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GREEN THUMB: Flora Grubb on Urban Garden Experiments

Flora Grubb

The creator of innovative San Francisco plant nursery Flora Grubb Gardens came to Portland last weekend to share tales from the frontier of micro-gardening, vertical gardening and even gardening (albeit unintentional) for the urban nudist community.

The foliage fashionista's city gardens must co...   More
Friday, February 4, 2011 by Sarah E. Smith

Harriet Fasenfest A Householder’s Guide To The Universe

The new book by Harriet Fasenfest, A Householder’s Guide to the Universe (Tin House, 400 pages, $16.95), is like a thick slice of rhubarb pie. Tart, saucy, colorful, perhaps an acquired taste, b ...   More
Wednesday, November 17, 2010 Sarah E. Smith

Magic Dust

A cult feed store fertilizes Portland’s urban farming obsession.

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It was not what you expect in a party gift. Hundreds of guests showed up this spring for Plant Nerd Night, the hot-ticket event on the Portland gardening calendar. Some arrived hours early to camp out ...   More
Wednesday, June 23, 2010 Sarah E. Smith

Spin Class

Unleash the lean, mean harvesting machine within.

The founders of an urban-farming technique called SPIN are unveiling a spinoff in Portland this weekend, tweaking their nano-scaled farms down even further so their practices can be borrowed by backya ...   More
Wednesday, May 7, 2008 Sarah E. Smith
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