Category Archives: Seasons

Decoding Plants – Summer Session

I’m excited to teach a mid-summer session of my botany course with the Portland Underground Graduate School. Registration and Details  Portland Underground Grad School Decoding Plants: Seeing Urban Flora with New Eyes Tuesdays, July 8th – August 1st || 6:30-8:30 pm Meets in Overlook Neighborhood || North … Continue reading

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Meadowscaping

Meadows will soon be in bloom, providing rich habitat and beauty all season long. Did you know that much of the Willamette Valley was once open prairie? The native meadow habitat included annual and perennials flowers like the ones pictured here, … Continue reading

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Drawing Plants Workshop – Feb. 4 -25

Take an art break! I’m teaching this workshop through the Portland Underground Graduate School.  Saturdays in February, 2/4, 11, 18, 25, from 2 – 4 pm. $100. Meet at SE Uplift, 3534 SE Main St, Portland, OR 97214 Observation drawing … Continue reading

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Botany with Siskiyou Permaculture

I’m excited to announce this course I will be teaching with Tomi Hazel in May in the botanical wonderland of the Siskiyous! Registration is now open. Please be in touch with any questions. Advanced Permaculture Course in Botany with Siskiyou … Continue reading

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Tomatoes 2016

Tomatoes (Lycopersicon esculentum) – Indeterminate unless noted. Lovingly and organically grown in Overlook Neighborhood, Portland, these sturdy tomato starts will thrive and offer one of the joys of the summer garden. There’s nothing else like a homegrown tomato! Plant once … Continue reading

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Social Forestry 2016

  In late January I attended a week-long Social Forestry workshop with Siskiyou Permaculture at Wolf Gulch Farm in Southern Oregon. It was a rich course that covered so many aspects of learning to live in deeper relationship with our landscapes … Continue reading

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Happy 2016!

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Give a Resilience Design Gift Certificate

For the gardener in your life, or anyone who would like to spruce up their outdoor space or be more connected to nature right in their own yard: Gift certificates are available for landscape consultation, landscape design and for plants and seeds! … Continue reading

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Fall Planting Time – Fruit Tree Sale! 20% off

The rains are finally here and it’s time to plant! I’m clearing out my plant inventory with a sale of fruit trees, berry bushes, herbs, natives and perennial veggies. Everything is 20% off! There are lovely pear and plum trees, columnar … Continue reading

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Apricot Mate Kombucha Sparkler

Here is another summer drink recipe… our new favorite! The record warm and dry Portland weather this spring made for an incredible apricot harvest (120 fruit on our backyard tree, up from previous the record of 75. Note: I still … Continue reading

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