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Brian Estes: Soil health is economic and environmental health

Home to a diverse, vibrant agricultural economy, the farmers and ranchers of the Inland Northwest can claim a rich history and a promising future. That legacy is deeply bound to the health of the soil upon which we farm.

Worm composting plan takes Spokane economy summit spotlight

A worm farm could be the next big business plan to boost Spokane’s economy. But so could a community farm on more than 400 acres and an online closet of secondhand clothes. A dozen entrepreneurs competitively pitched their plans to build a profitable, and socially and environmentally responsible, business at Saturday’s Spokane New Economy Summit.

Proposed garden in Grant Park enters planning phase

About 30 people showed up to get their hands in the dirt at a recent planning meeting for a proposed community garden in Grant Park in Spokane’s South Perry neighborhood. The community garden would be located to the west of Grant Elementary School and north of the central parking lot and restroom area in the park.

Proposed garden in Grant Park enters planning phase

About 30 people showed up to get their hands in the dirt at a Saturday planning meeting for a proposed community garden in Grant Park. The community garden would be located to the west of Grant Elementary School and north of the central parking lot and restroom area in the park.

Grant Park could be site of pilot community garden

Many ideas were batted around the table at the South Perry Business and Neighborhood Association meeting Jan. 11, but the group was most excited about a proposed community garden in Grant Park. Brian Estes, president of the board of directors of the South Perry Farmers Market said the Spokane Parks Department is looking at a community garden in Grant Park to become a pilot project for the city.

S. Perry farmers market has permanent home

It’s been an interesting couple of months for the South Perry Farmers Market. After a booming summer season in The Shop’s parking lot, with sales up by 400 percent compared to last summer, the market was searching for an indoor location. Initially it was moving into a meeting room at the Emmanuel Family Life Center, but fire codes and regulations got in the way and vendors were displaced on the very first market day.

South Perry Farmers Market staying put

It’s been an interesting couple of months for the South Perry Farmers Market. After a booming summer season in The Shop’s parking lot, with sales up by 400 percent compared to last summer, the market was searching for an indoor location. Initially it was moving into a meeting room at the Emmanuel Family Life Center, but fire codes and regulations got in the way and vendors were displaced on the very first market day.

Fresh Sheet: Market finds new South Perry spot

The South Perry Farmers Market is still in the neighborhood. Plans to move inside for the winter were disrupted when the fire marshal wouldn’t issue a permit for its planned location at the Emmanuel Family Life Center.

South Perry blog: Market opens at Temple gym

Posted on Dec. 2: The South Perry Farmers Market opened again today inside a gym at Spokane Buddhist Temple at 923 S. Perry St. It will be there every Thursday from 3-6 p.m. through December, after working out a special events permit with the city of Spokane. Brian Estes, market director, was quietly optimistic that this could turn into a permanent indoor location.

South Perry market out in the cold again

Things didn’t go quite as planned last week, when the South Perry Farmers’ Market was supposed to move indoors for the winter at the Emmanuel Family Life Center on South Richard Allen Court. Market director Brian Estes said everyone was set up and ready to open, when the fire marshal showed up and told them to leave the building.

Farmers market moves indoors for the winter

It was a bittersweet day at the Perry Street Farmers Market last week, as vendors set up their tables and tents outside The Shop for one last outdoor market day. This market season has been successful, with sales up by 400 percent, said Brian Estes of the Farmers Market. And there is more good news: beginning today the market can be found indoors at the Emmanuel Family Life Center, 631 S. Richard Allen Court, and many of the vendors will make the move there, too.

South Perry assesses year with eye to future

When the South Perry Business and Neighborhood Association held its annual meeting Tuesday evening at the Emmanuel Life Center, the first part of the meeting was dedicated to neighborhood news and updates from various organizations. Spencer Granger, of the Emmanuel Life Center, has worked with the South Perry association for the past five years to set goals organized around what’s called the Main Street model.