Earth Day Reflections

Ten years used to seem like a long time.  Now a year flies by like a month and months like days.
First Green Living Journal Summer 2008
This Earth Day brings back fond memories of our first toe wetting in the Green Living Journal and makes us realize how lucky and grateful we are for this trip … Read More.

Oregon Tradeswomen’s 26th Annual Career Fair

[ May 19, 2018; 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. ] Saturday, May 19, 2018 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
NECA-IBEW Electrical Training Center
16021 NE Airport Way Portland, OR 97230
Oregon Tradeswomen announces its 26th annual Career Fair, offering an introduction to the jobs, skills, and benefits of a career in the skilled construction trades. Learn skills in hands-on workshops, try out tools, meet employers, meet … Read More.

Why Not Do Something About It?

Do you feel frustrated about what you see on TV, online, and in other media? 
I used to volunteer for Northwest Earth Institute (NWEI) as a mentor for their discussion courses. This entailed going to the first meeting of a new group to explain the class structure and to lead the first session, then returning to … Read More.

Being the Change

“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was
the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the
season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it … Read More.

Stream Team’s 19th Annual Earth Day Fest

[ April 21, 2018; 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. ] Salmon Creek Regional Park April 21, 2018  10am to 2pm
Ride your bike or stroll down the Salmon Creek Green- way to enjoy free children’s activities, wildlife shows, salmon releases and more!

Clark Public Utilities’ StreamTeam is hosting its 19th Annual Earth Day Fest in partnership with Clark County Vegetation Management. Free fun and games for … Read More.

Victory Gardener’s Almanack for the month of April

Mike Dunton’s Maritime Northwest Edition Victory Gardener’s Almanack for the month of April
The weather is generally transitional at this time. Enjoy the beautiful sunbreaks, but keep on alert for the downpours. Stop, appreciate, and enjoy the beautiful flowering that is happening all around.
In the Vegetable Garden
• As soon you can work the soil, begin … Read More.

Victory Gardener’s Almanack for the month of March 

Mike Dunton’s Maritime Northwest Edition Victory Gardener’s Almanack for the month of March 
The winter finally comes to an official close later this month. Time to start putting all of your winter dreaming and planning into practice. In general, it is still too early to plant many species of garden vegetables, but with protective measures and scoping out … Read More.

Getting Involved

While gathering material for this post, I came across this quote by Martina Navratilova (tennis superstar); “The difference between involvement and commitment is like ham and eggs. The chicken is involved; the pig is committed.”
Great advice for super star attainment. However, while the pig’s level of commitment is no doubt essential to becoming a … Read More.

Thinking of an EV? Ask the Man Who Owns One

“I will never own a gas car again. I’m still committed to the environment, but it’s all about the quiet, the driving dynamics, and never having to touch that dirty, nasty gasoline again.”
 

At a recent Solar Drinks get together, I noticed a brand new Chevrolet Bolt electric car in the parking lot. This is the … Read More.

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.