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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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.