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Peter Donahue
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HUGLEKULTURE AND BUCKTHORN BAGGIE UPDATE
This is a Huglekulture mound. Its a concept that we are experimenting with that involves digging a hole Adding alternate layers of large decaying wood, leaves, compost, earth and wood chips. The concept is to make a diverse soil environment that allows incr...
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Invasive tree removal
Ligustrum This is Privet, an evergreen tree that we are trying to control on the Mt. Baker slope with various methods, both mechanical and by a licensed contractor who applies an herbicide at a specific time of the year with a nail gun. llex Aquafolium This...
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winter 2016
 The summer has ended and we have a new group coming to help clearing the site for fall planting.  Thanks Fred Hutchenson immunology for taking a friday with us.  The hill side that was cleared this spring needed a little weeding. We have had persistent pro...
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March 24th 2016
some new additions After receiving over 40" of rain this planting season, we have had a wet time installing the new plants this winter. Anticipating another series of heat events like we experienced last summer, we ordered 40 yards of arbor chips to retain ...
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The joro biochar kiln
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Summer of our discontent
Die, Monster, Die tools of the trade  Mt. Baker Park is really a garden.  Like any man made structure it needs maintenance; weeding, mulching, planting.  Now is the season for weeding the large woody invasive species: Butterfly Bush, Himilayian Blackberry, ...
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Feb 8th 2014 One of the driest winters in living memory puts a little stress on the planting that we have done lately The multiple hard frosts have laid the sword ferns flat, conserving water until the rains come again. Tonight we have a unusually heavy sno...
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