Category Archives: Seasons

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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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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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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Flowers for fall

My little friend Florence asked what flowers she can plant now to make fall flower arrangements for her cottage industry. Sounds way cooler than a lemonade stand, right? From seed, there are a few quick-growing annuals that germinate in warm … Continue reading

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Winter dreams

When the new year arrives I usually meet it with lists, plans, strategies, maps and a clear vision for the months ahead. This year is.. quieter. Ideas are precipitating in a more organic fashion. Meanwhile, a little garden journaling: The … Continue reading

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