40 days to 15

It’s 3/29/15, my 39th birthday weekend (day before my birthday). I’m in the car with my husband, Eric, headed to Astoria to spend the night and relax. Eric and I recently ran the Shamrock 15k, which we do annually in an attempt to offset the damage of the Portland winter to the body and soul….

The Garden as a Community Builder

My garden is modest. We live on a standard city plot with about 3,000 sf of space available for planting. The south side of the house happens to sit in the most public corner of the plot,¬†on the street-side which receives alot of passing¬†cyclists and pedestrians. Because it’s such a small amount of space in…

Potato cage harvest day. Results? Meh.

Knowing how much my husband enjoys potatoes, this year I set out to grow a whole bunch of different varieties, having had success with potatoes on my Portland lot in past years. This spring I set out to try “potato cages,” chicken wire circles of potatoes seeds in which you top with dirt as the…