Photo: Mark Nikas

Winter can be a tough time for wildlife.

Songbirds, for example, rely on wild food sources for their survival. During severely cold and harsh winter weather, many bird species rely on feeders to supplement their diet.

Feeding birds

Different birds … Continue Reading

Wishing you had more trees and birds on your property?

These warm spring months are a perfect time to plant trees, native plants, and shrubs that attract new birds to your yard!

While contemplating which trees and plants to add … Continue Reading

bee baseline project

Is there hope for the honey bee?

With media circulating reports of Colony Collapse Disorder, mysterious mass die-offs and parasite problems, some days is seems that our little pollinator friends are doomed. It’s a serious issue for most ecosystems and … Continue Reading

food garden growing

The folks at Growing Gardens believe that good hearts, green thumbs, fresh food and happy, healthy people all go hand-in-hand.

A Portland-based nonprofit, their mission is simply to help people grow food – be that through community gardens, backyard plots, … Continue Reading

Circle of Friends Photo

Do you order a summer produce basket? It’s so Portland: local and organic. Just ask Circle of Friends Farm.

Austin Moline, gentleman farmer, captured the kohlrabi moment:

Peggy's Garden

Some people are born with it.  Growing things. Crafting and sewing things. Getting results. Peggy La Point is one of those dedicated women. I hightail it to her bungalow in Southeast Portland for a closer look at how the garden … Continue Reading