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Mercer Island Urban Farm Network join

Description

The Mercer Island Urban Farming Network is dedicated to creating a network of people interested in Urban Farming, sustainable living, and being a part of a healthy and involved community.

Group since:

February 13, 2010

Details

does not require invitation

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1 Mercer Island Urban Farm Network

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Location:

Mercer island, Wa 98040

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Country Village Day School is building 9 vegetable beds on Saturday March 13th.
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FigTree commented on 03/03/10
5 beds being built @ Lakeridge elementary on May 8th!!! Another great edible addition to this awesome community :)
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FigTree commented on 03/02/10
Rita, this is awesome information! And the offer for a free consultation is terrific, so hopefully people will look into the wildlife habitat option and take you up on it! <br/>
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Kim commented on 02/24/10
Want to learn more about what native plants? Here are some links: <br/> <br/>--Database of western WA native plants for gardens and restoration: http://www.wnps.org/landscaping/herbarium/index.html <br/> <br/>--Why use native plants? http://www.wnps.org/landscaping/landscaping_why.html <br/> <br/>--Pacific NW plants and the birds that use them: http://www.wnps.org/landscaping/documents/birdsplants10-2-07.pdf <br/> <br/>--Selected native plants for western WA gardens: http://www.wnps.org/landscaping/documents/nw_natives.pdf <br/> <br/>If anyone has questions about western WA native plants, please contact me. If you live on Merceer Island I will also give you a free consult, at your garden, on adding native plants your landscaping IF you certify your yard as wildlife habitat with the National Wildlife Federation: <br/>http://www.nwf.org/Get-Outside/Outdoor-Activities/Garden-for-Wildlife.aspx
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Rita commented on 02/23/10
Great information Rita! Hey, can you put this in a post? It's great info that people outside this group would love to see! Just go to your profile, click on the Contributions tab, and then click the link "Create a new contribution"... This creates an article or post in the system, which you can then publish to multiple places on the site such as this group, a particular plant category or another topic hub like "nature's garden" or "garden design"...
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chief cultivator replied: on 02/23/10
I have very little sun so vegetables are out. I do, however, plant native western Washington plants in my yard to create wildlife habitat. Anyone else interested in improving wildlife habitat in their yards? I can help out with information on how to do it. Plus natives don&#x27;t need watering once established and we can also eat many of the berries.
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Rita commented on 02/22/10
definitely interested in natives- what would you say are the best 2 plants to have in your garden to help out with wildlife?
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FigTree replied: on 02/23/10
Any information on natives could be posted in the blog above-- just click on posts, and then you can add a new contribution to this group's blog!
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FigTree replied: on 02/23/10
I sent everyone listed as in Mercer island an invitation today... hope that helps get our group going, but it is time consuming to do it that way.
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Kim commented on 02/21/10
Anne Hritzay is a member but not showing up as part of the mercer island farm network group. We&#x27;d like a way to link all Mercer island members to this group!! Hopefully Cliff can figure out how to do this task, or tell us how to make the link? <br/>
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Kim commented on 02/21/10
Yes! We're thinking about the best way to organize this. Right now the way the site works, a member has to join the group; so, Anne is a member but she hasn't joined this group yet. We're thinking about some sort of a way to recommend members based on where they live, and then you can send them an invite to join! More on this soon... in the meantime, I think Kaarina sent a message to Anne to join the group!
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chief cultivator replied: on 02/21/10
Please contact me if there are any questions about this group!
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FigTree commented on 02/19/10
I&#x27;m thinking about expanding my vegetable garden from a couple of pots to a raised bed... Anyone have an easy way to do this?
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nematode commented on 02/19/10
Its super easy! I just did it a month ago :-) Check out this article for easy step by step: http://www.digthedirt.com/contributions/941-How-to-build-a-raised-vegetable-bed
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chief cultivator replied: on 02/19/10

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