Category Archives: Grow Your Own

Edible Plant Sale

Resilience Design is holding an edible plant sale this spring to benefit the education programs of Sustainable Overlook. Pre-order: February 21 through March 31. Order forms are now available at Resilience Design.com. You can pay for your order there too … Continue reading

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Farming with Friends

A couple years ago I helped my friends Kjell and Kim get started gardening in their back yard in Northeast Portland. They were enthusiastic and had a great first year, but life intervened the next season and it got away … Continue reading

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Pickled Beets

  It’s time to harvest beets and make sweet beet pickles! They are a pretty addition to an appetizer tray, are great in salads with blue cheese and walnuts or just for snacking. I use the 1967 Ball Blue Book … Continue reading

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Flowers for fall

My little friend Florence asked what flowers she can plant now to make fall flower arrangements for her cottage industry. Sounds way cooler than a lemonade stand, right? From seed, there are a few quick-growing annuals that germinate in warm … Continue reading

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Lentils

One of my gardening goals has been to provide more of our own protein and iron, so this year I tried growing lentils. I haven’t heard of anyone in Portland growing them but they like cool, wet weather so I … Continue reading

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Seed and Plant Exchange

Sustainable Overlook Gardening Series 2013 Thursday, March 21st from 6:30-8:30 pm Location TBA Have extra seeds? Plants that have outgrown their allotted space? Or if are you just starting out, this is the gardening event for you. Seasoned gardeners with … Continue reading

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Grow Your Own: Protein

Our garden is providing lots of our fruits, berries, herbs and vegetables and now we are experimenting with ways to produce more calories and nutrition on site. Grain, nuts, eggs and beans are the main subjects. In our vegetarian system, animals … Continue reading

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Tomatoes 2012

Here’s the list of this year’s tomatoes. I have restrained myself and only grown 70 starts. I have room for up to 20 in my garden so there are a limited number available for sale. They are organically grown in my … Continue reading

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Blue Elderberry

Blue Elderberry. Continue reading

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