Category Archives: seeds

Show us what you love to do & win film festival tickets!

As a cooperative, we want to know more about you: what your concerns are, what your skills and interests are, and what you feel you can do to help strengthen our cooperative and the larger community. We encourage each member … Continue reading

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Short Survey & New Addition to Wednesday Jan 23 Event

Members’ Skills Survey As a cooperative, we encourage each member to commit to initiating or participating in projects, joining a committee, serving on the board of directors, and helping with events and tasks as they arise. Take the shortissimo survey now (2 … Continue reading

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Consider Cover Crops

Cover crops — also unglamorously called ‘green manure’ (although the technical definition is different) — are well-known to larger-scale gardeners and farmers, but also worth considering even for the home gardener. Cover crops are grasses (oats, wheat, clovers, buckwheat, barley, rye, … Continue reading

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Catching (and Wrapping) Up

It’s been a very busy Fall for Skookum so far this year; and as we head into 2013 it’s ‘whiplash time’ as we look back to see what we accomplished, and forward on how we can do more and better. … Continue reading

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Goin’ Squirrely

Skookum is all about projects that serve our cooperative, and that benefit the co-op as well as the wider community, too. It’s members helping members to grow, pick, prepare, preserve, store, and share in the bounty of food. The accent … Continue reading

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The What, Where and Why of Dry

As you may have noticed in our recent Facebook posts, Skookum members are drying up a storm this year, preserving the local (and local-ish) harvest of peaches, plums, squash, tomatoes, peppers, apples, pears, berries and more. A crack team of 6 … Continue reading

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Members’ Table Scraps

At the Skookum AGM in April, our crack team of Event Organizers came up with some great ideas to coax out some of our members own thoughts on worthy projects for the cooperative. Each person attending was given a card … Continue reading

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Last Call for Cooperative Seed Order

This is the last call for joining in our Skookum Bulk Seed Project for 2012. More information can be found in a post I put out on January 15th. IMPORTANT: FEB. 14 at noon is the cut-off for Skookum’s Seed … Continue reading

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Announcing Skookum’s Bulk Seed-Buying Project

We’re happy to introduce a new project open to Skookum Food Provisioners’ Cooperative members only. It’s a bulk seed-buying club that will start off small with a selection of some 30 seed types from a local provider, Eternal Seed. As you … Continue reading

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