Seed to Market: a Magical Lesson

When my parents first took out our front lawn for a fruit and veggie garden and planted grape vines in our backyard, I didn’t really understand their purpose. I was five years old! I was told the plants could provide food and shade.
I was curious about the beings living in the soil. I also loved … Read More.

Wanted Artwork, Poems & Artwork

[ April 22, 2018; ]

Now accepting submissions! Honoring Our Rivers publishes student (K-college) artworks, photos, poems, and prose (including those in foreign languages) inspired by rivers and watersheds of the Pacific Northwest. We invite all students, guardians, and educators to also participate in our themed section, which will center on Tribes of the Pacific Northwest and their ancestral and … Read More.

Tall Wood Buildings

Tall wood buildings are on the rise in the Northwest thanks to the recent development of a wood product known as Cross Laminated Timber (CLT). At the time that this article was written five of these buildings are either in design or under construction right here in Oregon:

Lever Architecture’s Albina Yard building
PATH Architecture’s 8-story Carbon 12 … Read More.

Learn About the Birds and the Bees 

[ March 3, 2019; ] “Creating a Pollinator-Friendly Landscape” is the focus of the 4th annual BEEvent Pollinator Conference.

Saturday, March 3, 2018 

Attendees will learn from experts what to do and not do in your backyard landscape.

Discover the extremely prolific native pollinator: mason bees, their nests and pests.

Vendors will bring nesting boxes, mason bee cocoons, plants, seeds, books and more. If … Read More.

Victory Gardener’s Almanack for the month of February

Mike Dunton’s Maritime Northwest Edition Victory Gardener’s Almanack for the month of February
Don’t get carried away and start planting your whole garden if we happen to get a week or two of “false spring” weather this month. Although the days can reach into the 50s, the nights still are likely to return to the 20s … Read More.