Category Archives: urban soils

Link to ‘Garden(er) Microbiome’ Webinar Recording

Thanks to all who signed up for the ‘Citizen Science in the Garden!: Studying the Garden(er) Microbiome’ webinar. The webinar recording can be found below, or via THIS LINK. If you are interested in participating in this project, please leave … Continue reading

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Meet Mykl Nelson; Urban Agriculture Instructor at OSU

My name is Mykl Nelson, a world citizen intent on feeding the globe.                   The first distinct connection to food I remember was in the late 90s while living in İzmir, Turkey. … Continue reading

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Urban Garden Soils Study Update

It has been a busy summer in the Garden Ecology Lab! Mykl Nelson successfully defended his thesis on urban garden soils, and graduated with a M.S. in Horticulture this past June. Gail, Aaron, and Mykl all shared their research results … Continue reading

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Urban Soils Update, May 2018

Urban agriculture has received a lot of attention over the past decade, as more folks are looking to localize their food supply, reduce food miles, and/or exert greater control over their food. Urban agriculture, however, brings a distinct set of … Continue reading

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Garden Ecology Lab News, January 2018

It’s been a busy month in the Garden Ecology Lab. Gail’s manuscript on bees in home and community gardens has been published in Acta Hort. Briefly, the results of this literature review are that: 213 species of bee have been collected … Continue reading

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Studying Urban Garden Soils

  This post is modified from a submission from Michael Nelson. It details lessons learned from his survey of garden soils, across Corvallis, Oregon, and the Portland Metropolitan area.  In September 2017, Michael sampled soils from about 25 gardens. These … Continue reading

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