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Silverton: Oregon’s Garden City

Silverton rolls out of the Cascades to the west and over valley soils that support sheep farms, tree nurseries, a handful of vineyards and other agriculture. Fifteen miles west lies the state capitol, Salem, and forty-five miles north is Portland. Silverton takes after neither. Depending on where you look, Silverton is a sliver of artistic Ashland, a dash of Dundee wine country and dose of Eugene oddity.


A Tale of Two Gardens

One Willamette Valley flower garden. One vegetable garden in the Valley. Though the appeal and missions of these settings are completely different, they share the beauty and the best practices of hobby and professional horticulturists.


Sustainable Design in Two Oregon Homes

Sustainable design and low-impact living in two small Oregon homes. Two of the most important considerations are building small and using the right ‘Finish-ing’ elements.


Green Lifestyle

When Lizzie and Dan Rubado bought their Portland house two years ago, the only thing that was green about it was the mold on the carpet. But with a tiny budget and help from their family and friends, the pair transformed a leaking, neglected house into the perfect Portland eco-crib.


Simple Living in Central Oregon

On the western edge of Bend, where forest and old burn areas converge, and where a city park and a private subdivision meet, sits a modern house nestled into a hill, sheltered against the wind but open to the sun and mountain views.