Tree Care During Heat Waves!

The fingerprints of climate change are becoming more pronounced with the record crushing temperatures this past weekend in the Pacific Northwest. As prolonged heat and drought  become part of the normal rhythms of the season, how do we take care of our trees?...
Getting to Know a Soil Creature – The Nematode

Getting to Know a Soil Creature – The Nematode

Healthy soil supports a myriad of creatures and they in turn help support healthy soil. To name a few: nematodes, springtails, fungi, bacteria, algae, protozoa, mites and other larger organisms. Characteristics of healthy soil include space for air and water, a...

The Soil Will Save Us- Book Review

Book Review:  The Soil Will Save Us: How Scientists, Farmers, and Foodies Are Healing the Soil to Save the Planet  by Kristen Ohlson  Stephanie Wagner Thousands of years of poor farming and ranching practices – and, especially, modern industrial agriculture...

Mason Bee Fun!

Mason Bee Fun! Sharon Hawley, OLWC Volunteer Supporting native fauna, educating on the cycle of life, enlivening local flora, becoming comfortable with our small flying neighbors, and enjoying a daily active display of how nature works – a few of the reasons to...