• Growing trends in gardening

    It’s only 59 days until March 20, the first day of spring. Have you examined your garden yet to begin plans for improvement? Or, have you considered how your landscape might be updated to enhance your life? If not, then let me share what I’m reading about garden trends for 2018. First, gardening is on […]

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    Micro-Garden Lists You Need For Kids’ Fun In The Kitchen

    The culinary science lab takes over our kitchen table. Credit: Copyright 2016 Susan Lutz My adventures in the world of micro-gardening started innocently enough when I picked up a stray forsythia branch from our neighbor’s yard waste bin while walking my daughters home from school on a cold winter afternoon. I shocked my girls, ages […]

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    How to Start Your Little Kitchen Garden

    Highlights What better way to connect with nature than to start your own garden You can easily grow some herbs and veggies at home Try sprouts. mint, rosemary, lemongrass and more The kitchen is the holy space where all the treats for our tongue originate. Kitchens are designed in a way that the experience of […]

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    Test-Drive Tiny Living in This Tiny Home Village

    In case you haven’t heard, downsizing is the new black (or should I say green?). We’re living in an age where less is more. With increased urban populations and depletion of our earth’s resources, it’s becoming imperative that we start to live with more consciousness around our choices and actions. While residing in a mansion […]

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    Top six tiny houses that captured our hearts in 2017

    2017 could well have been the year of the tiny house. With the tiny house movement accelerating, there has been a wealth of new ones to look over this year, both local and international. 1. THE ESCHER This beauty is the creme de la creme of tiny houses, hand built by owner David Latimer, CEO and founder of […]

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    Speech to Text for Two men given tiny homes

    A local non profit gave two Eugene men the key to their new tiny home today. snow in the upper elevations it’s the season to give…and today — a local non-profit and donors gave two eugene residents homes… as kezi 9 news reporter jeanette quezada spoke to the new residents today, and shows us what […]

  • First tiny homes, now small communities

    BURDETT, N.Y. — When Thomas and Linda Craig first saw La Bourgade On Seneca, it was love at first sight. The Craigs had spent more than three decades living in Los Angeles before returning to central New York to care for aging parents. When it was time to move on from the large family house in Seneca […]

  • Garden column: Cyclamen a beautiful choice

    If you are looking for a plant to enhance your decorations or give as a gift and you want to avoid the usual poinsettias, you might consider a cyclamen. Cyclamen persicum is the plant you will find in florist’s shops or garden centers. The plant is a native of the Mediterranean area and its bloom […]

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    Fox’s Garden being handed to fourth generation

    CHIEFTAIN PHOTO/CHRIS MCLEAN Tyler (right) and Todd (center) Waye are following in the footsteps of their father, Gary, as second-generation owners and operators of Fox Garden Supply. Family-owned businesses run on trust –and sometimes that means telling a customer not to buy whatever plant or product they’ve just set down next to the cash register. […]

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    Keep the garden going this winter with these tips

    This is a great time to clean the tools before spring. Diana C. Kirby for American-Statesman Central Texas, with its yo-yolike erratic weather, rarely has a serious winter. I mean a Buffalo, N.Y.; Minneapolis, Minn.; Denver, Colo., kind of winter – frozen solid and miserably cold. While northern gardeners are enjoying their hot chocolate by […]