Host Glen Andresen welcomes Steve Cohen from the Portland Multnomah Food Policy Council, to talk about Urban Growth Bounty, a series of late winter and spring gardening classes presented by the City of Portland's Office of Sustainable Development.
Host Glen Andresen welcomes Candace Stoughton, East Multnomah Soil and Conservation District rain garden specialist, to discuss the possibility of using edible plants in a rain garden. Candace works on urban conservation issues with a current focus on sustainable stormwater management. She has expertise in low impact development methods that protect streams and rivers from urban stormwater runoff.
When a landscape is covered in natural vegetation, most rainfall soaks into the ground. As we start adding roofs, driveways, sidewalks, and streets to the landscape, much of the rainfall can’t soak into the ground anymore. This can create a lot of problems for people and for our streams.
Rain gardens hold stormwater runoff and allow it to soak into the ground naturally. This helps reduce the amount of pollution that gets into our streams. It also maintains the natural hydrology so streams don’t go dry during dry spells.
Rain gardens are becoming “all the rage” because:
- Are an easy way for all of us to do our part to protect our streams and rivers.
- Are planted with beautiful, hardy, low-maintenance perennial plants.
- Provide food and shelter for birds, butterflies and beneficial insects.
Yes, you CAN plant edibles in your Rain Garden! Listen in and find out how...
Ted Swensen from the Home Orchard Society joins host Glen Andresen to talk about unusual and unique fruit that is available for tasting at the Harvest Festival.
Host Glen Andreson and guest Harriet Fasenfest, of Portland Preserve, discuss extending the growing season in the kitchen through preserving foods.
Host Glen Andresen discusses the various techniques used to corral, train, and trellis raspberries, blackberries and other cane berries. Plus listeners' gardening questions.
Host Glen Andresen talks about the practice known as "espalier," the pruning and training of fruit trees along flat trellises or walls.
Host Glen Andresen discusses food for beneficial insects including pollen, nectar...and aphids!
Host Glen Andresen busts myths about using wood chips in the garden.
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