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.

BCSO to Convert Fleet to Propane Fuel

CORVALLIS, Ore. — Come summer, the Benton County Sheriff’s Office patrol fleet will have a new look – at least inside the trunk – where new propane tanks will be. The Sheriff’s Office is converting most of its patrol fleet from current gasoline vehicles to dual gasoline and propane vehicles – something that it says … Continue reading »

Philomath Named Tree City of the Year

PHILOMATH, Ore. — A small town in Oregon is getting a big honor for a big project. The city of Philomath has been named the Tree City of the Year for its dedication to tree planting and maintenance. Oregon Community Trees, the state’s urban and community forestry council, says kids helped public works crews with … Continue reading »

In the Garden: Weather-Damaged Plants

EUGENE, Ore. — This past winter we had a lot of extreme weather that might have damaged some of the plants in your yard. In this episode of In the Garden, find out what to do with your winter-damaged plants.

GMO Ballot Measure Draws Big Money

MEDFORD, Ore. – One house at a time, nearly 50 volunteers charged through Jackson County neighborhoods Saturday morning trying to spread the word. “We’re looking for assistance on the phone, we’re looking for assistance on the streets, we’re looking for stuff in envelopes, fliers, whatever it is,” said volunteer Mariska Pactwa. The canvassing is part … Continue reading »

In the Garden: Fertilizer

EUGENE, Ore. — Plants need good nutrients in order grow, but do you know the proper way to feed them? In this episode of In the Garden, we show you the winning combination of fertilizer for your garden. Johnson Brothers Greenhouses will also be doing free soil testing on Sunday, April 6th from 11 a.m. … Continue reading »

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