Member Essay: Baby + Cake + Community =  🥳

Organizing a birthday party for a 1-year-old is a conundrum for new parents. On one hand, there’s the desire to see your progeny shove a pudgy fistful of cake in their face. On the other hand, there’s inviting people, making said cake plus other food items, engaging in sleep-deprived small talk, and then cleaning up […]

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Summer on the farm at RootedNW!

“I could never in a hundred summersget tired of this.” ~ Susan Branch What’s Happening Down on the Farm? From celebrating the summer solstice, to school visits, to helping Reconnecting Roots Farm set up the very first hoop house on the land, a lot has been happening this summer at Rooted NW! Unlike a greenhouse, a hoop house (also […]

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May 2022: And into the fields I go, to lose my mind and find my soul. 👩‍🌾

”And into the field I go, to lose my mindand find my soul.” – Anonymous What’s Happening Down on the Farm?  Operation Pond Liner! Thanks to the Helping Hands Food Bank, we were able to collect the used pond liners from their food forest to use as a natural, effective method to smother tenacious patches of less-desirable […]

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April 2022: Agroforestry at Rooted NW 🌳

“April, dressed all in its trim, has put a spirit of youth in everything.” ~ William Shakespeare What’s Happening Down on the Farm?  There’s an exciting new project brewing at Rooted NW! The Snohomish Conservation District asked Rooted NW if we’d like to be part of an experiment to explore growing agroforestry crops in wet areas.  Yes, […]

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March 2022: Winter Fades and Spring Teases at Rooted NW🌱

“In March winter is holding back and spring is pulling forward. Something holds and something pulls inside of us too.”~Jean Hersey~ What’s Happening Down on the Farm? Our monthly work parties are more than work — they’re party, too! — and a key ingredient for “community (social) glue.” We get together on the land and fix, […]

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February 2022: Getting Excited About The Future 😍

“You can get excited about the future. The past won’t mind.” ~Hillary DePiano What’s Happening Down on the Farm? Cold winter days in community are for creativity! Here’s how Yuko from Honeyberry Studios transformed the living room of the mobile home on the property into a “hip hotel lobby” (with the aid of some community helpers of course). […]

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January 2022: Looking Back and Looking Ahead ❄️

“All that is gold does not glitter, not all those who wander are lost; the old that is strong does not wither, deep roots are not reached by the frost.”~J.R.R. Tolkien~ What’s Happening Down on the Farm? Snow — that’s what’s happening! We were blessed with lots of the white stuff after Christmas. It turned our […]

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December 2021: The Year in Photographs 🎄

“In seed time learn, in harvest teach, in winter enjoy.”-William Blake- The Year in Pictures As winter closes in and we prepare to pause for a few weeks over the holidays, we thought we would revisit the year by sharing some favorite photos taken by our members. Enjoy. Be sure to scroll all the way down to […]

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November 2021: Observe & Interact, the First Principle of Permaculture 🌱

“Just another cold, misty morning inviting, “Want to go again?””~ Mary Anne Radmacher What’s Happening Down on the Farm  Autumn has firmly settled over the land, and the fields shine with seasonal damp and cooler light. Besides continued cleanup, we’re “observing and interacting” with the land – the first principle of permaculture. It’s a beautiful time […]

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October 2021: Celebrating our one-year “Landiversary”! 🌄

Rooted NW’s One-Year “Landiversary” September 24th marked one year that we’ve owned the beautiful land that we’ll soon be working and living on together. So much has happened in that time!  The day after last Thanksgiving, instead of consumption-crazed Black Friday, we had ‘Blackberry Friday’ — our first hands-on work party (of many!) Things really picked up […]

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