Butch Trail

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I brought clay pot irrigation to the Northwest in 2013. I have distribution rights for the region and I am looking for any person, garden, or nursery interested in purchasing or selling ollas.
Tacoma WA
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North End Tacoma 2BR, 1B, Apartment $800 (negotiable based on garden help)

We are looking for renters for our 1/10th of an acre urban oasis. We have a two bedroom, one bathroom, full kitchen and private entrance 1000 sq ft basement apartment. Your rent and labor gets you, a nice apartment in a great location, private living space with all new appliances, personal laundry room, egg share, harvest share, includes all utilities and internet with Roku.

Our garden is filled with ever-expanding fruit bearing trees, annual vegetables, edible perennials, water-harvest and small scale egg production. Located in a very desirable neighborhood in North End Tacoma a quarter-mile to water front and walking/biking distance to Pt Defiance, Proctor and 6th Ave Business districts.

We're looking for someone (or a couple of someone’s :)) who wants to be here and who thinks they can both benefit from and contribute to this living situation. You need to be interested in gardening and small animal care. Our schedules are pretty flexible but we want someone able to feed the chickens and water things a couple days a week. Organic gardening/permaculture experience is a plus.

Email us with a description of yourself, your experiences, your interest and your goals. We will set up a time to meet and talk. If we find a good fit background check is $35 and we will refund it if we make you a resident. We require one months rent deposit at signing of lease.

No alcoholics
No drugs
No tobacco smokers
No pets
No assholes

We are fairly laid back and quiet couple looking to live more sustainably but also in harmony with our occupants, we drink occasionally and don’t mind small get togethers. Our passions in life are bicycling, healthy living and environmentalism we would love to meet others with these values.
4 years ago
Here is the list of Washington perennials sent out to our community garden:

Allium ampeloprasum, perennial sweet leek
Allium cepa aggregatum, shallot
Allium cepa aggregatum, potato onion
Allium cepa proliferum, walking onion
Allium fistulosum, Welsh onion
Allium tricoccum, ramps - semi
Allium tuberosum, garlic chives
Allium ursinum, ramson - semi
Apios americana, groundnut - semi
Aralia cordata, udo - semi
Arundinaria gigantea, canebrake bamboo - semi
Asparagus officinalis, asparagus - semi
Asphodeline lutea, yellow asphodel - semi
Atriplex halimus, saltbush
Beta vulgaris maritima, sea beet
Brassica oleracea, wild cabbage - semi
Brassica oleracea acephala, ‘Western Front’ perennial kale
Brassica oleracea acephala, ‘Tree Collard’, ‘Walking Stick Kale’
Brassica oleracea acephala, tropical tree kale
Brassica oleracea alboglabra, gai lon - semi
Brassica oleracea botrytis, perennial broccoli, including ‘9 Star’ - semi
Brassica oleracea ramosa, branching bush kale, including ‘Dorbenton’ - semi
Bunias orientalis, Turkish rocket
Camassia cusickii, Cusick’s camass
Camassia leichtlinii, Leichtlin’s camass - semi
Camassia quamash, camass - semi
Camassia scillioides, wild hyacinth - semi
Canna edulis, achira
Chenopodium bonus-henricus, good king Henry
Cicorium intybus, hicory
Colocasia esculenta, ‘Celery Stem’ taro
Colocasia esculenta, taro, cocoyam, eddo, dasheen
Crambe maritima, sea kale - semi
Cyperus esculentus var. sativa, chufa
Dioscorea bulbifera, air potato
Dioscorea japonica, jinenjo
Dioscorea opposita, Chinese yam
Diplotaxis spp., sylvetta arugula - semi
Helianthus tuberosus, sunchoke
Hemerocallis spp., daylily - semi
Laportaea canadensis, wood nettle
Levisticum officinale, lovage - semi
Lycium spp., wolfberry - semi
Abelmoschus moschata, musk mallow
Matteuccia struthiopteris, ostrich fern - semi
Nasturtium officinale, watercress
Nelumbo nucifera, water lotus
Oenanthe javanica, water celery
Opuntia spp., spineless nopale cactus
Oxyria digyna, mountain sorrel - semi
Petasites japonicus, fuki - semi
Phyllostachys spp., running bamboos - semi
Phytolacca americana, pokeweed - semi
Polygonatum biflorum var. commutatum, giant Solomon’s seal - semi
Qiongzhuea tumidissinoda, running bamboo
Rheum x cultorum, rhubarb - semi
Rumex acetosa, French sorrel - semi
Rumex acetosa, ‘Profusion’ sorrel
Rumex acetosella, sheep sorrel - semi
Rumex scutatus, silver shield sorrel
Sagittaria latifolia, arrowhead
Sagittaria graminea, Chinese arrowhead
Sasa kurilensis, chishima-zasa bamboo - semi
Scorzonera hispanica, scorzonera - semi
Semiarundinaria fastuosa, temple bamboo - semi
Sium sisarum, skirret
Stachys affinis, Chinese artichoke
Taraxacum officinale, dandelion - semi
Tilia spp., linden - semi
Toona sinensis, fragrant spring tree
Tropaeolum tuberousum, ‘Ken Aslet’ mashua
Urtica dioica, nettles - semi


note: semi= semishade tolerant

I hope this helps.
5 years ago
I brought clay pot irrigation to the Northwest in 2013. I have distribution rights for the region and I am looking for any person, garden, or nursery interested in purchasing or selling ollas.

The manufacturer has offered to help advertise in a Seattle area/regional magazine. Anyone have any suggestions? Thanks.
5 years ago