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Inland Northwest Permaculture Guild
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The Inland Northwest Permaculture Guild is a network of permaculture practitioners who inhabit a region of the northwestern U.S. between the Cascade Mountain Range and the Rocky Mountain Range. We host annual gatherings and operate this interactive website to facilitate communication among Guild members and between the Guild and the greater community to inform ourselves and others about the promise of permaculture.

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INPG Membership
only $35/year
Members may attend the annual convergence.


We made it through another winter and spring is here in full force. Here's a sampling of springtime events, an early summer event and a fall event. We hope to see you all and reconnect as family and tribe.

Mush Fest Poster

2ND ANNUAL NORTHEAST WASHINGTON MUSHROOM FESTIVAL

The 2nd annual Northeast Washington Mushroom Festival is a free family-friendly event to celebrate the life of fungi on May 11th, 2024 at the Happy Dell Park in Kettle Falls, WA from 9am - 8pm . This fun and educational event will have many activities such as a mushroom foray hunt and contest, mushroom culinary contest, mushroom and fungi identification table, presentations, demonstrations, expert mycologists, children's activities, over 40 vendors, live music, art and costume contests and much more! More information and registration is available at www.childrenofearthcoalition.com/new-mushroom-festival.html#/ 

Have a Look at the MUSHROOM FESTIVAL SCHEDULE


Sasquatch Poster

9TH ANNUAL SASQUATCH FAMILY REUNION

The ninth annual Sasquatch Family Reunion camp-out is a four-day global gathering for people of all ages, races and creeds. The earthkeepers that host this gathering support a spiritual and ecological approach to healing ourselves, our planet and our collective consciousness. This event includes sharing circles, workshops, ceremonies and meditations, music/song circles, swap shops and trade circles, community meals, and many opportunities to learn and socialize with nature and kindred spirits. More information and registration is available at www.sasquatchfamilyreunion.com 

Herbal Faire Poster

SPOKANE HERBAL FAIRE

The Spokane Herbal Faire is June 29 - 30, 2024 from 10am - 4pm at the West Central Mission in Spokane, WA. The herbal faire support home herbalists, promotes the culture of herbalism to the Spokane community via education, vendors and a socially engaging platform. More information is available at https://www.spokaneherbalfaire.org/


Montana Herbal Festival
August 17-18, 2024

Gerald W. Marks Exploration Center & Rocky Mountain Gardens
in Missoula, Montana

ᐧ Classes ᐧ Demos ᐧ Plant Walks ᐧ Music ᐧ Art ᐧ Marketplace

The Montana Herbal Festival is an annual gathering in Missoula, Montana dedicated to the exchange of herbal knowledge, fostering connections with native plant medicines, and promoting respectful stewardship of our environment.

For more Info: https://mtherbalfest.org/


2024 INPC Poster

14TH ANNUAL INLAND NORTHWEST PERMACULTURE CONVERGENCE

The 14th annual Inland Northwest Permaculture Guild is on September 20-22, 2024 at Uhuru in Rice, WA. The convergence brings people together from around the Inland Northwest and beyond to exchange information and increase collaboration in permaculture and working towards a positive future. Topics this year include Bio-Char, Life of Fungi, Composting, Gardening, Natural Building, Vermiculture, Renewable Energy, Bokashi Bran and more! More information and registration is available at www.inlandnorthwestpermaculture.com


We are looking for sponsors, donations and volunteers for the Mushroom Festival and the INPG Convergence.

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!

Get
the
Details

 


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.  


Seed Swaps!

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

May 26-28

Mazama, Washington

Methow Valley, North Cascades
Contact Skeeter at friendsofthetrees@yahoo.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.

 


Convergence 2023!

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.


Work Parties!

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. zone1@inlandnorthwestpermaculture.com

 


Permaculture Law

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! zone1@inlandnorthwestpermaculture.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@gmail.com.

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
May 13
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.
https://www.nwherbalfair.com/

Spokane Herbal Faire
June 24 & 25
7th Annual Spokane Herbal Faire! Fundraiser for Herbalists Without Borders International
https://www.fourseasonsguild.com
https://www.spokaneherbalfaire.org

 

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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The Inland Northwest Permaculture Guild is a network of permaculture practitioners who inhabit a region of the northwestern U.S. between the Cascade Mountain Range and the Rocky Mountain Range. We host annual gatherings and operate this interactive website to facilitate communication among Guild members and between the Guild and the greater community to inform ourselves and others about the promise of permaculture.


 

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Cultivating bioregional exchange networks.
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Bringing families & friends together for 12 years.

 

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