The Garden as Art

The Garden as Art

“Art is a stimulator of consciousness. When we bring art into our daily lives, it helps us rise above our mundane existence to experience visions—both our own and those inspired in others. Gardens, too, are works of art. Every garden is a masterpiece, whether it is a...

Cultivating A Sense of Place

Claire Sawyers in “The Authentic Garden,” (2007) explores the following five principles that she states “help instill a sense of authenticity.” The five principles are: 1. Capture the sense of place; 2, Derive beauty from function; 3. Use...

Mid-Winter Quote

Each of us with our tiny plots of earth is part of a much larger community. Our soil is a portion of an enormous colony of living organisms that reside with particles of minerals and organic matter to cloak the globe. Growing plants links each of us to gardeners and...
Learning Gardens Laboratory

Learning Gardens Laboratory

The learning garden laboratory is located in SE Portland. A collaboration of many agencies including: Portland Public Schools, Portland State University and Oregon State University, City of Portland and Green Thumb. This 12 acre facility hosts an annual harvest...