Those of us living locally in or near the town
of Sweet Home, OR have the honor to be "neighbors" of a new and
incredibly important practice (SEE www.adaptiveseeds.com )
SEEDS: Sarah Kleeger & Andrew Still are
working incredible magic to bring biodiversity back with Open
Pollinated and Organic Seed Saving, seeds that are adapted to our LOCAL climate & food growing
No hybrids, patented,
PVP or GMO in their seed, grown without chemical
fertilizers, herbicides or pesticides. A
beautiful new website and catalog for 2015 is currently available, with fabulous and
informative (also mouth-watering) descriptions - they offer over 400
varieties. Sarah and Andrew are the seed stewards and members of The Seed
Ambassadors Project and have "grown" a network of local small growers
& network/collaborators globally, as listed in their catalog. The
word is spreading and we would like to support them.
AND, to the surprise
of some folk, there is a growing contingent of practicing Permies in this area,
and the opportunities
for hands-on learning projects - so please note: Permies are lurking in
those at The Mushroomery (see them on Facebook)... and more to come...
PLUS ongoing activities at this small "permaculture site in
process" at a Small Urban Permaculture Homestead
If you missed this event last year plan on this year’s
event - one of most important ways to find good food that stores well, and meet
your local farmers:
Ten Rivers Food Web hosted its 5th Annual Corvallis Fill Your
Pantry Market on Sunday, November 2 at the Benton County Fairgrounds.
Seventeen vendors from across the TRFW region were selling bulk quantities of
storage crops including beans, grains, root crops, preserves, honey, &
frozen meats. Support your local food producers by attending
Fill Your Pantry
see the website of Ten Rivers Food Web (Benton, Linn & Lincoln Counties) http://www.tenriversfoodweb.org/ ************************************ NEW IN 2015
Some listings on ETSY, Craig's List
ALSO: Now offering Small Pet & House Sitting Services!
*PRACTICAL STRATEGIES FOR GROWING YOUR OWN FOOD
*MULCHING & DIY BIN FOR *COMPOSTING - MAKE YOUR OWN RICH ORGANIC SOIL WITH LOCAL MATERIALS...COMPOST THE EASY WAY
*NO TILL GARDENS - CONVERT LAWN TO FOOD GARDENS
*DIY VERMICOMPOSTING (WORM BIN)
*BEES FOR THE GARDENS
*WATER GARDENS (PONDS)
*NATURAL/CLAY PAINTS, PLASTERS, FINISHES & DIY SMALL STRUCTURES OF NATURAL MATERIALS
*EARTHWORKS TO HARVEST RAIN
*RAIN CHAINS, RAIN GARDENS & BASINS
*SMALL SCALE RAINH20 HARVESTING SYSTEMS
*PLANT A ROW FOR THE HUNGRY
*WATER GARDENS & AQUACULTURE (PONDS)
*GARDENS THAT A CHILD CAN GROW *SPIRALS IN NATURE - efficient and productive - we can do this in our gardens
*DIY HERB SPIRAL NEAR YOUR KITCHEN!
*NATIVE PLANTS/WOODLANDS GARDENS
*GROW A WINTER GARDEN
* SEASON EXTENDERS - SOLAR COLD FRAME & HOOP HOUSE/MINI-GREENHOUSE
*CREATE A COMMUNITY EXCHANGE: SHARE GARDEN TIPS & IDEAS, PLANTS, SEED BALLZ, SAVING SEEDS, GOOD COMPANY & FOOD
SITE IS A PERMACULTURE URBAN HOMESTEAD IN PROCESS in Sweet Home. We can use the site to experiment with these strategies, most already in place. You bring good energy, gloves for work in the garden, and plan to have some fun. Meet other farmer/gardeners, others who care! See all these in action& amp; find out how to do it (and there is more...!) If you cannot do the physical work we also accept "donations" or sharing of materials as exchange.
LEAVES & compost materials (contact for info)
FIREWOOD for BREAD OVEN BAKING (prefer hardwood)
burlap bags or cloth
compost materials (contact for info)
SHARE COST OF SUPPLIES e.g., organic soil amendments, KELP or fish emulsion or other organic amendments (or transport)exchange veggies - my garden veggies for yours - if you have carrots, eggplant, peppers or other - send info on what you have to trade.
share rides to Albany, Corvallis, Eugene
shopping errands & share some meals
egg cartons (inquire first
Watch for spring/summer notices:
VEGGIES, EGGS, PLANTS - SALE OR TRADE FOR NATURAL BUILDING & SUSTAINABILITY SKILLS & MORE!
FOR SALE: VEGGIES FROM GARDEN (no chemicals)$1/pound; fresh eggs $3/doz; also plants - perennials and pond plants $1 - 5. Or trade for help: learn how to build w natural materials & much more, see opportunities above.