Thinking Big

Hacks for making the most of a small garden

How to Build a Chicken Coop

 Illustration by Nick Shepard

Raising chickens in a coop is a fun and healthy way to contribute to a more sustainable planet. Follow these steps to have your own free-range chicken eggs.

The Evolution of Urban Farming

Once confined to the countryside, it’s safe to say that farming has officially put down roots in the city. Boasting benefits for both the environment and the communities that they serve, it’s easy to see why fans and farmers alike advocate for the urban approach.

Garden Inspiration from Oregon Garden

With spring beginning once again and offering us sunshine (sometimes) and warmer weather, it’s time for people to get outside and start thinking about their yards and gardens.

Portland Garden Guide

For visitors and locals alike, it’s hard not to take notice of the flora and fauna that has made Oregon so iconic, and you don’t have to travel far to find some. Here’s our guide to help you take a little piece of Oregon home to your own backyard, with shops and landscape designers from Northeast to Southwest and everywhere in between, as well as on the outskirts of Portland.

Mouse In The Tulip Box

There are many lessons about bulbs I could teach you — designing, sourcing, and planting, but I think you’ll really appreciate this one — learned first hand by yours-truly, the hard way.