By tapping nutrients from bedrock, red alder trees play a key role in healthy forest ecosystems.
Grow "green manure" to keep soil from eroding, weeds from exploding and to add nutrients.
If you have trouble getting other green beans to germinate in early May because of cold soil, try planting a patch of scarlet runner beans first before your pole and bush green beans.
Forest owners in Lane County can potentially use their properties to help mitigate the problems caused by an excess of carbon in the atmosphere.
Asparagus, beets, carrots and summer squash are some of the vegetables you can grow along the coast. Learn what to watch out for in a region known for cooler temperatures.