Environmental Protection

There is much to do to preserve and protect our planet, but there is also much to celebrate when it comes to sustainable foods, products and practices. Here are five things to celebrate—and to build upon: 1. CSAs, or community supported agriculture, are growing rapidly across the U.S. These are farms that regularly provide their…

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Radishes

Fruits and vegetables are all nutritionally alike, right? Wrong! When you read a nutrition label at the supermarket, you only get part of the story. Some scientists claim that the average supermarket vegetable has 5% to 40% fewer micronutrients (like magnesium, iron and calcium) than vegetables that were grown 50 years ago. Part of the…

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Rose Planting Event

The recent replanting of roses in Portland’s Peninsula Park was a great success. Thousands of new rose bushes were planted by a group of dedicated volunteers in anticipation of the park’s 100th anniversary in June. The blooms are going to be stellar. How can we be so sure? The rose bushes got an extra “boost”…

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Early this spring, we did a top-dressing application of Cascade Minerals on a test field of carrots in Madras, Oregon. We’ll be following these carrots through to yield, and you can watch some of the videos on our YouTube channel. By late March, our plants were well-established and it was time to do a “side-dressing.”…

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