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December2007NewsAndEvents

News and Events - 2007


CONTENTS


ARTICLES & NEWS

EVENTS

ORGANIZATION OF THE GUILD

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

OTHER ANNOUNCEMENTS

WORK OPPORTUNITIES


ARTICLES


The Gleaners Coalition, in Olympia, will be sending out clean-up crews to organic farms every day this week (Monday 12/10 through Saturday 12/15). Much of our work will be focused around Rising River Farm in Rochester and possibly Helsing Junction Farm.

Go here for more info: http://seattle.craigslist.org/oly/vol/504870227.html


I am organizing a Greywater Installation Workshop with the Greywater Guerillas (www.greywaterguerrillas.com) from Montana. I am seeking to connect with local people who have experience with or interest in greywater reuse or rainwater harvesting. The Workshop is being planned for May 2008 as a 3 day workshop with a different project at a different site each day. The Greywater Guerillas are planning to come to Seattle for host site evaluation January 12th, 2008.

If you are interested in

  • providing a host site for the May 2008 Greywater Installation workshop
  • hosting a talk by the Greywater Guerillas on a water conservation topic for January or May
  • supporting the organizing of this project in any other way
  • helping me get connected with what is happening in this area locally
  • being on the mailing list for participating in talks/workshops

then please contact Susanne (susi_anne@yahoo.com) (please note underscore in e-mail address)


EVENTS


December 12th - Wednesday 7-9pm - RAINWATER HARVESTING, CATCHMENT & MANAGEMENT by Michael Broili, Living System Design

$25 - - To register, call 206/783-2244 or email pna@phinneycenter.org

Join Mike Broili in an in-depth discussion about rainwater harvesting systems, design and management strategies. Mike will discuss rainwater harvesting systems for flushing toilets and doing Laundry. This class includes a tour of the Phinney Centers rainwater catchment system, used for flushing toilets. http://www.harvestrain.net


December 16th - Sunday - 11am-2pm - Movie - "The Power of Community"

Come see how Permaculture helped Cuba thru their "Special Period", coping with their own peak oil crisis! It will be at Danielle's at 8548 2nd Ave NE. Please RSVP to Danielle Blair [soulfully_spacious@yahoo.com].


January 6th - Sunday - 11am-2pm - Neighborhood Scavenger Hunt - Bamboo as a Community Resource.

Come join Danielle and explore her neighborhood in search for bamboo and explore the many uses for this unique plant. It will start at Danielle's at 8548 2nd Ave NE and be a walking event. Please RSVP to Danielle Blair [soulfully_spacious@yahoo.com].


January 20th - Sunday - *********** Movie TBA *************


February 16th - March 2, 2008 - Permaculture Design Course - Sahale Retreat Center, NW of Olympia


ORGANIZATION OF THE GUILD


Non tribe members can send event info to seattlepermacultureguild@gmail.com. This info will be compiled by a rotating volunteer twice a month and posted to the permaculture website, the tribe, and emailed to the guild list. If you've planned an event, and didn't make the newsletter, take advantage of tribe and post your event there.

  • We are going to aim for meeting once a month for folks interested in making sure the guild is running smoothly. Please come!
  • Organization of events and volunteers will be headed by whoever cares about the specific task the most! If you have an event idea, etc. consider organizing it. If not, perhaps post it on the guild¡¦s wiki and someone else might pick it up.
  • For members who like networking online, want to check on last minute events, or post last minute stuff, etc.

check out the Seattle Permaculture Guild at http://tribes.tribe.net/seattlepermacultureguild and join the tribe.


VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES


  • More events needed. Please organize one and send updates to seattlepermacultureguild@gmail.com.
  • Collect info on PC sites around town
  • Write/share articles on any topic related to permaculture
  • Create display for tabling at events
  • Staff table at upcoming events (eg Fremont Solstice Parade)

  • Volunteer(s) needed to work with Sustainable Seattle on their 'Regional Sustainability Information Commons'. Seattle has needed a project like this for a long time! Help bring some permaculture knowledge to the table! This project will gather "indicator" data from around the Greater Seattle, and Puget Sound area in a website, so sustainability indicators can be held in a framework, and for users, be it citizens, students, business and policy makers, to understand not only indicators and associated sustainability goals, but the relationships of different indicators to one another. For more information visit here or contact Gary Lichtenstein at -gary at sustainableseattle dot org-.


OTHER ANNOUNCEMENTS


Hi, my name is Alex Epstein and i am the VP of the permaculture club at the University of Puget Sound. We are pretty much brand new but have big aspirations. I noticed your site and knowing the nature of guilds felt that it would do us good to get in contact with you folk. Right now we have a grant application in at the University, which we feel very hopeful about, asking for the resources to convert an empty lot on campus to a permaculture and native plant garden. We would have somewhat limited resources but one of our hopes was to hire a permaculture expert who knows the puget sound land and could help us plan the garden. If you know of anyone who might be up to the task we would be very grateful. Any suggestions or ideas or comments would appreciated as well. contact: aepstein365@gmail.com


Hi. My name is Justin.

I have a whole bunch of tree seeds; paw paws, ginkgos, stone fruits, nuts, etc. I usually grow them in pots in a green house for the first season, then break 'em up and transplant them. I have pots, but I am looking for:

1) Greenhouse space 2) Bed space

Along with the "pots in a greenhouse" tech, I'd like to tuck some seeds in a bed someplace, and see what my success rate is. I've done pretty well outside in the past; want to try different soil types, top dresses, depths, amendments, etc.

I dun run out uh space! Know of any space I could use/lease/contribute to? I'd be happy to donate some fruit trees, teach propagation techniques, do some small-scale design, contribute to current projects etc. in return. I would want the greenhouse space through Spring, and the bed space through Fall.

Justin Hanseth 206.849.1980


Want to buy land for an eco-agriculture community? by Michael Pilarski(09/10/07)

In my search for land to live on, one possible avenue is for me to link up with other people and purchase land. If you are interested in purchasing land for a small farming community devoted to research and education, get in touch. I am researching possibilities in Okanogan County. friendsofthetrees@yahoo.com


Hey there all, For those interested in the guerrilla gardening project, we have 3 beds completed along the Burke Gilman next to I-5, there are 2 vegetable beds and 1 herb bed (the Tea garden) but room for many more.

I also want to let you know that we have gotten web space for the guerrilla gardening project, which we have been calling the U-Farm. The site is http://www.U-Farm.org and so far we have a forum up and working. We are going to have regular updates of what has been going on, as well as scheduling for work parties, watering and other topics. To join the forum click the 'register' link at the top right and follow the directions. So please feel free to start discussions, and advertise work parties.

Hope to hear from everyone soon, -Josh


What's the difference between a smelly old outhouse and a Composting Toilet?

Interested in Composting Toilets? Workshop location and materials available for July or Aug workshop if anyone with expertise or a special sort of passion wants to see one built in NE Seattle. I got the some books from the library, anyone have any recent info or been involved in building one locally? Contact Lacia 206-356-7768 or email preferred LLB101@excitecom with "composting toilet" in the subject so the junk mail filters don't get you.


Greetings! I have been nestling into my new location in Olympia, Fertile Ground Guesthouse and Community Center.

This beautiful example of urban permaculture is on a double lot in downtown Olympia, directly behind the Timberland Library.

We are available to host many events, including pizza parties for local non-profits using our cob oven.

Fertile Ground will be the location for many upcoming events in the future. We have diverse facilities here at Fertile Ground, including a great kitchen for classes, musical instruments, and a studio/classroom space with projection possibilities. Please contact me if you are interested in using our space for your event as well.

Check out our website at http://www.fertileground.org

And here for calendar of events: http://www.fertileground.org/community/calendar.html



WORK OPPORTUNITIES


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