Interview: Friends of Trees

EUGENE, Ore. — The group Friends of Trees is turning 25 years old. And guess who gets the gift? You can. The nonprofit is offering a variety of street trees for just $25. It’s for residents in Portland, Vancouver, Salem and Eugene. Jennifer Killian, the group’s volunteer programs manager, joined us on KEZI 9 News … Continue reading »

FFLC Youth Farm to Host Festival

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Gardeners know the season is changing by their harvest. You can find an abundance of organic vegetables and fruits at Food For Lane County’s Youth Farm Fest. It’s happening Saturday, Sept. 13 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the youth farm at 705 Flamingo Avenue in Springfield. There will be live … Continue reading »

In the Garden: Fall Vegetables

EUGENE, Ore. — You might think it’s time to put your garden to bed soon, with all the great summer vegetables you’re harvesting. But don’t do that just yet. In this week’s In the Garden, we show you what veggies to plant for fall.

Crews Begin Prescribed Burns Along Coast

FLORENCE, Ore. — Smoke could be seen for miles out on the Florence coast Thursday, as the Siuslaw National Forest employees started their first of two prescribed burns. The prescribed burn got started around 10 a.m. and crews are now all done for the day. People living close to the area should still expect to … Continue reading »

GMO Labeling Debate Hits Close to Home

EUGENE, Ore. — The national debate over labeling genetically engineered foods is hitting close to home. One of the nation’s top safety food experts made a stop in Eugene¬†Wednesday. Consumer Reports Senior Scientist Michael Hansen spent time at Johnson Vegetable Farms to advocate for Measure 92. If passed, it would require the labeling of all … Continue reading »

Ninkasi Gets Green Roof Makeover

EUGENE, Ore. — The new Ninkasi Brewing administration building in Eugene is getting quite the makeover. The roof of the building was turned green in more ways than one. It’s all to help the overall efficiency and sustainability of the building to reach LEED certification. The green roof was designed by a local architect, and … Continue reading »

In the Garden: Fall Planters

EUGENE, Ore. — Some of your summer flowers might be done for the season, so now’s a good time to update your pots with beautiful fall flowers. KEZI 9 News Anchor Sean Cuellar shows us how in this week’s In the Garden.

Reusing Materials from the Old City Hall

EUGENE, Ore. — The city says it’ll be reusing 95 to 99 percent of the old city hall building during construction of the new city hall. The project manager says the wood from the outside and pieces of the steel structure will be used to construct the new building. All of the concrete will be … Continue reading »

In the Garden: Berry Preps

EUGENE, Ore. — It’s summertime, and now’s the time you’re enjoying your raspberries, your blackberries, but it’s also time to start thinking about next year’s crop. You need to get your gloves and your pruners out because raspberries and blackberries actually grow by suckers. So if you don’t prune them, they’re just going to take … Continue reading »

Recycling Bin or Trash?

EUGENE, Ore. — Most of us have recycled for years, but that doesn’t mean we’re doing it right. Lane County Waste Reduction Specialist Sarah Grimm says there are many items that get thrown in recycling that can’t be recycled, like paper cups and food containers. And some items are illegal to throw away, like motor … Continue reading »

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