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Should I Worry about Heavy Metals in My Garden Soil?

What do we know about heavy metals in soil? What do we know about lead exposure through soil and garden plants? What do we know about cadmium and arsenic in soils? What can I do if I’m at risk for heavy metals in my garden soil?

Jul 2016 | Article

Get your garlic on: A primer on planting, growing and harvesting

Now's the time to get garlic in the ground

Kym Pokorny | Aug 28, 2015 | News Story

Candace Stoughton - Water Conservation

Candace Stoughton, Low Impact Development Specialist, gives a tour of the East Multnomah Soil & Water Conservation District building and the many demonstration projects on the grounds that soak up stormwater

May 2018 | Video

Keeping vampires out of my blueberry patch, garlic flavored blueberries?

Q: I am getting prepared to plant my garlic in Oct/Nov. I have lots of space around my blueberry plants. Would they do OK together? Someone told me my blueberries may taste like garlic!! Is that possible?

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Should my garlic be growing?

Q: We planted our garlic for the first time last month. Should it already be growing?

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Tips and tricks to save water during a hot summer

Prolonged heat wave amps up need for water in the garden

Kym Pokorny | Aug 4, 2017 | News Story

Choose the best garlic for your garden

Garlic is growing throughout the Northwest.

Peg Herring | Feb 19, 2003 | News Story

Growing vegetables in the Pacific Northwest coastal region

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.

Sally Reill | Jul 2017 | Article

Lawn Watering Guide for Eastern Oregon

During the summer, nearly half of all residential water in Oregon is used to irrigate landscape areas around homes. A significant reduction in water use can occur by using efficient water ways to maintain our lawns and ...

Mary Corp, Chris Luttrell | Aug 2010 | Article

Landscape Sustainability Checkup

Is your yard ready to be an "Oregon Sustainable Landscape"?

May 2018 | Article