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Eight Row Flint (Otto File Flint)? 2 Replies

Started by Jim Gagnon. Last reply by Jim Gagnon Jun 13, 2016.

Maple Leaf Urban Farm and House for Sale 1 Reply

Started by Linda Versage. Last reply by Amy Waterman Dec 10, 2014.

Seattle BD Study Group invitation

Started by Barry Lia Sep 21, 2012.

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Comment by David Johnson on June 1, 2013 at 2:48pm

Is anybody else experiencing a real bad cabbage maggot infestation this spring or am I the only lucky one???

Comment by Lacia Lynne Bailey on June 6, 2012 at 2:13pm

Aaron Silverberg sent a message saying there was a plant swap on Sat, the link in it pointed here but I don't see anything about it.  I want to forward and Tweet and give PR to it, but use the correct link for the actual blurb... anyone?

Comment by Brooke Richardson on May 30, 2012 at 10:12am

Has anyone tried one of those new Jaw Saws?  It would be a tool for cutting the branches to size.

Comment by Brooke Richardson on May 30, 2012 at 10:11am

I have a large branch pile that could be used also.

Comment by Lacia Lynne Bailey on May 30, 2012 at 9:35am

Aylee, maybe, maybe not.  Those don't look like cedar twigs but one could use rot resistant species, or even line it with bamboo barrier, or just dress up plain boards, etc.   In the pic, there's a lot of layers so it would last a bit longer anyway as the outer layers have air space and would stay dry and not rot until the inner layers did.  I just think its a pretty idea and I have a colossal branch pile from all the prunings the goats have been eating lately.

Comment by Lacia Lynne Bailey on May 30, 2012 at 9:30am

The changes at Picardo are amazing if you haven't walked thru in awhile.  I've been helping out some, its a great project and I encourage everyone to consider ways small and more, that they can be involved in this.  Especially spread the word to those new folks who wanted gardening mentors, Picardo is a great place for new gardeners to learn by doing and osmosis.  With the location of our new SustNE Tool Library, there's a lot of potential new win/wins for both groups.

Comment by Laura Matter on May 30, 2012 at 8:27am

Greetings Urban Farmers! Picardo Farm P-Patch has recently undergone a transformation of our south field, converting from seasonal gardens to year round. Along with this change we have included a series of raised beds that will be dedicated to food bank gardens on the far southern edge of the garden. We are looking for community partners to join us in farming these beds, with all produce going to donation. We will have a growing plan for you to follow to meet the needs of those we are donating to, so as such you will get an assignment for the bed. I am hoping that some of you will want to join together as representatives of Sustainable NE Seattle and grow in concert at Picardo. We will provide signage for each bed so folks know who is donating their time and energy to this program. Not only is this a good way to do some much needed good, it is also a way to promote Sustainable NE! Please contact me if you are interested at 

Comment by Brooke Richardson on May 30, 2012 at 7:56am

Sorry, I lost track of where it was from.  I wonder if it's cedar?

Comment by Aylee Welch on May 30, 2012 at 7:45am

It looks nice but might not last very long.  Those twigs will start decomposing after a short while!

Comment by Lacia Lynne Bailey on May 30, 2012 at 12:02am

Brooke, that's so pretty!  Where did you find it?


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