Wednesday, April 15, 2015

FIRST TRIP TO OR COAST SINCE JUNE 2014:  YURT CAMPING

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 
 
JUST ENOUGH OF A BREAK TO REMEMBER WHY I CAME HERE!

Saturday, January 24, 2015

THE COURAGE TO LIVE...


 
If you are lucky enough
to find a way of life you love,
you have to find the courage to live...
AUTHOR??
 
PLEASE NOTE:  NWP PERMACULTURE CONVERGENCE NOW SCHEDULED:

Friday, January 23, 2015

NEW YEAR, NEW HOPE!

 

2015 NEWS & VIEWS: 

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 ) : 
ADAPTIVE 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 area!!! 
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 the area,
including those at The Mushroomery (see them on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Mushroomery/121054471245448)...  and more to come...

PLUS ongoing activities at this small "permaculture site in process"  at a Small Urban Permaculture Homestead
in Sweet Home, OR

contact info:   dawnvoyager@gmail.com
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 BEST OF 2014

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 2015!
see the website of Ten Rivers Food Web (Benton, Linn & Lincoln Counties)
http://www.tenriversfoodweb.org/
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NEW IN 2015
 Some listings on ETSY, Craig's List 
ALSO: Now offering Small Pet & House Sitting Services!  
SEND INQUIRY TO: dawnvoyager@gmail.com
ONGOING 2015
*EARTHEN BREAD OVEN YOU CAN BUILD (FOR "WOOD FIRED" PIZZAS, BREAD, HOLIDAY MEALS & EVERYDAY BAKING -QUICKER AND TASTIER!!! 
  click on the link below to see OVENS THE WORLD OVER!

*MULCHING 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 
    
*MULCHING NO TILL GARDENS - CONVERT LAWN TO FOOD GARDEN

 



 


     *SMALL SCALE COMPOSTING: DIY VERMICOMPOSTING  (WORM BIN)


 
 

 
 


*BEES FOR THE GARDENS



*POLLINATOR PLANTS
 
*DIY SHELTERS FOR POLLINATORS  

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 



*NATURAL/CLAY PAINTS, PLASTERS, FINISHES & DIY SMALL STRUCTURES OF NATURAL MATERIALS
 


*EARTHWORKS TO SLOW EROSION/CREAT RAINWATER CATCHMENTS
*RAIN CHAINS, RAIN GARDENS & BASINS


*DISCOVER LOCAL LARGE SCALE RAINH20 HARVESTING/TREATMENT SYSTEMS 

 
  
 
 


*SMALL SCALE RAINH20 HARVESTING SYSTEMS 
 
 


*PLANT A ROW FOR THE HUNGRY/NEIGHBORHOOD GARDENS

 
WATER GARDENS & AQUACULTURE IN DECORATIVE PONDS)
 






*GARDENS THAT A CHILD CAN GROW








*SPIRALS IN NATURE - EFFICIENT & PRODUCTIVE -
WE CAN DO THIS IN OUR GARDENS!






*DIY HERB SPIRAL NEAR YOUR KITCHEN!
 

*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. 
WISH LIST:
  • 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
 
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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.