Willagillespie Celebrates New Garden

EUGENE, Ore. — What better day than Earth Day to open a garden? That’s what some local elementary school students did. The garden at Willagillespie Elementary includes raspberries, lettuce, peas, garlic and much more. Students celebrated its completion by running through a balloon arch and singing. School administrators say volunteers and more than four years … Continue reading »

The Buzz on Bees

EUGENE, Ore. — Interest in backyard beekeeping is growing. More urban farmers are setting up hives, benefiting from bees pollinating plants and flowers plus the honey. If anyone is interested in becoming a backyard beekeeper, they can attend Glorybee Foods’ 38th Annual Bee Weekend. Alan Turnaski, Vice President of Glorybee, join KEZI 9 News live … Continue reading »

In the Garden: Bountiful Berries

EUGENE, Ore. — Berries are such a treat for gardeners to plant in the Willamette Valley, and you can do it too. Gina Gartley at Johnson Brothers Greenhouses has some tips on how to grow the best blueberries and strawberries.

Plant Sale Benefits Food for Lane County

EUGENE, Ore. — The seeds have been planted and now the starter plants are ready for anyone hoping to get a jumpstart on their garden. Food for Lane County is hosting its annual Spring Plant Sale Saturday. Hundreds of plants will be transported to Food for Lane County’s Grassroots Garden for the spring sale. Half … Continue reading »

Healthy Bees Create Healthy Gardens

EUGENE, Ore. — Along with warmer weather and spring flowers come the honey bees. An effort is under way in Eugene to provide them with a healthy environment. The honey bees are buzzing, and in one Eugene neighborhood they’re thriving, thanks to the neighbors like Beth Little. There’s a bee hive is in her yard. … Continue reading »

Rain Gardens Reduce Pollutants

EUGENE, Ore. — Rain. It’s nothing new in Oregon, but what’s relatively new, a gardening concept to divert rain water off the streets. When it rains in urban areas, all the water filtrates down the streets picking up contaminants and sediments along the way. The idea with a rain garden is to let the rain … Continue reading »

In the Garden: Planting Seeds

EUGENE, Ore. — Spring has sprung, and that means it’s time to get your garden started. In this week’s episode of In the Garden, Gina Gartley from Johnson Brothers Greenhouses shows us how you can plant seeds. She says Johnson Brothers Greenhouses is also hosting a seed-starting class month at its nursery at 91444 Coburg … Continue reading »

Gardeners Put Compost to Work

EUGENE, Ore. — The weekend weather is shaping for outdoor activities like gardening. Spring flowers are blossoming in Barbara Dumesnil’s south Eugene home. They line the perimeter of this spectacular backyard. To get to the heart of the garden, you have to climb up. That’s where serious gardening happens. Dumesnil is a Master Gardener. Anything … Continue reading »

Experts Demonstrate Compost Skills

EUGENE, Ore. — How many of you have thought about composting but aren’t sure how to get started? A free demonstration this weekend aims to teach you how it works, which materials you should use and different methods you can choose from. “We’ll be showing people how to build a cold compost pile, which you … Continue reading »

Country Gardeners Prepares for Home Show

EUGENE, Ore. — The Good Earth Home, Garden & Living Show continued preparations Wednesday. One business plans to entice people with its home grown green patios. The Country Gardener’s booth at the show features a patio that’s low on chemicals and low on maintenance. It’s a natural-looking outdoor sitting area that uses local materials. “The … Continue reading »

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