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 »

Eugene Sells Service Garden Plot

EUGENE, Ore. — The Eugene City Council voted to sell a piece of property across from the federal courthouse to Northwest Community Credit Union. The site is currently home to a garden, partially run by University of Oregon students. The credit union wants to set up its regional office on the property; but those who’ve … Continue reading »

New Urban Farm Sites at UO

EUGENE, Ore. — Good news for University of Oregon students looking to be involved with the Urban Farm Program–it’s expanding. That means 50 more students can register each term. The program also acquired two new sites. The first is on Moss Street next to the Center for Advancement of Sustainable Living. The second urban farm … Continue reading »

Pearl Buck Garden Becoming Sustainable

EUGENE, Ore. — Touch, taste, sight, hearing and smell–those five senses are coming to life at Pearl Buck’s Sensory Garden, and now plans are under way to make the new garden sustainable. Pearl Buck started planning the garden two and a half years ago. It became reality thanks to donations and helping hands. In June, … Continue reading »

Gardener Hopes to Create Produce Co-op

EUGENE, Ore. — When you drive down Green Acres Road in Eugene, you might notice one front yard more than the others. A woman turned hers into a plentiful garden, overflowing with produce. When you see Christina Clark knee deep in her garden. She looks like a Eugene native, but when you listen to her … Continue reading »

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