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Open Gardens Project – Featuring Heidi’s Habitat

By Megan Van de Mark / August 6, 2021

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

A group of people planting a tree in a field.

Partner Job Opportunities

By Megan Van de Mark / July 29, 2021

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…

A small backyard with a wooden fence and a sign.

Open Gardens Project – Featuring Andrew’s Habitat

By Megan Van de Mark / July 29, 2021

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

A flower bed in front of a house.

Open Gardens Project – Featuring Wayne & Patricia’s Habitat

By Megan Van de Mark / July 26, 2021

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

A pond in a backyard with rocks and a gazebo.

Open Gardens Project – Featuring Mitch & Carol’s Habitat

By Megan Van de Mark / June 25, 2021

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

A garden with bushes and trees.

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

By Megan Van de Mark / June 15, 2021

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.

Yellow flowers with pointy petals in front of a rocky background.

Native Plant Highlight – Oregon Stonecrop (Sedum oreganum)

By Rachael Loomis / June 15, 2021

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

A small garden with plants and a fence.

Open Gardens Project – Featuring Renita’s Habitat

By JP Marchetti-Mendez / May 24, 2021

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

A gray house on a hillside.

Open Gardens Project – Featuring Paolo’s Habitat

By Megan Van de Mark / May 24, 2021

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

A grassy area with a tree and bushes.

Open Gardens Project – Featuring Gloria’s Habitat

By Megan Van de Mark / May 20, 2021

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

A wooded area with lots of trees and bushes.

Open Gardens Project – Featuring Debbie’s Habitat

By JP Marchetti-Mendez / May 19, 2021

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.

An aerial view of a backyard with trees and potted plants.

Open Gardens Project – Featuring Peter’s Habitat

By Megan Van de Mark / May 11, 2021

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

A japanese garden with rocks and ferns.

Open Gardens Project – Featuring Susanna’s Habitat

By Megan Van de Mark / May 11, 2021

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

An aerial view of a backyard with a table and chairs.

Open Gardens Project – Featuring Helen’s Habitat

By Megan Van de Mark / May 4, 2021

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!

The entrance to a zoo with a sign for a zoo.

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

By Megan Van de Mark / May 4, 2021

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.

A rock sits in the middle of a garden.

Open Gardens Project – Featuring GT’s Habitat

By Megan Van de Mark / May 4, 2021

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

A garden with a stone path and ferns.

Open Gardens Project – Featuring Bob and Sue’s Habitat

By Megan Van de Mark / May 4, 2021

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.

An aerial view of a stream in a forest.

Open Gardens Project – Featuring Karl’s Habitat

By Megan Van de Mark / April 29, 2021

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.

A sign in a garden.

Open Gardens Project – Featuring Karli’s Habitat

By Megan Van de Mark / April 29, 2021

Karli’s habitat in Milwaukie has site conditions that include full sun, part sun, shade, dry, moist, wet, and the presence of a slope.

A bird sitting on a rock in front of a house.

Open Gardens Project – Featuring Ginnie’s Habitat

By Megan Van de Mark / April 23, 2021

Site Information: Ginnie’s habitat in Vancouver ranges from having full sun to part sun, with dry as well as wet conditions. Both a slope and bioswale are present.