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 »

Community Garden Plots for Sale in Santa Clara

SANTA CLARA, Ore. — St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church is offering 18 garden plots for purchase from now until February 2013. Each 14-by-20 foot plot cost $60 and is ready for planting. “That’s what we are starting with. We are trying this out. We are seeing if this will work in Santa Cara to have a … Continue reading »

Volunteers Keep Rose Garden Blooming

EUGENE, Ore. — It’s summertime and the flowers are in full bloom at the Owen Rose Garden in downtown Eugene. The roses are vibrant, alluring and fragrant. “I can’t get enough of this one. I could bury my nose in that rose all day long,” said Clay Manders, one of two full-time caretakers at the … Continue reading »

In the Garden: Occupy Your Garden

Save your garden, save the world? It sounds like a strange concept, but Master Gardener Ross Penhallegon shows us how growing our own food or buying locally can help more than just your pocketbook.

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