2018 INPG Seed Swap
February 24 - 10am to 2pm
Community Building Lobby
35 W. Main Ave., Spokane, WA
FREE and Open to the Public.
Just walk around and trade seed and some will be for sale.
Optional tables will be available for participants to display their goods. A $10 per table donation is suggested.
~We are asking for strong and pure seed. This means no GMO, no treated seed. We are hoping for Heirloom & Organic. By this we mean varieties that are adapted to our climate and have been stable for many generations. How many generations is up for grabs. Sharing seed with your community is an excellent opportunity to share quality seed stock and learn how to be self-reliant.
After the Seed Swap, at 2:30, we'll have a meeting, same place, of Spokane Permaculture that anyone is invited to attend.
Contact Thom Foote:
Why is seed swapping important?
It maintains age-old skills
It keeps a diversity of locally adapted varieties alive
It resists the privatization of plant genetic material
It keeps seed making in the garden and out of the laboratory
It gets round the counter-productive aspects of the National List, which even the government admits are daft
It helps protect biodiversity
Not to mention introducing you to other local gardeners, cementing a sense of community and saving you money. Not bad for something you can do in your back garden!
The 2017 Inland Northwest Permaculture Convergence
Was held on Sept. 1 - 3, Labor Day Weekend in
Hot Springs, Montana
Our theme for this Convergence was: From Water Comes Life...
2017 poster by Kira Mardikes
2017 Topics included:
Food production in yard, town and city
Kareen Erbe, Broken Ground
Charlotte Anthony, Jacqueline Cramer (Beacon Food Forest), Terry Du Beau, Gloria Flora, Gabe Gaul, Debbie Jakovac, Karie Lee Knoke, Michelle Mahler, David Max & Jill Russell, Michael Pilarski, Cindy Santi, Jessica Spurr, Stan & Delyla Wilson, Kelly Ware, and many more!