Summer Guide 2012: Grow Your Own

Marisha Auerbach is growing all of her own produce—in a typical yard.


Featured Stories
Abundance is the spice of Marisha Auerbach’s life. As she guides me through the deliberately plotted pathways of her backyard garden on a cautiously sunny Saturday afternoon, dressed in pink o   More
 
Wednesday, June 20, 2012 MATTHEW SINGER

Yes, We Have No Tomatoes

Portland’s indoor gardening shops sell all you need for homegrown medical weed—except advice.


News Stories
Michael Johnson entered the Oregon Medical Marijuana Program two years ago, decades after he quit smoking pot recreationally, to help cope with a debilitating back injury. The 55-year-old reside   More
 
Wednesday, January 25, 2012 MATTHEW SINGER

The Olive Gardener

Where no man has grown before.


Culture Features
The freshest tree to emerge in Portland’s urban landscape is actually so ancient, it makes the Old Testament look like a Twitter feed. It’s not a palm or banana, persimmon or kumquat. It’s th   More
 
Wednesday, May 18, 2011 SARAH SMITH

Terrariums: Not Just for Hippies Anymore


Retailtherapist
Today's terrarium has broken out of its macrame chrysalis and evolved into a very modern, very chic home accessory for the young urban dweller. And Artemisia—the alterna-cool garden and design store on SE 28th Avenue—is Portland's Terrarium headquarters. Owners Amy and Michael Aiello have stocked the store with terrariums of their own design—ranging in price from $25 to ...   More
 
Monday, May 24, 2010 Retail Therapist

City Hall Garden Yields 50 Pounds of Tomatoes


News
One could make the argument that growing tomatoes right outside of City Hall is not a good idea, given the fruit's other uses. This morning, however, volunteers harvested 50 pounds of them from City Hall's Better Together garden (pictured above on Wednesday) for a good cause -- Loaves & Fishes. Jen Aron, a volunteer from Oregon State University's Master Gardener Program, says she also picked: 5 ...   More
 
Friday, August 7, 2009 BETH SLOVIC

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