Plant Walk at Northern State Recreation Area (FREE)
Apr
7
10:00 AM10:00

Plant Walk at Northern State Recreation Area (FREE)

We will meet at the Northern State Recreation Area parking lot at 10am. We will learn all about the native and naturalized plants growing in a few different ecologies in the area. We'll cover identification and which plants are good for food, medicine, tools and attracting wildlife. We'll also look at patterns in the plant communities that can be used in our gardens at home. When you're able to mimic natural patterns, and work with nature instead of against her, your gardens will become more productive with significantly less work. You won't want to miss this walk. Best part about it, it's FREE!!

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FREE Presentation on Soil Biology: How to Create a Healthy Soil Food Web in Your Gardens at Home
Apr
18
6:30 PM18:30

FREE Presentation on Soil Biology: How to Create a Healthy Soil Food Web in Your Gardens at Home

In this presentation, I'll focus on the soil food web and how they cycle nutrients. I'll discuss how to breed biology in both our compost piles and our garden beds so that we never have to add amendments of any kind. We will end the workshop by doing a biological analysis of soil samples under the microscope. I encourage participants to bring in soil samples from their own garden so that we can analyze them in class.

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Perennial Vegetable Walk at Raven's Roots Permaculture Farm (FREE)
Aug
4
10:00 AM10:00

Perennial Vegetable Walk at Raven's Roots Permaculture Farm (FREE)

In the west, our diets mainly consist of annual vegetables and very few perennials. The only perennial vegetables that I typically find at the market are asparagus, rhubarb and globe artichoke. Perennial vegetables are significantly higher in nutrients and antioxidants than the annuals and they will be much more resilient with the changes in climate that are coming. 

Join Gabe on a 2 hour walk of the Raven's Roots gardens and we'll look at the over 60 perennial vegetables that we currently have growing. We'll discuss what grows well here in Skagit county and how to grow them. We will meet at the main garden at 10am.

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Barter Potluck
Jan
5
to Jan 6

Barter Potluck

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One year ago we helped create a group called the Skagit Barter Potluck (it's on Facebook if you'd like to join - the link is at the bottom). The purpose of the group is to bring together the local community once per month to trade goods, skilled labor, and to share food and network. Each month, the potluck will be held at a different location in Skagit county. Anything can be traded (including items that you haven't made yourself) and the only rule is that there cannot be any cash exchanged.

On January 5, we’ll be hosting the one year anniversary of the Skagit Barter Potluck at Raven's Roots Naturalist School in Sedro-Woolley. In addition to the eating and trading, we will also be hosting skill shares as well (during the trading portion of the evening). Gabe will be hosting a biochar workshop and we are looking for 2 or 3 others to offer up a skill to share. Contact me here at gabegarms@gmail.com if you would like to teach a skill. We will have plenty of indoor space for everyone to display their items but you'll need to bring your own table since we only have a few.

We will be hosting a bonfire after the event so feel free to stick around and play music and share some laughs. This one is going to be epic and you won't want to miss it. There will also be ice skating.

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