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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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