Tag: gardening

Can’t Get Your Kids to Eat their Veggies? Plant a Garden!

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Just like you don’t have to run a marathon to call yourself a runner, you don’t have to plant a huge garden to call yourself...

Dreaming of Spring: Preparing a Garden in Portland

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The snow days, frigid temperatures, and endless rain this past winter had me dreaming of warmer weather, thawing soil, and getting back outside to...

Preserving Summer: A Simple Guide to Canning and Freezing Produce

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Preserving foods is a fantastic and frugal way to stock your pantry and freezer so you can have fresh, summer meals all year long....

Beyond the Grocery Store: 3 Places to Find Local Food

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Spring is here! Every time spring rolls around, it brings an appreciation for the longer days, warmer weather, and blooming flowers and trees of...

The Magic of Spring for Kids: 8 Ways to Connect Your...

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The gently warming sun, the chorus of newly returned birds, buds of new life adorning fruit trees and poised to explode with vivid greens....

The Joy of Living Within Your Means

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Have you ever performed that agonizing, but totally necessary task of auditing your personal finances? I don't mean just the big ticket items and...

Digging a Vegetable Garden Will Make You a Rock Star Mom

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There is something powerful about soil-covered toes and dirty finger nails. They say these feet and hands are one with nature. Spring is looming. You...

Affordable Oregon Adventures: Use Your Local Library as A Pass for...

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I owe a great debt to my local library for helping to maintain my mental health. When I'm at my wits end and need...

Hello Spring! My Four Favorite Things About This Season

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That groundhog told us six more weeks of winter on February 2nd, and I am glad to see those weeks come to an end....

The Best Portland Perennials For Your Garden

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My favorite part of the year is when winter comes to an end and the flora that surrounds my home bursts back to life...