Earth Day Celebration Cancelled

EUGENE, Ore. — The 17th annual Earth Day Celebration has been cancelled, organizers said Monday. The event, usually held at EWEB’s River Edge Plaza, features dozens of booths with environmentally-friendly organizations, along with children’s activities and speaker forums. The event was originally scheduled for April 18. Organizers say they’re cancelling the celebration because of costs … Continue reading »

Lane County & Home Garden Show Opens

EUGENE, Ore. — The Lane County Home and Garden Show is officially open in Eugene. There are more than 300 vendors set up at the Lane County Fairgrounds, including Susan Ocon from Cedar Works Spa and Sauna, who has set up shop every year since the show started, and Sharon Frey who has been coming … Continue reading »

Vendors Set Up Home and Garden Show

EUGENE, Ore. — Nothing like a little spring-like weather to get you in the mood to work in the yard or around the house. It’s perfect timing for the 36th Annual Home and Garden Show. Vendors have started setting up the more than 300 exhibits at the Lane Events Center. You’ll find everything from what’s … Continue reading »

OSU Reacts to GMO Measure

CORVALLIS, Ore. — Benton County voters will decide in May whether to pass a local food ordinance, which would prohibit the planting of genetically-modified organisms in the county. The measure is raising some questions at Oregon State University and its potential effects on research. OSU claims if Measure 2-89 passes, it would cost the university … Continue reading »

FFLC Holds Seed and Greenhouse Workshop

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Weekend weather is perfect for gardening work. For those interested in starting from seed, you can learn how at a free workshop. Food For Lane County’s Youth Farm is hosting the event. The workshop will cover the basics from seeds to planting to greenhouse management. You can learn about seeding schedules and … Continue reading »

Bug Killing Azaleas and Rhododendrons

EUGENE, Ore. — A warning for those who own azaleas and rhododendrons. If your plants are looking a little under the weather, a new pest might be to blame. Experts say the azalea lace bug is relatively new to the Northwest. But at Hendricks Park in Eugene, they’ve been in the area long enough to … Continue reading »

California Plastic Bag Ban Delayed

(CNN) — Looks like “paper or plastic” will still be an option in California for a while longer. The state passed a law that prohibits stores from giving single-use plastic bags for free to consumers. It was set to go into effect in July, until Tuesday. The secretary of state announced opponents of the law … Continue reading »

Warm Weather Affects Local Orchards

HARRISBURG, Ore. — All this unseasonably warm weather is causing trees at orchards to blossom early. Buds on peach trees are already opening up, which could mean fruit on the trees weeks early. But Greig Detering, owner of Detering Orchards, says it’s a bit concerning for the trees to blossom this early because they could … Continue reading »

Medford Could Ban Styrofoam Containers

MEDFORD, Ore.– Styrofoam containers could soon be banned from the City of Medford. The public is invited to attend the city council meeting, Thursday at 7 p.m. and weigh in on what they think. The city recorder, Glenda Wilson, said councilors can choose to enact the ban which means it would be effective immediately. This … Continue reading »

Trees Removed for EmX Project

EUGENE, Ore. — As work continues to get a public transportation line up, trees must come down. This is all part of Lane Transit District’s EmX project. Some trees along Sixth and Seventh avenues in Eugene, east of Garfield Street have been cut down, and crews are still working their way down to Charnelton Street. … Continue reading »

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