Mid Klamath Community Foodsheds
Welcome to MKWC's Foodsheds webpages! There is 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.
The goal of the collaborative Klamath River Basin Food Security Project is to rebuild a sustainable food system that supports healthy communities, healthy ecosystems and healthy economies among the Karuk, Klamath and Yurok Tribes.
|Spray for Peach Leaf Curl|
|Order Seeds & Plan Garden|
|Order and Plant Fruit Trees|
|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|
|Fertilize Fruit Trees, Perennials|
|Bed Preparation and Fertilizing|
|Plant Out Transplants|
|Set up Irrigation|
|Sow Fall Garden in Flats|
|Plant Out Fall Garden|
|Tend Fall/ Winter Garden|
|Plant Winter Cover Crops|