Members of the Association of Professional Landscape Designers are in Portland, starting today, for their national conference.
Chemeketa Community College has announced several classes in horticulture, landscaping and agribusiness on its fall schedule. Among them are classes on growing media, green roofs/green walls, ecological design for water treatment, urban applications in ecological horticulture, and more. Check out the offerings on Chemeketa’s Hort Department Web page (scroll down to see fall classes).
The Associated Landscape Contractors of Colorado launched their new Web site with a list of the top 10 trends in landscaping, which you can read in this Word document. Among the entries: edibles, staycations, going green, shade trees, gardens as therapy.
The Oregon Association of Nurseries, and numerous other green industry trade groups, are getting behind the Green Communities Act, a federal bill introduced recently by U.S. Rep. Alyson Schwartz (D-Penn.). The bill would direct the U.S. Department of Commerce to award matching grants to up to 80 municipalities towards improving their “green infrastructure.” This could […]
The Oregon State University Extension Service has created a new tool that helps gardeners and farmers in the Willamette Valley assess their soil quality. And best of all, it’s free. The Soil Quality Card can be downloaded from www.tinyurl.com/goodsoil. PDF copies are free; physical sets of 25 can be ordered for $8 each. According to […]
Duane Kelly, chairman of Salmon Bay Events, made an announcement this morning that surprised many people in the industry — that the Northwest Flower & Garden Show in Seattle, and the San Francisco Flower & Garden Show, will both end with their 2009 editions, unless he can find a buyer for them. From the official […]
Chemeketa Community College has announced its spring offerings in horticulture, landscaping and pesticides. Registration begins March 10 and spring term runs March 30-June 12. New courses include “Identification of Herbaceous Plants 1,” “Nursery and Greenhouse Business Management,” “Success in the Nursery and Greenhouse Workplace,” and “Hop Cultivation.” To see the full listing of offerings, browse […]