Category Archives: land use

Learning the Land

Water rights, even before this time of climate fluctuation, has always been the key to successful farming in a place where summer rain is sparse. Finding 8.5 acres adjacent to the South Fork of the Yamhill River not only eased … Continue reading

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Food Porn

Oh my…..luscious bodies….eager to get my mouth on this!!   Or how about these?             Or these? Each of us gets excited by different things. Fresh produce definitely makes me feel…..HEALTHY! I feel very very … Continue reading

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Time to Smell the Flowers

Driving up to Marilyn and Brad Shaver’s land at the top of the Chehalem Ridge in Newberg provides some wonderful valley views but once you get on to their property the environment provides a different viewpoint. Wayward Winds Lavender Farm … Continue reading

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Harry MacCormack workshops in Forest Grove

Nana Cardoon is a beautiful garden-based learning center serving the Forest Grove area.  Charlene Murdock and Richard White share a full range of food knowledge and experiences. Their programs and events draw upon their cultural histories while honoring their connections … Continue reading

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Living on the Land

The desire to live out in the country came to Heidi Rexin early. Growing up in Salem she wanted that kind of environment, so when she connected with an old school chum things fell into place. Doug had also grown … Continue reading

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Learning from Others

Whenever I travel my eyes are open to new ideas that can transfer back home.  I believe none of us have to re-create the wheel; we can borrow good ideas from other places and modify them for our best use. … Continue reading

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The Cost of Eating

On the average, American families spend about $150 a week on the food they eat.  Some spend as much as $180. But cheap food is not usually quality food. And the fact that food can be had for cheap also does … Continue reading

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