Roots To Roofs

Making the most of your outdoor space, no matter how small

Coronavirus quarantine had many people rethinking the interiors of their homes this spring. DIY projects were tackled, and rooms reorganized.

Now that summer's here, why not give the same mini-makeover to backyards and outdoor spaces?


OSU Extension’s Food Hero to distribute 80,000 seeds as part of Grow This! Oregon Garden Challenge

CORVALLIS – Interest in home gardening has skyrocketed during the COVID-19 pandemic. In response, the Food Hero team at Oregon State University Extension Service is offering Oregonians a unique opportunity to grow vegetables and fruits at home.


Gardening Boom

With a statewide stay-home and a new home already fitted with existing raised beds, fruit bushes and drip irrigation, Andrea Brown of McMinnville is finding gardening a welcome new hobby. “I’ve ...

Stopping by: Rescue mission

Linda Thompson casts her creative eye on whatever she sees, much of which others might call “junk.” A stray shingle becomes an inspirational sign to hang in a tree. Discarded crystal ...

Rohse: Wild edible plants may be well worth researching

Some predict that in the future, if it keeps growing, the United States will be unable to produce enough food to feed its population. Rohse Colored Glasses McMinnville's Elaine Rohse is fascinated ...

Carlton gardener enjoys ‘assisting life’ of seeds and plants

Seedlings of all sorts poke their delicate stems and leaves from tiny pots in Ron Gometz’s greenhouse. “I’m assisting life,” said Gometz, who lives in Carlton with his ...

Stopping by: Growing and changing

Avid gardeners Tom and Rita Canales miss a few things they used to grow in California — citrus, for instance. But they are thrilled by what they can now grow in their garden in McMinnville, ...

What to do while you're at home

Here are some activities to consider while you’re at home during the coronavirus closures: * Read — Reading is the No. 1 pastime teachers recommend students do while school is out, and it’s ...

Roots to Roofs Spring 2020

Read all about the tips, tricks and trends in the valley concerning gardening & home remedies. This quarterly guide is packed full of everything to do about the household!