In the Garden: Winter Plants

EUGENE, Ore. — It is the end of the planting season, but we’re not done planting just yet. There are some plants that you can get in your yard–or maybe you already have them in your yard–that are going to help you get through winter. Here are some suggestions from Johnson Brothers Greenhouses in Eugene. … Continue reading »

Learn How to Compost

EUGENE, Ore. — Organizers of a monthly compost workshop say this weekend is especially important because of all the falling leaves. The OSU Extension Service is holding the workshop Saturday, Nov. 1 at BRING Recycling from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Trained compost specialists will deliver hands-on learning covering the basics, like how composting works and which … Continue reading »

In the Garden: Growing Citrus Trees

EUGENE, Ore. — True of false. You can’t grow citrus trees in Oregon. Answer: False. You can definitely grow them, but you have to bring them inside from about October to April. And when you bring them inside, there are a few things you need to do so you can get some fruit. A lot … Continue reading »

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle: Rainwater

EUGENE, Ore. — Now’s the time to pay close attention to your garden so you can make the most of the rainwater, come spring. EWEB and the city of Eugene have teamed up with Nearby Nature to create a water wise demonstration garden at Alton Baker Park. It shows you how to save water now … Continue reading »

In the Garden: Growing Garlic

EUGENE, Ore. — Love to cook with garlic? There’s an easy way to grow your own. Caleb Johnson of Johnson Brothers Greenhouses shows us how easy it is in this week’s In the Garden.

Corvallis School Gets SAGE Building

CORVALLIS, Ore. — Some kids in Corvallis are learning in the first SAGE building in the state: that means natural light and fresh air coming through the ventilation system. The Corvallis Waldorf School is the first school in the state to receive a Smart Academic Green Environment, or SAGE modular. The building was designed by … Continue reading »

In the Garden: Planting Spring Bulbs

EUGENE, Ore. — Planting a garden can seem a little daunting, but there’s a really simple way to plant flowers now for spring. In this week’s In the Garden, Caleb Johnson from Johnson Brothers Greenhouses shows us how to plant spring bulbs.

Willamalane Hosts Great Costume Swap

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Halloween is just a few weeks away. And if you don’t want to pay for a new costume, you can recycle it! Willamalane is hosting a costume swap. You can drop off gently-used costumes this week at the Willamalane Center on 32nd Street from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. in exchange for … Continue reading »

Challenge to Cut Back On Driving Miles

EUGENE, Ore. — Point2Point at Lane Transit District is back this year with the Oregon Drive Less Challenge, which kicks off on Monday. Coordinators were at the Oakshire Public House Sunday in Eugene, launching this year’s statewide challenge. Participants are asked to cut back their driving from October 6-19 and log the miles reduced on … Continue reading »

Groups to Clean Up Willamette River

EUGENE, Ore. — Saturday is supposed to be a beautiful day, and people will be out making the Willamette River a little more beautiful. The Great Willamette Cleanup starts at 8 a.m. Volunteers from all over Oregon will be out removing litter and debris along 187 miles of the river. In Lane County, the cleanup … Continue reading »

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