• GREENSPACE NEWS

    Interview: Create Something Day

    Interview: Create Something Day

    November 24, 2014

    The crowds will rush out to malls all across the country the day after Thanksgiving, but there's a greener alternative to Black Friday. It's called Create Something Day put on by MECCA. People will be making gifts out of reuse materials in an effort to reduce our waste.

    Friends of Trees Looking for Volunteers

    Friends of Trees Looking for Volunteers

    November 17, 2014

    Mid-November is a great time to plant trees. Friends of Trees plans to plant hundreds of trees, and the group needs your help. No experience is necessary.

  • REDUCE, REUSE, RECYCLE

    Students Create Mural of Bottle Caps

    Students Create Mural of Bottle Caps

    November 12, 2014

    A group of fourth and fifth graders at Guy Lee Elementary, called the Green Team, collected 15,000 bottle caps to create a mural. The coral reef themed piece consists of five four-by-eight plywood panels.

    Water-Permeable Parking Lot

    Water-Permeable Parking Lot

    November 5, 2014

    The Oregon State University Extension Office in Eugene did a little green renovation Wednesday. The office moved one step closer to having a water-permeable parking lot.

  • IN THE GARDEN

    In the Garden: Winter Plants

    In the Garden: Winter Plants

    October 30, 2014

    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 have them in your yard--that are going to help you get through winter.

    In the Garden: Growing Citrus Trees

    In the Garden: Growing Citrus Trees

    October 23, 2014

    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.