Mid Klamath Community Foodsheds

Welcome to MKWC's Foodsheds webpages!  Though the MKWC Foodsheds Program is no longer a program here at MKWC, we still have a lot of info here on farming, gardening, animal husbandry, fruit trees, soils, irrigation, food preservation and more, all specific to our region. The annual timeline below is a good place to start, it shows what seasonal tasks are timely in our area right now, just follow the links.  Or browse through using the navigation on the left.  Be sure to check out our Resources pages, with links to over free 60 publications on various food production topics specific to our area.  

Five MKWC Foodshed publications are now available as free downloads:

The Mid Klamath Garden Cheat Sheet is a two-page reference with charts on planting times, soil amendments and an annual garden timeline.

Orchard Revitalization and Heirloom Fruit of the Klamath and Salmon Rivers is a how-to manual on preserving old fruit varieties with information on pruning, grafting, restoring orchards, and detailed descriptions and photos of 47 local heirloom varieties.

How to Build Wilson Forbes' Chicken Tractor, (with Plans) shows how to construct a poultry shelter that is easily moveable by one person and provides shelter, food and shade for chickens as well as easy access for cleaning and egg collection.

Growing Fruit and Nut Trees in the Mid Klamath Region, provides information on orchard planning, variety selection, rootstocks, ripening times and climate zones.

Soil Management in the Mid Klamath. is a reference for regional soil types, amendments, pH, cover crops and soil analysis.

    Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sept Oct Nov Dec
Spray for Peach Leaf Curl                                                                                                
Order Seeds & Plan Garden                                                                                                
Order and Plant Fruit Trees                                                                                                
Sow Seeds                                                                                                
Tend Winter Garden                                                                                                
Prune Fruit & Nut Trees, Berries                                                                                                
Gather Scionwood for Grafting                                                                                                
Bench Graft Fruit Trees                                                                                                
Field Graft/ Top Work Trees                                                                                                
Weed & Fertilize Winter Crops                                                                                                
Plant Bulbs                                                                                                
Fertilize Fruit Trees, Perennials                                                                                                
Bed Preparation and Fertilizing                                                                                                
Plant Out Transplants                                                                                                
Set up Irrigation                                                                                                
Thin Fruit                                                                                                
Sow Fall Garden in Flats                                                                                                
Plant Out Fall Garden                                                                                                
Tend Fall/ Winter Garden                                                                                                
Plant Winter Cover Crops                                                                                                
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