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Oregon Coast Guide: Coast Quest

If you can't commit to a coastal jaunt, you can at least play the game.

  • Published 05/20/2011
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Allium Sativum (garlic)

For gardening enthusiasts, Fall means preparing for spring and summer harvests. Plant your Allium Sativum (garlic) now to ensure strong root development.

  • By Kate Bryant
  • Published 10/12/2010
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Get ’Em in the Ground: Bulbs

Consider the colors you’ll want to see next spring—because it’s bulb-planting time! Daffodils, tulips, crocuses, and other bulbs grow best when you plant them from late September to October, giving roots time to establish before winter arrives.

  • By Kate Bryant
  • Published 09/13/2010
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Perk Up Perennials

Part your perennials this Autumn with the help of our favorite gardener, Kate Bryant.

  • By Kate Bryant
  • Published 08/16/2010
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Flowering Maple

Kate Bryant's monthly gardening tip for August highlights the Flowering Maple, a beautiful decorative plant equipped to stand up against the cold come winter.

  • By Kate Bryant
  • Published 07/15/2010
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Cole Crops

Kate Bryant explains that "cole crops," or leafy green plants like kale, collards, and cabbages, need to be planted early so that they may fortify their defenses against the cold in time for winter.

  • By Kate Bryant
  • Published 06/10/2010
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Picture Puzzle

A small adventure into "salon-style" picture hanging. Think: European museums. Frames both big and small mixed together and displayed from floor to ceiling.

  • By Rachel DeSchepper
  • Published 05/28/2010
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O, Tannenbaum

How to select your tree and celebrate Christmas in the most sustainable way possible. (Hint: avoid large farms and chain stores.)

  • By Kate Bryant
  • Published 05/27/2010
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Slice of Life

The knife is the often-looked but truly most-important tool in a chef's (or home cook's) arsenal. Learn how to differentiate between different types, and what these types are good for.

  • By Jon Hart
  • Published 05/27/2010
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Tree Hugging

Planting new trees is more complicated than meets the eye. Learn how to pick the right trees and plant in the right spots to insure that your organic addition survives the test of time.

  • By Kate Bryant
  • Published 05/27/2010
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Summer Blaze

A basic how-to guide to home firepits.

  • By Emily Cable
  • Published 05/27/2010
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Planting Privacy

Kick the old wooden fence to the curb and protect your backyard from the eyes of nosy neighbors with a technique called "privacy planting," or the usage of trees, shrubs, and ornamental grasses to fashion an earthy, living wall.

  • By Ashley Griffin
  • Published 05/27/2010
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Fresh Starts

The first step to planting your new garden is keeping in mind how many plants you can realistically manage. The second step is knowing what you want. Start planning your planting in the winter and get ready for your vegetable harvest with our guide to sow

  • By Kate Bryant
  • Published 05/27/2010
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Playing With Mud

Unlike most paints, clay plaster has a low environmental impact: It is nontoxic, contains no volatile organic compounds, and it isn’t heated to high temperatures in production. When applied properly, it is also mold-resistant, breathable, and fairly easy

  • By Melissa Dalton
  • Published 05/27/2010
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Down Home Dirty Work

The Portland mindset, inclined toward sustainable living and social rebelliousness, has seen a recent upsurge in homes with earth floors. Learn how to fashion your own with this helpful guide.

  • By Jackie D'Antonio
  • Published 05/27/2010
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Dynamic Downspouts

How to direct your rainwater into your own home and keep it own of the city's pipes, where, on particularly rainy days, it could do the lower Willamette River some damage.

  • By Jon Hart
  • Published 05/27/2010
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Green: It’s the New Black

Death may be a long ways off for some, but others argue it's never to early to start planning your death. Here's something you may not have thought about: nontraditional, sustainable burials. Interested? Find out more here!

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 05/27/2010
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Backyard Baths

Outdoor bathing may sound like a childish or even risque behavior, but it can prove not only sustainable, but stimulating, sensory, and even sensuous to boot. Learn how to construct your own outdoor bathtub with this introductory guide.

  • By Jon Hart
  • Published 05/27/2010
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House of Harmony

Feng shui, an ancient Chinese divining system, once was used to protect people from harsh winds, rain, and falling rocks in the mountainous Southwestern region of China. Today, feng shui is a modern, Westernized set of principles used to guide architectur

  • By Xylia Buros
  • Published 05/27/2010
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Tooling Around

Owning your own tools and knowing how to use them allows you to live more independently. If you're currently tool-less, but interested in becoming a tool connoisseur (if only so that you don't have to wait for your handyman to be free, and then also have

  • By Ryan Baldoz
  • Published 05/27/2010
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