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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September 2021: Of Babies, Bounty, Makers, and Tractors 🚜

We’ve got two new babies to celebrate this month — one mechanical, and one human.  Meet our new 2018 Kubota tractor! Honoring our commitment to be good stewards of our farm, we recently purchased this mid-sized utility tractor, aka the Snazzy Orange Beast — our very first major piece of farm equipment.  We plan to put […]

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Happy December from RootedNW

Our Community is Growing. In the past two months, four new households have joined Rooted Northwest! We’re thrilled to welcome members Jack and Clare, Jessica and Peter, Susan, and Tricia. You can find their bios (and those of our other members) here.  If you’d like to have all these lovely folks as neighbors, sign up for an […]

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