In the Garden: Plants for Shade

EUGENE, Ore. — If you have a lot of shade in your garden, you might have found it hard to find some good plants for it. In this episode of In the Garden, we show you some beautiful, colorful plants that are great for the shade.

Ashland Prepares for Plastic Bag Ban

ASHLAND, Ore. –  The Ashland City Council expects a plastic bag ban to become a reality in a matter of months. Tuesday night, the council held the first reading on the issue. The second reading will happen at the next council meeting, and it’s expected to pass after that and become law. This ban would impact all stores and businesses in … Continue reading »

UO Wins Recyclemania Civil War

EUGENE, Ore. — The University of Oregon brought home the trophy for the second straight year after beating Oregon State University–not in athletics, but recycling. The goal behind the national competition called Recyclemania is to encourage zero waste on college campuses. The Ducks edged the Beavers this year by collecting more than 160 tons of … Continue reading »

Local Seed Growers Support GMO Ban

MEDFORD, Ore. – Local seed growers are speaking out against GMOs, clearing up what they say are “factual issues” on the ballot measure to ban the crops. The Southern Oregon Seed Growers Association said it does not have a stance on the move to ban genetically modified crops. However, during a press conference Tuesday at … Continue reading »

SOU Awarded LEED Building Certification

ASHLAND, Ore. — Southern Oregon University is continuing to strive to make its campus more environmentally friendly. SOU announced Monday that it has been awarded Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold for the construction of its new Raider Village Complex. The new development consists of two new residence halls and a dining facility that … Continue reading »

In the Garden: Preparing Your Garden Bed

EUGENE, Ore. — Every gardener knows you need to have good soil for your plants to grow. In this episode of In the Garden, we show you four easy steps to prep you garden bed for the season.

GloryBee Foods Hosts Bee Weekend

EUGENE, Ore. — Veteran and novice beekeepers are coming together this weekend for GloryBee Foods Annual Bee Weekend. The GloryBee Foods parking lot just off Highway 99 was filled with vendors and visitors for the 40th year. There are demonstrations and you can try some free honey. Organizers say it’s a great opportunity to learn … Continue reading »

Riverkeepers Look to Improve Waterways

EUGENE, Ore. — A team of riverkeepers will spend the next few days on the water looking to improve the health of our local waterways. A group of five canoeists left from Whitely Landing in Santa Clara Friday morning on a 120-plus mile trip. The Willamette Riverkeepers are calling the four-day trip “The Willamette River … Continue reading »

OSU Research Helps Prevent Fire Blight

CORVALLIS, Ore. — Researchers at Oregon State University have helped find a way to fight a disease that kills apple and pear trees. The disease is called fire blight, and scientists say it can spread quickly when flowers are in bloom. OSU researchers say spraying a yeast-based product will help prevent fire blight. That or … Continue reading »

In the Garden: Hanging Baskets

EUGENE, Ore. — If you are looking for an easy way to add some pop to your garden, try a hanging basket. In this episode of In the Garden, we have some tips on how to keep your hanging baskets looking their best.

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