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Hello Seattle Permaculture Guild!

EVENTS: In short, more info below

June 19th, 2006 Global warming meeting, greenwood June 23rd, roundtable meeting on Forest certification and land trusts June 24th, Seattle Tilth class on dealing with Summer pests in the garden June 25th, Seattle Permaculture Potluck, at Steve Tracy's (show your face!) June 28th, Sustainable Ballard workshop on edible annuals June 28th, Integrative water management, Phinney Ridge Neighborhood ass. June 28th&29th, BC Green Building Forum July1rst, plant inventory and play time in Sauk River valley July 1rst, Open House at Wise earth July 17th, Three week Permaculture design course, with the Bullocks July 21-23rd, Basic plasters/floor workshop with Bernhard Masterson August 10th, Seattle Tilth, Permaculture workshop for the urban dweller August 12-13th Earth Ovens, with ancient earth school of natural building

> > All this and more at > Check out our wiki and post permaculture info (see May events newsletter for details) Please feel free to add information to our wiki, this is a resource for all, and we all have our area of expertise! The Password for editing is 'spgedit'.

>RE-ORGANIZATION OF THE GUILD > > 1) All Seattle Permaculture events can now be posted at the Seattle > Permaculture Guild tribe site: > > Non tribe members can send event info to > > 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. > > 2) We're going to aim for meeting once a month for folks interested in > making sure the guild is running smoothly. Please come! > > 3) 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 and join the > tribe.

Upcoming events: The nitty gritty

June 19th, Global Warming Meeting: Phinney/Greenwood Neighbors Fighting Global Warming! Join Us on Monday, June 19th at 6:30 at the Greenwood Library at 81st and Greenwood. Meet your neighbors! Get involved!

June 23rd, Seattle Audubon would like to invite you to participate in a roundtable meeting regarding forest certifications and land trusts, with the Vice-President of FSC-US, Michael Washburn. The meeting will be held at 3pm on Friday, June 23rd in Seattle at the Broderick Building 6th floor conference room. The Broderick Building is located at 615 2nd Avenue in downtown Seattle. PLEASE RSVP directly to me at as space will be limited.

Saturday, June 24, 11:00 am-12:30 pm Dealing with summer pests Good Shepherd Center Demonstration Garden, 4649 Sunnyside Ave. N, Seattle, WA 98103 Now that your garden is growing all you have to do is sit back and watch, right? But hey, who's eating holes in your broccoli and what about all of those weeds? Come out and learn from the Tilth gardeners how to identify pests and how to deal with them organically. We will discuss Integrated Pest Management practices to deal with pest, weed, and disease control in the vegetable garden. Students are encouraged to bring samples from their own veggie garden for diagnosis. To register, go to

June 25. Seattle PERMACULTURE Guild POTLUCK > Come Visit Steve Tracy's garden and do a walkabout of a nearby 200+ acre > local park, uniquely suitable to quickly become a food forest. The park > was created entirely from condemned homes too near the Seatac aiirport. > For the past thirty years over 400 home have been removed, leaving behind > no trace of the homes but quite a few of the plant material was left > untouched, so there are many fruit and nut trees. Come help identify the > edible resources currently established in this park. Time: 10:00 garden > tour, Walkabout 12:00 . The walk would be about 3 miles. Please RSVP and > also if you cannot walk and woulld like to ride to the park call Steve Tracy > Bring some lite snacks to take to > park for picnic.

June 28th, June 28, Herbal Workshop 3. Edible Annuals: Calendula, Chickweed, and > Basil > Wednesday June 28th 6-8 pm > Ballard Condos 1525 NW 57th Street > Cost: $10 Tickets can be purchased online at > or in person at Dandelion Botanical > Company 5424 Ballard Ave. Questions: Contact Melissa Larson, N.D. at > 206-297-7678 or

June 28th, Integrated Water Management, Come and learn the importance and the techniques of restoring/healing the hydrology of the built environment to pre-development levels. Mike Brioli, program director of the Phinney Neighborhood Association Well Home Program will talk about Integrated Water Management. Phinney Neighborhood Association Lower Brick Building Basement, 6532 Phinney Ave. N. held 7-9 pm contact: Thor Peterson ,email:

June28th-29th, The BC GREEN Building Forum, Presented by the Harrop-Procter Watershed Protection Society. Presentations by leaders in sustainable building and workshops and displays by local and provincial champions of the green building movement. Location: Selkirk College 10th Street Campus, Mary Hall 820 10th Street, Nelson B.C. John Cathro tel: 250-353-2234 email:

July 1rst, Camping, small projects, and plant inventory opportunities at a new 20 acres Permaculture site in the Sauk River Valley. Come to work, and play, or just come to socialize. Tools and books provided. Bring food to share. Brian Hindman 360-714-0081 RSVP

July 1rst, Open House at wise Earth. July 1st, Friday, open house at Wise Earth - contact Albert Postema >

July 17 - August 6 Permaculture Design Course at the Bullocks Homestead on > Orcas Island. Almost full! For more info go to > or email .

July 21rst-23rd BASIC PLASTERS/FLOORS with Bernhard Masterson Whidbey Island,WA This workshop will explore the versatility and application of earthen plasters. We will be doing interior and exterior plasters, window and door detail work, bah relief, and fresco applications. This is your chance to get really muddy and learn plastering techniques that you can use with your own building projects. We will be plastering over a number of different materials, including light straw clay, earth bags,and wood. Workshop begins Friday at 4pm. Bring a dish to share for dinner. Lunch provided Saturday & Sunday. Cost: $200

August 10th, Creating Garden Harmony: a Permaculture Workshop for the Urban Dweller Thursday August 10, 6:30-8:30 pm and Saturday and Sunday, August 12-13, 10:00 am-3:00pm Thursday class will be held at Bradner Gardens Park, 29th AVE S. and S. Grand St., Seattle, WA 98144 Saturday and Sunday classes location Tbd. for updates check

August 12/13th EARTH OVEN Coarse: Whidbey Island,WA This will be a fun and information packed workshop on building a clay oven and baking in it. Come with a sense of wonder at this ancient art of using the materials under our feet to build a wood-fired baking oven. We will cover material selection, earth mixing techniques, foundations, corbelled domes, and finish plaster. We will spend a day and a half building and if all goes well, fire and bake in it on the last afternoon. Lunch provided both days. Ancient Earth School of Natural Building PO Box 1061 Freeland, WA 98249

Eli Adadow & Marta Mulholland 1-877-673-4296

September 8 > Art of Community Northwest: Co-Opportunities for Sustainability > When: Friday, Sept. 8 - Sunday Sept. 10, with possible site visits to > communities in the area during the day 9/8 > Where: Bastyr University in Kenmore (near Seattle) - > > Why: To promote and support communities that recognize and practice > sustainability > What: Interactive workshops/playshops, plenary speakers, music, art, fun > live auction, networking opportunities, tables available for groups > * Meet People from Existing and Forming Communities: Ecovillages, > Cohousing, Egalitarian, Housing Cooperatives, Collectives > * Build Real Community Where You Are: at home, at work, at church, in > other organizations > * Tools You Can Use: Facilitation, Consensus, Ecological Assessments > * Be More Sustainable: Green Building, Local Agriculture, Bio-Diesel, > Permaculture > > Contribute! Submit a proposal for an inspiring activity or workshop you > are willing to lead or perform: practical tools, inspiring stories and > energizing activities on all levels, including a children's program. > (Proposals due by June 1.) Know someone you think could lead a great > session? Tell us about them. See details in the attached Call for > Presentations, or contact: > > Ma'ikwe Ludwig, Program Coordinator, email: > , telephone: (505) 514-8180 or > Gretchen Sleicher, Program Team, email: >, telephone; (206) 324-1226

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