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Organic Land Care Updates

Organic Land Care Updates

Gardening / Landscaping / Organic / Parks / Pest Prevention / Techniques / Technology / Weed Control

Upcoming Organic Land Care Events:  Portland Area Peer Learning Group Meeting March 6th, 12:30 – 2:00pm Amber Glen Business Center, Building 1920 1920 NW Amber Glen Parkway Beaverton, Oregon Accredited practitioner Corey Peterson from Pacific Landscape Management will give... Read More »

Blackberry Removal Day

Blackberry Removal Day

Landscaping / Organic / Parks

Northwest Center for Alternatives to Pesticides (NCAP) is working with the City of Eugene to organize a blackberry removal workday in Tugman Park. Rather than spraying herbicides, volunteers will dig out blackberry plants from several areas in the park.... Read More »

Proudly Plotting Pesticide-free Places

Proudly Plotting Pesticide-free Places

Parks / Pesticides

Last September, the Local Hazardous Waste Management Program in King County, WA launched an interactive online map detailing outdoor recreation areas in the county that are either pesticide-free or pesticide-reduced. Beginning with five initial areas, the map has exploded... Read More »

Keep Your Tree Wells Green, for Cheap

Keep Your Tree Wells Green, for Cheap

General IPM / Landscaping / Parks / Weed Control

Tree wells offer a great way to avoid chemicals and still achieve weed management goals around tree trunks – they work around poles, fence lines, and other hard-to-mow areas too. However, maintaining wells with mulch or wood chips can... Read More »

Organic Land Care Accreditation Training

Gardening / General IPM / Landscaping / Organic / Parks / Techniques

Oregon Tilth’s 2012 Organic Landcare Accreditation Course is next week, Monday, January 23 – Friday, January 27, 2012. This five-day training for landscape professionals will focus on organic practices including Integrated Pest Management (IPM), soil building, sustainable landscape design,... Read More »

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