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Red worms eat their way through kitchen waste to produce rich soil amendment

Keeping a worm farm is an easy project

Kym Pokorny | Aug 12, 2016 | News Story

Wiggle your way into worm composting

Worm castings -- AKA poop -- add valuable nutrients to the soil and is easy to make. The hardest part is making the bin and that's not difficult.

Kym Pokorny | Jul 23, 2018 | News Story

Three methods for no-turn cold composting

Recycling organic debris for composting and improving soil doesn’t have to be a chore! If hot composting is not for you, try one of these easy cold-composting methods. Each has advantages and disadvantages but the end result is the same: improved garden soil and less organic waste in landfill.

Jul 2017 | Article

I gotta have more worms!

Q: Where can I find information on adding worms to soil that has none? Thanks.

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Plant conifer trees correctly

Tips to improve conifer planting success

Feb 29, 2008 | News Story

What's a fast-growing tree for a privacy screen?

Q: I'm looking for trees to plant to act as a barrier to cars coming past our property; a south facing space that is wet in the winter from runoff. Any suggestions? Height isn't a concern as there's space to plant away ...

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Get help selecting and planting a tree with the touch of a finger

OSU Extension offers new app with videos, photos and illustrations

Kym Pokorny | Jan 29, 2016 | News Story

Shade tree wanted, what, when and how should I plant?

Q: Hello, I live in Bend and have a south-facing back yard that really heats up in the sun. I'd like to plant a tree that will provide a canopy of shade and prefer deciduous for this purpose. Can you suggest one or more that will do well here?  

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Many water-wise trees are available for home gardens

Need help finding a drought tolerant tree?

May 4, 2007 | News Story

10 trees for fiery fall foliage

A little research will help you get the color you prefer

Kym Pokorny | Oct 5, 2015 | News Story