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PC Meet-up, March 2023

March 31, 2023 @ 4:00 pm 7:00 pm

A Free gathering time for People interested in Permaculture from Whatcom County to come together and discuss ideas.

Here are some ideas for topics to discuss at this months gathering.

  • Water,
  • Seed Saving
  • Pruning trees
  • Community organizations.
  • What is the plant of the month?

This months meet up will be hosted by… Julie and Julian

We invite the Whatcom Permaculture group to visit our home in the Birchwood neighborhood. We just moved onto this ⅓ acre property in July and are in the early stages of design and planning. In this gathering, we would like to share our ideas and vision for how we want to transform the property, but we are especially eager to get an outside perspective from others with more experience or those at a similar stage as we are. Ultimately, we would like to convert what is mostly lawn into a food forest of mostly perennials (but also some annuals mixed in). 

Currently, our main focus has been clearing out (and repurposing) the objects and plants that we don’t want and making as many observations as we can (about light, drainage, soil, wildlife, indicator species, etc). What has your process been for transforming a property from scratch? What has your process been for getting to know your property? What have you been keeping track of and how? How have you dealt with removing established invasive, like ivy and blackberry?

In line with “getting to know your property,” we both have expertise in animal biology (especially birds and insects), and could also hold a skill share in biodiversity monitoring if people are interested. Over the long term, we are interested in monitoring how biodiversity (i.e. the number of different species and their abundance) changes over the years as we build out the property.

Event details:

Where: We’re located at 3116 Pinewood Ave. We have limited parking at our house, but there’s abundant parking in the lot at Birchwood Elementary School, just down the street. We’ll prepare something for folks to snack on and will have a share table set-up (for resources, seeds, snacks, drinks, etc.)

When: Friday, March 31st, 2023 4-7 PM

Hope to see you there!

Julie and Julian 408-316-3148

Don’t forget something for the sharing table: seeds, plants, books.

Join other folks interested in permaculture for an informal discussion. How can we move Permaculture forward here in Whatcom county. How can we as a community form guilds of different skill sets, aid in promoting permaculture related events and work within our community to install permaculture systems such as food forests, lending libraries, speakers forums and cooperative nurseries. Come bring your idea to share!

Brian Kerkvliet

+1 (360) 319-2029

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