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East Multnomah Soil & Water Conservation District: Fall Classes

by Megan Van de Mark

Categories: Events

East Multnomah Soil & Water Conservation District (EMSWCD) is hosting a series of free webinars in English this fall. Check them out below or directly on their website at https://emswcd.org/workshops-and-events/upcoming-workshops/.

Open Gardens Project – Featuring Donna’s Habitat

by Megan Van de Mark

Categories: Open Gardens Project

Site Information: Donna’s habitat in Lake Oswego is part to full shade, with dry to moist soil conditions

Tualatin Soil & Water Conservation District: Fall Classes

by Megan Van de Mark

Categories: Events

Tualatin Soil & Water Conservation District (TSWCD) is hosting a series of free webinars in English and Spanish this fall. Check them out in this post or directly on their website: https://tualatinswcd.org/.

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.

The Garden Experiment

by Janel Hull

Categories: In the Garden

By Janel Hull There it was, a flash of radiant yellow, orange, and jet black in the tree tops. The bird settled on a branch of my backyard pear tree just in time for a high-pitched squeal to scare it to a neighboring tree. That squeal was mine. I couldn’t believe I was seeing a…

Open Gardens Project – Featuring Laura’s Habitat

by Megan Van de Mark

Categories: Open Gardens Project

Site Information: Laura’s habitat in Cedar Hills in Washington County has full sun, part sun, and shade light conditions and dry to wet soil conditions as well as a slope

Open Gardens Project – Featuring Anne’s Habitat

by Megan Van de Mark

Categories: Open Gardens Project

Site Information: Anne’s habitat in Portland has full sun conditions

Open Gardens Project – Featuring Paula’s Habitat

by Megan Van de Mark

Categories: Open Gardens Project

Site Information: Paula’s habitat in North Portland has full sun to part shade to full shade conditions and dry to moist soil conditions

Open Gardens Project – Featuring Debbie’s Habitat

by Megan Van de Mark

Categories: Open Gardens Project

Site Information: Debbie’s habitat in South Tabor in SE Portland has full sun to part shade to full shade conditions and dry to moist soil conditions

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.

Caring for plants, animals, and each other during extreme heat

by Megan Van de Mark

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

As extreme heat and extended periods of drought become more frequent in our region, we wanted to share some tips on how to care for plants, animals, and each other during extreme heat.

Fall Native Plant Sales

by Megan Van de Mark

Categories: Plant Sales

Sparrowhawk Native Plants: Online ordering for Sparrowhawk’s fall native plant sales starts Sunday, August 15th for pick-up in October. Shop in advance from a great selection of habitat-friendly native plants.

Open Gardens Project – Featuring Heidi’s Habitat

by Megan Van de Mark

Categories: Open Gardens Project

Site Information: Heidi’s habitat in the Piedmont neighborhood of North Portland has full to part sun and dry conditions

Partner Job Opportunities

by Megan Van de Mark

Categories: Uncategorized

A lot of our partners are hiring. See below links to the open positions. Columbia Land Trust Advancement Director – application deadline August 17th Administrative Assistant – open until filled East Multnomah Soil & Water Conservation District Grants Manager – application deadline September 15th Outreach & Education Coordinator – application deadline September 7 Friends of…

Open Gardens Project – Featuring Andrew’s Habitat

by Megan Van de Mark

Categories: Open Gardens Project

Site Information: Andrew’s habitat in Kenton has full to part sun conditions

Open Gardens Project – Featuring Wayne & Patricia’s Habitat

by Megan Van de Mark

Categories: Open Gardens Project

Site Information: Wayne and Patricia’s habitat in Woodstock has full sun to full shade and dry soil conditions

Open Gardens Project – Featuring Mitch & Carol’s Habitat

by Megan Van de Mark

Categories: Open Gardens Project

Site Information: Located in South Beaverton, Mitch & Carol’s habitat has part sun conditions and includes a pond and water gardens.

Open Gardens Project – Featuring the City of Hillsboro’s Jackson Bottom Wetlands Preserve Habitat

by Megan Van de Mark

Categories: Open Gardens Project

Site Information: The City of Hillsboro’s Jackson Bottom Wetlands Preserve and demonstration garden is an amazing habitat for wildlife in Hillsboro. The demonstration garden site conditions range from part sun to shade and are dry.

Native Plant Highlight – Oregon Stonecrop (Sedum oreganum)

by test test

Categories: Native Plants

Small, but mighty, the Sedum oreganum (Oregon Stonecrop) can bring many benefits to your garden.

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

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