Inland Northwest Permaculture Guild
Members may attend the annual convergence.
NEW! Northeast Washington Mushroom Festival
May 11, 2024
Happy Dell Park
Kettle Falls, WA
Thank you to everyone that helped make the first Northeast Washington Mushroom Festival in 2023 was a great success!
We received so much great feedback from the attendees and community. There was about 50 people participating in the mushroom foray contest and roughly 300 people throughout the day. Several people participated in the costume and art contests and the raffle had exciting items and sold a good amount of tickets. It was so great to see so many people in our community come out and Rosemary Gladstar stopped by with her sister and really enjoyed it as well.
View all the photos from the 2023 Northeast Washington Mushroom Festival.
Save the Date for May, 11, 2024\
It's free admission and you can register and pay now to enter the contests!
Other News and Past Events
Hello dear friends,
We hope that wherever you are there are birds singing and patches of earth warming in the sun.
Is it really Spring? Seems like it might be! Here are just a few updates from us folks on the INPG board of directors and advisors.
Hopefully by now you've had a chance to think about what seeds you'll be sowing this year, whether literally or figuratively. Seed swaps are a great way to connect and share with your neighbors far and wide and come away with some interesting varieties of seeds!
We have held several seed swaps throughout the inland northwest, from Colville Washington to Hot Springs Montana, repeating and creating annual traditions.
So many seeds were shared and new friends were made. Look out for more seed swaps coming up, including...
The Plant, Seed and Root Exchange
Happening in Kettle Falls, WA in April 1st. FOR FREE, COME JOIN THE FUN!!
Rocket Mass Heater workshop
Location: Uhuru friday, March 31st hands on prep 10-6
sat. April 1st, 2-6 potluck, 6ish
sun. April 2nd 11-4 potluck 2ish
Workshop is $50 per day or bring some one $40.00 per person/ already a annual member $25.00 per day. We also have work trade and scholarships available.
Stevens County Farm Barter Faire
Check out this drop tailgate family friendly event. Come network and trade with locals who are interested in the same things as you.
Check out their Facebook Group
Northwest Wildcrafters Rendezvous
Methow Valley, North Cascades
Contact Skeeter at email@example.com
INPG Permaculture Design Course JULY 17th-31st
Your Board and friends are working hard to bring you a high quality PDC this summer. Organizing this two-week educational retreat is well under way. Check out the website for more information and please help us spread the word by telling your friends and printing the PDC posters (link) and hanging them around your community.
Planning for our next convergence is also still in the works! This year the convergence will be held in Rice, WA at Uhuru, an off-grid permaculture community and homestead. Stay tuned for more details, print our poster and share with your community.
Help us get Uhuru ready for all of these great upcoming events! We will be having work parties April 7th thru 9th, May 25th and 26th and June 9th and 10th. Contact us if you're interested. firstname.lastname@example.org
INPG is seeking attorneys willing to help with permaculture matters, anything from family law, land tenure, environmental law and anything in between. If you or someone you know practices law or is familiar with the legal world and wants to be involved please let us know! email@example.com
Interns, Apprentices, Prospective Members Wanted
1) Uhuru is looking for an intern or apprentice. Come learn about permaculture while doing the work! Uhuru is an off-grid permaculture homestead in Rice, WA. Contact Gabe Gaul for inquiries, fungipermastead@
2) Bezaleel Israel Eco-Village - "Come Visit, Maybe Stay."
The Bezaleel Israel Eco-Village in northeast Washington is open to new members-- folks who want to do permaculture short or long term and help establish a permanent permaculture land trust or folks who just want to visit and lend a hand. More details at bzfarm.org
3) Casler Farm West (A Wanna-Be Permaculture Center ) Is seeking a property manager. Application form here: https://forms.gle/HG9QFS4MXhqzLeAt8
OTHER EVENTS COMING UP:
Spokane Garden Expo
Skeeter (Michael Pilarski) and Jessica Spurr are having a booth at the Expo to promote permaculture and Skeeter is giving a talk on Landscaping with Fragrant, Multi-Purpose Plants.
Northwest Herbal Fair
June 8 - 11, Skalitude Retreat Center in the Methow Valley.
Are there any other events we need to know about in our communities? Let us know! As always, we invite and welcome you to join our team and become more involved in whatever unique ways you feel called to contribute. Thank you!
Happy gardening from the I.N.P.G.
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