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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 Rachael Loomis

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

Open Gardens Project – Featuring Paolo’s Habitat

by Megan Van de Mark

Categories: Open Gardens Project

Site Information: Paolo’s sloped habitat in the Buckman neighborhood has part sun to shady conditions.

Open Gardens Project – Featuring Gloria’s Habitat

by Megan Van de Mark

Categories: Open Gardens Project

Site Information: Gloria’s habitat in Tigard has full sun, part sun, and shade conditions, with soil conditions ranging from dry to moist

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 Peter’s Habitat

by Megan Van de Mark

Categories: Open Gardens Project

Site Information: Peter’s habitat in the Beaumont Wilshire neighborhood of Northeast Portland has part sun to shade conditions and dry soil conditions

Open Gardens Project – Featuring Susanna’s Habitat

by Megan Van de Mark

Categories: Open Gardens Project

Site Information: Susanna’s habitat is located in Lake Oswego on a slope and is mostly shady.

Open Gardens Project – Featuring Helen’s Habitat

by Megan Van de Mark

Categories: Open Gardens Project

Site Information: Helen’s habitat in Vancouver has part sun to shade and moist soil conditions. Located in a condominium, Helen has transformed the 2×20 foot raised bed (her plantable area) next to her condo’s patio into a backyard habitat, highlighting how small spaces can still support habitat!

Open Gardens Project – Featuring the Blue Lake Park Discovery Garden Habitat

by Megan Van de Mark

Categories: Open Gardens Project

Site Information: The Blue Lake Park Discovery Garden is a Backyard Habitat community site demonstration garden located in Fairview. The site conditions range from sun to shade and dry to moist.

Open Gardens Project – Featuring GT’s Habitat

by Megan Van de Mark

Categories: Open Gardens Project

Site Information: GT’s habitat in West Portland Park has part sun and shady conditions

Open Gardens Project – Featuring Bob and Sue’s Habitat

by Megan Van de Mark

Categories: Open Gardens Project

Site Information: Located in Ash Creek Woods in SW Portland, Sue and Bob’s habitat has part sun to shade conditions, with soil conditions ranging from dry to wet, and the presence of a slope.

Open Gardens Project – Featuring Karl’s Habitat

by Megan Van de Mark

Categories: Open Gardens Project

Site Information: Karl’s habitat in SW Portland, in the Bridlemile neighborhood, has conditions that include full sun, part sun, and shade light conditions; dry, moist, and wet soil conditions; as well as a slope and riparian area.

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