Why Friends of Family Farmers

Why Friends of Family Farmers

"Small and local is beautiful.  The most interesting businesses are born of passion and offer that specific sense of memorable place..."

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Harvest Moon

Harvest Moon

"This year 2020 has changed many people’s routines, slowed our pace down and allowed a focus closer to home..."

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Planning your garden based on your monitoring results

Planning your garden based on your monitoring results

"One big takeaway I had from this project is that many of these native pollinators are benefiting from floral species that we would consider a nuisance or a weedy species..."

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Interview the Gardener: Marina Tolmie

Interview the Gardener: Marina Tolmie

"I love walking by any of these plants, running my hands through them, and deeply inhaling the wonderful scents that they emit..."

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Monitoring Bees in your Backyard

Monitoring Bees in your Backyard

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Learning to Categorize Native Bees... Before you Monitor them in your Backyard!

Learning to Categorize Native Bees... Before you Monitor them in your Backyard!

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Interview the Gardener: Rachel Novotny

Interview the Gardener: Rachel Novotny

"I think knowing what kills a plant makes it easier to keep the next one alive in the future..."

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Strategies for Encouraging Pollinators in your Garden

Strategies for Encouraging Pollinators in your Garden

"Everything from beautiful annual and perennial flowers, blooming shrubs and the majority of fruits and vegetables that thrive in Portland are dependent upon insects for pollination..."

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Plugging in to the Powerhouse Pollinator Network: How your garden can help support native bees in Oregon

Plugging in to the Powerhouse Pollinator Network: How your garden can help support native bees in Oregon

"As informed gardeners it is our responsibility to think critically about how we can support these native bees. We need them if we want to continue to see diversity in our gardens..."

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Interview the Gardener: Fiona Smeaton

Interview the Gardener: Fiona Smeaton

"I love to learn about all of the beautiful annuals and perennials that we carry and see how they can benefit the bees as well as make our gardens shine..."

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How to: Choose Lavender

How to: Choose Lavender

"There are several varieties of lavender plants, each of which provide distinct features and uses..."

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Interview the Gardener: Christian Barnes

Interview the Gardener: Christian Barnes

"Gardening or being a gardener with a "green thumb" doesn't happen over night..."

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