Archives for October 2013

Family Field Trip Day at Columbia Springs

[ November 2, 2013; 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. ] Get your family together for some green time instead of screen time! Explore nature with bird watching, mushroom hunting, edible plant excursions and nature walks at Columbia Springs’ upcoming Family Field Trip Day.

Bring the whole family to explore the wonders of nature on Saturday, November 2, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. The event is … Read More.

Regular Auto Maintenance Is Good for You, Your Wallet, and The Environment

Why should you spend time and money maintaining your vehicle?
The average new car cost $30,500 in 2012. That’s a pretty steep investment, so it makes sense to squeeze every dime out of it. I asked Tom Dwyer, owner of Tom Dwyer Automotive Services in Portland, OR, for the best way to keep our vehicles on … Read More.

SMART Composting: A Rind Is A Terrible Thing To Waste

More and more, people recognize that putting organic matter in a landfill is a waste of both money and natural resources. Organic material in a landfill decomposes anaerobically (without oxygen), releasing harmful methane. You can do your garden and the planet a good turn by turning your organic spoils into food for the earth.
Composting returns … Read More.

Sustainable Landscaping Workshops coming to Montavilla

[ October 20, 2013; 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm. November 3, 2013; 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm. November 17, 2013; 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. ] Free workshops put on by East Multnomah County Soil & Water District on Naturescaping, Site Design, and Rain Gardens.
Attend  FREE workshops to learn how to create low-maintenance landscapes that conserve water, prevent pollution and create healthy habitat for local birds & wildlife. Workshops are free and offer low-cost, sustainable gardening tips & resources for all … Read More.