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Open Gardens Project – Featuring Riverplace’s Habitat

by JP Marchetti-Mendez

Categories: Open Gardens Project

Riverplace condos near the South Waterfront Park naturescaped their grounds to coordinate with the natural beauty of the Willamette shore.

Garden ID Resources

by JP Marchetti-Mendez

Categories: In the Garden, Living With Wildlife, Native Plants, Resources

People often ask us to identify wildlife, plants, and pests. Although we are happy to help, there are currently many free resources that do an excellent job at that. These are some that our program participants may find useful.

Open Gardens Project – Featuring Renita’s Habitat

by JP Marchetti-Mendez

Categories: Open Gardens Project

Site Information: Renita’s habitat in Vancouver has part sun to shade conditions, with dry soils

Open Gardens Project – Featuring Debbie’s Habitat

by JP Marchetti-Mendez

Categories: Open Gardens Project

Site Information: Located in SW Portland, Debbie has a part sun, part shade yard with a 40-degree slope, and a conservation easement covering 65% of the lot.

Open Gardens Project – Featuring Mr. Bizzy Bee’s Habitat

by JP Marchetti-Mendez

Categories: Open Gardens Project

Site Information: This habitat has part sun, shade, dry, and moist areas.

Open Gardens Project – Featuring Oliver’s Habitat

by JP Marchetti-Mendez

Categories: Open Gardens Project

Site Information: SW Portland habitat, with full sun, part sun, shade, dry, moist, wet, slope, and miscellaneous mystery fills/matrices in lieu of soil.

Open Gardens Project – Featuring Susan’s Habitat

by JP Marchetti-Mendez

Categories: Open Gardens Project

Site Information: This habitat in unincorporated Washington County has full sun, part sun, shade, dry, moist, and sloped areas.

Open Gardens Project – Featuring Antonya’s Habitat

by JP Marchetti-Mendez

Categories: Open Gardens Project

Site Information: Located in the Roseway (NE Portland) neighborhood, with full sun, part sun, shade, and dry areas.

2021 Certifications and Upgrades

by JP Marchetti-Mendez

Categories: Certifications

At Backyard Habitats, we not only provide incentives and knowledge to program participants working toward creating wildlife habitats, but we also enjoy recognizing and celebrating all those who met the thresholds of Silver, Gold, and Platinum certifications. On our Facebook page, we often share posts of our participants getting certified. Those posts share details about…

2020 Certifications and Upgrades

by JP Marchetti-Mendez

Categories: Certifications

At Backyard Habitats, we not only provide incentives and knowledge to program participants working toward creating wildlife habitats, but we also enjoy recognizing and celebrating all those who met the thresholds of Silver, Gold, and Platinum certifications. On our Facebook page, we often share posts of our participants getting certified. Those posts share details about…

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