Category Archives: Grow Your Own

Beet and Blood Orange Cocktail

Local Flavor Inspiration – Summer is in full bloom and it’s time for picnics, garden parties and grilling out. The garden and farmer’s markets are bursting with fresh produce and it’s the perfect occasion to celebrate the abundance with drinks … Continue reading

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Resilience Design at Kenton Farmer’s Market – This Friday

Visit Kenton Farmer’s Market this Friday, June 19 from 3 pm to 7 pm for fresh veggies, treats and family fun. Sustainable Overlook and Resilience Design will be guests at the Trillium School farm stand, with lots of potted plants … Continue reading

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Sustainable Overlook Garden Tour

This Saturday! June 6th Trillium Charter School, 5420 N. Interstate Ave. open 10-11 am Four Neighborhood Gardens open 10 am to 3 pm The Sustainable Overlook Garden Tour is this Saturday, June 6th. Start at Trillium Charter School (open from 10-11 … Continue reading

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Arctic Raspberries

This pretty ground cover blooms early with bright pink flowers and has red fruits in mid-summer.  As the name suggests, it’s very cold hardy. I’m excited to try it for the first time this year and have three varieties at … Continue reading

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Place Your Edible Plant Sale Order by March 31

Order by March 31 for the best selection. You can also shop from a big selection of plants and seeds at the Sustainable Overlook Spring Garden Fair on Saturday, April 18th. If you pre-ordered, pick up your plants that day … Continue reading

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Plant Sale Updates!

As the growing season quickly gets started there have been some new plants added to the sale offerings, including these three native flowers: Tarweed (Madia spp.) is a great native pollinator plant to provide late-season nectar flow. The cheerful yellow … Continue reading

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Edible Plant Sale

Resilience Design is holding an edible plant sale this spring to benefit the education programs of Sustainable Overlook. Order forms are available now!

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Sun-dried Tomato Pesto

If you’re browsing the tomato selection at the Edible Plant Sale, and need some inspiration, here is something to look forward to. This recipe was given to me by my wonderful step mom Eileen, who has introduced me to many … Continue reading

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Farming with Friends

A couple years ago I helped my friends Kjell and Kim get started gardening in their back yard in Northeast Portland. They were enthusiastic and had a great first year, but life intervened the next season and it got away … Continue reading

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Pickled Beets

  It’s time to harvest beets and make sweet beet pickles! They are a pretty addition to an appetizer tray, are great in salads with blue cheese and walnuts or just for snacking. I use the 1967 Ball Blue Book … Continue reading

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