Erica and I live in tonasket wa not far from skeeter. However we dont know many folks and would like to get a read on who's who her in our area. We went to the seed swap and met a few folks and would like to meet more.
We have a few skills we can trade and eggs (lots of eggs, free range chickens are laying about a dozen a day so we have lots) organic feed, no hormones, no layer mix, none of that stuff. the chickens get scratch, scraps, alfalfa, and whatever they can catch. let us know, give a shout.
This is Barbara, you met me at the Seed Swap at the CCC in Tonasket. We are still going to have the Permaculture Study Group meeting on Friday Feb.17th at 6pm (pot luck too) at Skeeter and Peter's house in Tonasket, there has been a fair amount of interest in this meeting from folks I have talked with. So, if you can come, you will meet more Okanogan Permie types (a lot of them are also Okanogan Slow Fooders and some of them are in Green Okanogan too, our crusading recycling group). If you or anyone else reading this wants to contact me about the meeting, please email me at : email@example.com
Thanks and hope to see you there!
I just noticed mention of your message down below. Well this is great! Recently I posted a message in the permies » forums » building » green building forum, "Okanogan Highlands", in which I mention you folks because not long ago my friend Diane Emerson sent me the link to your video about the rocket mass heater that you demonstrated in your living room. Love that video! I believe Diane is a contributor to the cause.
Hey, Tonasket isn't in the Highlands. It's in the valley. )
I posted another post about biodiesel on the energy forum that you might want to take a look at.
I recently bought land near Chesaw. Right now I am continuing to live in Portland, Oregon, but I am making preparations to move to near my property A.S.A.P. I've been working on getting a diesel truck, checking Craigslist and ebay, and getting an apartment, been filling out applications for that. I plan on moving within the next couple of months (I hope!).
Just yesterday, I saw Paul's 2 hour 39 minutes video of the talk he gave down in San Diego earlier this year. Wow! What a guy!! The length of it screwed up my plan for the day, but not a problem. That unexpected treasure was certainly well worth it!
Well let's stay in touch. I am determined to become your Okanogan County neighbor!
Herman Miller wrote:I am living near Republic a bit higher in the mountains and have survived the first winter so far I am getting ready to move into a larger home with acreage and luckily I already have a chicken coop in place though a garden will have to be placed though my wife has been reading a lot into "the square foot garden" ideology and is really loving it. I want to dig/sink a greenhouse into the ground a bit and heat it in the late winter via a rocket mass stove. I am hoping my wife (who was an educator previously) whom is a homemaker to take some classes in Tonasket. While the area is to cold for a true cob construction I hope to incorporate the building technique into future projects. Also I am hoping to get her over to take a course on rocket stove construction. Of course all of this would help us connect with other people in the area as we are really marooned not knowing anyone here.
I am the organizer of the Okanogan Permaculture Study Group, we meet on and off in and around Tonasket, WA. We study permaculture, have gatherings sometimes and enjoy gardening and permaculture. I have an email list that I post events on. If you would like, I can add your email to the list. We try not to spam one another, any one can use the list to announce permaculture things, also the entire list can be viewed by everyone (not a fancy list). So if you are interested, send me an email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Coming up, Skeeter (Michael Pilarski) will be giving a day long workshop on 1,000 alternative crops for gardeners and small farmers, suggested donation $20, but no one will be turned away. Bring your bag lunch. It will be held in Tonasket Feb. 26th Thursday. If you want info details on this, but don't want to be on the Permaculture email list , just let me know, I will email you the info.
Hope you find more permi folks in Republic, its a great place too!
If anyone is looking for a young able bodied couple to help on a property, we are looking for housing.
That's great news, I just submitted an application to be on the farm plan interest list at the NRCS office in Okanogan! I look forward to meeting you and your wife. The same invitation goes out to you, that if you are interested in being on the Permaculture Study Group email list just send me an email at my address listed above in my reply to Herman.
Glad you checked in today too.
I am relocating in May to the Tonasket Washington area. Just joined this forum and was searching for posts about this area. This thread popped up.
Have been in contact with Barbara Greene already and looking forward to meet her.
Anybody else from this area still active here on this forum?
Hope you were able to attend ernie and ericas intro to rocket stoves a few days ago (which id have loved to have gone but I work during the weekends) I know I am still active and I live in Ferry County and am becoming more and more permaculture oriented by the day it seems.