Tom Fisher

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since Mar 14, 2015
Living in Lynden, Washington, about to move to Tonasket, Washington area, to start a permaculture homestead.
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Hi All,

My name is Tom Fisher. Starting project in the Okanogan Highlands. 20 acres of overgrazed, neglected, sagebrush and tough grasses covered land. I will be transforming it, into a homestead example, of things possible. I have learned a lot, but have not done much, in the way of permaculture, but KNOW it will work.

Elevation: 2200-2400 ft, on Palmer Mt, just NW of Tonasket, WA.
Precipitation: 11 - 13 inches/year, mostly from late Oct - May

Plans are to find what can and will grow in this arid landscape, as well as garden area for fresh food, and make nursery to propagate trees, shrubs, plants, etc for what I'll need on site.

Looking for interested people to start a dialog with, for imput on questions and decisions that will need to make.

Please let me know if YOU are.

Thanks,
Tom
thomasjohnfisher (at) gmails (dot) com (you should know what to do with that)
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4 years ago
Anyone here from Okanogan Co. who is or has raised earthworms for increasing earthworm populations in their gardens and farms?

I am working on 20 acres up on Palmer Mt. Need information on which type to get and raise. Have heard that most types will die in the winter.

Thanks,
Tom Fisher
4 years ago
To those living near Tonasket WA. Do any of you have guinea fowl and/or chickens you could sell to me. I just need a few to start with.

Thanks,
Tom
5 years ago
Hi all. Hoping someone might be able to help me out with a question about swales and spacing between them.

Back ground. I am about to start a project site, near Tonasket, WA, in Okanogan county, state of washington. The property is 20 acreas, about 2200 feet elevation, on Palmer Mountain. Level to hilly terrain. Rainfall is between 14-16 inches a year, plus about 2 feet of snow. Rather arid, but not desert.

From what I've read and heard from videos, it is best to start at the highest point you can in the landscape. So this would put it up on top of a hill. From the top of that hill to the first swale, about how many feet down from the top should I start it?

Then, how far apart should the next swale be placed down hill from it?

Thanks,
Tom
5 years ago
Hello all,

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?

Tom
5 years ago