Seed to Market: a Magical Lesson

When my parents first took out our front lawn for a fruit and veggie garden and planted grape vines in our backyard, I didn’t really understand their purpose. I was five years old! I was told the plants could provide food and shade.
I was curious about the beings living in the soil. I also loved … Read More.

Wanted Artwork, Poems & Artwork

[ April 22, 2018; ]

Now accepting submissions! Honoring Our Rivers publishes student (K-college) artworks, photos, poems, and prose (including those in foreign languages) inspired by rivers and watersheds of the Pacific Northwest. We invite all students, guardians, and educators to also participate in our themed section, which will center on Tribes of the Pacific Northwest and their ancestral and … Read More.

Learn About the Birds and the Bees 

[ March 3, 2019; ] “Creating a Pollinator-Friendly Landscape” is the focus of the 4th annual BEEvent Pollinator Conference.

Saturday, March 3, 2018 

Attendees will learn from experts what to do and not do in your backyard landscape.

Discover the extremely prolific native pollinator: mason bees, their nests and pests.

Vendors will bring nesting boxes, mason bee cocoons, plants, seeds, books and more. If … Read More.

American College of Healthcare Science Holiday Open House

[ December 15, 2017; 11:00 am to 1:00 pm. ]
On Campus Holiday Open House
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 15 | 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. at 5005 SW Macadam Ave, Portland OR 97239
Join ACHS & The Apothecary Shoppe for some holiday cheer!
11-11:30 a.m. – Experience how easy it is to craft your own tea blend and make your own tea bags for holiday gifts
12-12:30 p.m. Aromatherapy blending … Read More.

The Trouble with Research (Part 2)

In a previous article about “The Trouble with Research’” I wrote about the infuence of industry groups who fund research in order to advance their viewpoint. Independent research is great, but when it’s funded by an industry group, the lines of independence become blurred. Researchers need funding, so when large contributors call, it’s hard to … Read More.

Portland Veg Fest

[ October 14, 2017; October 15, 2017; ]  

Saturday and Sunday, October 14-15, 2017
Exhibit Hall and Speaker Rooms: 10am-6pm
Oregon Convention Center – Exhibit Hall A
Speakers, exhibitors,  food samples, cooking demos, book store, family activities, fashion and beauty, Veg lifestyle product and service exhibitors. $10 for a single day or $17 for a two-day pass.

Exhibitor list https://nwveg.org/vegfest-sponsors-exhibitors-2017

Speakers and presentations: https://nwveg.org/vegfest-program-2017

Birdfest and Bluegrass at Ridgefield Natural Wildlife Refuge

[ October 6, 2017; October 7, 2017; October 8, 2017; ] BirdFest and Bluegrass Ridgfield National Wildlfe Refuge Ridgfield, WA
October 6, 7, & 8, 2017
The much loved BirdFest and Bluegrass of the past has returned!
Enjoy bluegrass music throughout Ridgefield, with picker’s jamming in businesses, venues, and parks around town. There will be family activities in downtown Ridgefield, as well as an Audubon Live Bird Show, … Read More.

MOTHER EARTH NEWS FAIR

[ August 5, 2017; 9:00 am to 6:00 pm. August 6, 2017; 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. ] Aug. 5-6, 2017 Albany, OR
So much to see, do, and learn. With more than 150 workshops, there is no shortage of informative demonstrations and lectures to educate and entertain you over the weekend.

Take a look at the program here.

And here is the line of speakers and workshops.

Check out the exhibitor list and stop by and say … Read More.

Are You Ready for the EcoChallenge?

[ October 14, 2016; October 28, 2016; ] Small Actions Add Up to Real Change
The Northwest Earth Institute invites you to take on a personal sustainability challenge, and join thousands of other par- ticipants as they prove that small actions add up to real change during the 2016 EcoChallenge.

The EcoChallenge provides the tools and inspiration to turn intention into action, and gives you … Read More.

StreamTeam’s 17th annual Earth Day Fest

[ April 16, 2016; 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. ] CLARK COUNTY’S LARGEST EARTH DAY EVENT
April 16, 2016 10:00am to 2:00pm

Salmon Creek Regional Park

Clark Public Utilities and Clark County Environmen­tal Services, present the planting and community fair that will feature live entertainers performing throughout the day, including a live Birds of Prey performance from the Portland Audubon Society and a physics juggling act. Vancouver Montes­sori … Read More.