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Growing Better Plants: Know Your Soil Texture

The key factors for growing food and healthy plants are soil, sun, air, water. Today, let’s focus on the basics of soil! The soil you […]

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Local Research Shows Benefits of Native Groundcovers in Agricultural Settings

Many agricultural properties include areas of land that aren’t used for crop production, such as field edges, roadways, hedgerows, and rows between crop beds. These […]

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Backyard Habitats Transform Spaces to Oases

Laura shares her experience of enrolling in the Backyard Habitat Certification Program and a few things she learn along her journey.

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Ecosystem Services: The Benefits Nature Provides Us

Over time, humans have altered the ecosystems we live in to establish communities and livelihoods. These changes, however, have come at the cost of diminishing […]

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Cover Cropping to Reduce Bare Ground in Hazelnut Orchards

The hazelnut was named Oregon’s state nut in 1989. Today, around 1,000 Oregon farm families grow hazelnuts on over 87,000 acres. Traditional hazelnut harvesting techniques […]

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Plant This, Not That: Native Alternatives to Pesky Ornamentals

Attractive native plant alternatives don’t harm ecosystems and increase habitat for native birds, wildlife, and pollinators.

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