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.
Added by Heather K on January 23, 2011 at 1:30am — No Comments
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…
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 &…Continue
"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…
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.…Continue
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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…Continue
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…Continue