SUSTAINABLE GARDENING IN THE CITY with Community and Urban Horticulturalist Weston Miller


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Mon, 04/26/2010 - 12:00am
How our relationship to food can help or hinder our efforts to create a sustainable community.

It's time to plant your garden. This week on Locus Focus we look at how our relationship to food can help or hinder our efforts to create a sustainable community and lessen the impacts of climate change. With guest Weston Miller, the community and urban horticulturist with the OSU Extension Service for the Clackamas County and Metro Area, we talk about why learning to feed ourselves is an important part of creating sustainable and resilient communities. We also get some practical advice about what a sustainable garden looks like and learn how to plant a garden that uses minimal water, enhances wildlife habitat and can also produce good things to eat.

Weston Miller serves as Community and Urban Horticulture Faculty for Oregon State University Extension Service.  His job is to educate about and promote stable and resilient food systems and ecological landscapes in the tri-county Portland metro area.  Weston has been a small-scale farmer, landscaper, and high school teacher before starting taking his position with OSU Extension Service in 2007.  He lives in SW Portland with his wife and 2 young sons where he likes to garden and hike.

To learn more about sustainable gardening, classes and workshops:

Multnomah County Food Summit, Saturday, May 1

Metro Master Gardeners

Metro Natural Gardens

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