New Tomato Varieties for Container Gardens

The Dwarf Tomato Project
We have not been trying to keep them a secret. In fact, for the past five years we have been a conduit for introducing gardeners all over the world to new varieties of compact tomatoes. With their popularity increasing, everywhere you look in the tomato gardening world, there is buzz about the … Read More.

Are Garden Pests Getting the Best of Your Fruits & Veggies?

If you live in the Pacific Northwest area, you may have started to see pesky garden bugs make a meal out of your fruits and vegetables. Having pests in your garden is more than inconvenient, but with a little extra knowledge, you can get to the bottom of the issue and find a solution to … Read More.

Is Your Garden Hose Toxic?

On a hot summer day, there’s nothing better than cold water. Whether it’s in a tall glass or straight from the garden hose, there’s nothing like a cool drink for both you and your plants.
Both you and your gardens need it and most of you don’t think twice about using your hose as a source … Read More.

The 10th Annual Garlic & Tomato Festival

[ September 21, 2013; 10:00 am to 6:00 pm. ] Plan to attend – the 2013 Garlic Festival at Northwest Organic Farms, 17713 NW 61st Ave, Ridgefield, WA on Saturday September 21st.
Featuring the wonderful blue grass band — “Another Shade of Bluegrass”

Washington State University (WSU) Master Gardeners will be on hand to showcase 20 different varieties of tomatoes and 10 different varieties of garlic all … Read More.

Celebrate World Toilet Day

Thanks to Karen from Independence Gardens for this guest post.

In a few short weeks, one of my favorite days of the year rolls around. You might think, given my business’s focus on growing (and eating) good food, that this exciting day is Thanksgiving. But no, that’s not it. The day I am talking about is … Read More.

5 Unconventional Ways to Cut Home Utility Costs

Guest post by Melissa Lynne, freelance writer for Systrum Energy, a third party energy supplier serving New Jersey.
For the average American household, monthly utility bills represent a significant chunk of the family budget, usually 5 – 10 percent of monthly expenses.  Since utilities are such a big chunk of your expenses, there are probably a … Read More.

Four-legged Lawn Mowers and Landscape Helpers Can Cut Your Grass and Your Carbon Footprint

photo: Cornell University
One way to take care of your lawn without cranking up a fossil-fuel driven machine is to hire an animal to do it. This little infographic from Movoto blog will let you calculate the number of critters, depending upon animal type and size of yard, that you will need to get the job … Read More.

Spanning the Seasons of the Gorge with Saur Farming

Editor’s note: We welcome guest posts like the one that follows. Please contact Katie@greenlivingpdx.com if you would like to submit an article for consideration.

Spanning the Seasons of the Gorge with Saur Farming
Guest Post by Michelle McGrath, Gorge Grown Food Network
Winter at Saur Farm
Left to Right: Tim, Ben, and Anastasia Saur
It’s January, and I have a … Read More.

Casa Verde CSA Guest Blog by Michelle McGrath, MS Outreach Manager for Gorge Grown Food Network

Hood River Valley creative commons use photo byFlickr User Slideshow Bruce (real name : Bruce Fingerhood)
Abundant sunshine, flowing rivers, and snowy mountains feed into the diverse landscapes of the Columbia River Gorge. With natural resources like these it is no wonder farmers with less acreage and innovative business models are choosing the Gorge as the … Read More.

A Truck Farm Grows in Brooklyn

Leave it to the folks in the Big Apple to give a brand new and very literal meaning to the term “truck farm”. Ian Cheney, Curt Ellis, Carla Fleisher, and Stephanie Bleyer have joined forces to create and promote their “Truck Farm” concept which has a definite “rockin’ and rollin” flavor to it.
The idea is … Read More.