Author Archives: Mulysa

About Mulysa

I love my work as a landscape designer and artist. When I'm not planning homesteads or working in the studio, you'll find me hiking, photographing, gardening, baking, cooking vegetarian meals with friends, reading and working on sustainability issues...with my baby on my hip in Portland, Oregon.

Solstice Night (detail)

Work in progress. As the nights grow longer I have a bit of time to paint and listen to podcasts or, even better, though slightly less productive, paint and drink wine with friends. I started this one last year and … Continue reading

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Sustainable Overlook Garden Tour 2015

This Saturday! June 6th Trillium Charter School, 5420 N. Interstate Ave. 10-11 am Four Neighborhood Gardens 10 am to 3 pm The Sustainable Overlook Garden Tour is this Saturday, June 6th from 10 am to 3 pm. Start at Trillium Charter … Continue reading

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Edible Plant Sale and Spring Garden Fair – This Saturday!

Sustainable Overlook Spring Garden Fair and Edible Plant Sale Saturday, April 18th, 10 am to 4 pm (New American, 2103 N. Killingsworth Ave.)  Come shop from a great selection of plants and seeds or pick up your pre-order this Saturday. … Continue reading

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Resilience Design

Hello! I’ve moved my landscape design pages over to Resilience Come visit me there. I’ll continue to post here about art making, homesteading and botany adventures. ~Mulysa

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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 You can pay for your order there too … Continue reading

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Overlook Neighborhood Sustainability Summit

My neighborhood is holding its first Sustainability Summit to discuss issues of ecology, economy and equity at the local scale. We’re bringing neighbors and others together to share about current efforts and ask how we can collaborate more on sustainability and … Continue reading

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Acorn Woman

A sketch for a painting. Pencil on graph paper. 8.5 x 11″

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Storytelling and Permaculture in the Siskiyous

If you are in Southern Oregon or would like an adventure, here are upcoming offerings from the Siskiyou Permaculture Institute. If you can’t make the trip, you can hear some of Hazel’s stories on the Siskiyou Permaculture website. Every year … Continue reading

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A Native Living Roof

Visiting Permaculture teacher and consultant Tom Ward/Tomi Hazel’s  house was a highlight of the Optical Surveying course. Here I’m checking out the living roof, planted with Siskiyou native succulents. These stonecrop (Sedum) species are those evolved alongside native pollinators and … Continue reading

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