In the Garden: Planting Spring Bulbs

EUGENE, Ore. — Planting a garden can seem a little daunting, but there’s a really simple way to plant flowers now for spring. In this week’s In the Garden, Caleb Johnson from Johnson Brothers Greenhouses shows us how to plant spring bulbs.

Community Garden Helps Food Banks

CORVALLIS, Ore. — Three to four tons of organic food is produced every year from a community garden in Corvallis, and it all goes to local food banks. The Corvallis Environmental Center runs the Starker Arts Garden for Education (SAGE). It takes 500-600 volunteers a year to keep it going. The group wants to educate … Continue reading »

Eugene Community Garden Applications Due

EUGENE, Ore. — Just a few days to go if you want to sign up for a plot in one of Eugene’s community gardens. You have until Monday, March 17 to get your application in for one of the 72 spaces available. As of Thursday, there were 30 people registered. The winners are chosen by … Continue reading »

School Program Encourages Healthy Eating

EUGENE, Ore. — September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month, and while the obesity rate has remained steady in Oregon, it’s still a problem sweeping the nation. One local school is taking a unique approach to tackling the issue. The MLK Education Center is an alternative school that’s taking steps to ensure that its students … Continue reading »

Pain Society Opens Community Garden

EUGENE, Ore. — Gardening doesn’t just have physical benefits, but mental benefits too. That’s according to a local non-profit that works with patients who deal with chronic pain. So the Pain Society of Oregon started two plots at the Alton Baker Park Community Gardens in Eugene Sunday. Some plants are on the ground for patients … Continue reading »