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Encountering Microbiomes in the Garden

Your garden soil contains millions to billions of individual microorganisms, including bacteria, fungi, viruses, and archaea, representing tens of thousands of different microbial species. Humans evolved for millenia in the presence of these environmental microbes associated with vegetation, soil, water, … Continue reading

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Happy 50th Anniversary of Earth Day

Today is the 50th anniversary of earth day. I am almost as old as earth day (I will turn 50, next February), and am finding myself in a reflective mood. Ever since I was a child, I have been fascinated … Continue reading

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Sharing my Story – Angelee Calder

Hello Blog Readers! I am writing here to share my story! Possibly also to toot my horn a bit. I am extremely proud of what I have been up to lately! In the Lab… I joined this lab through the … Continue reading

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PolliNation Podcast and Lab Update

If you love bees, and you have not yet subscribed to PolliNation, you’re missing out! OSU Professor and PolliNation podcast host, Andony Melathopolous, does a wonderful job assembling a diverse array of guests to talk all things pollinator. Aaron Anderson … Continue reading

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Webinar on Willamette Valley Native Plants and Pollinators

Aaron’s webinar on his Ph.D. research has been posted on YouTube. He highlights some really interesting results from his 2017 and 2018 field seasons, including recommendations for what to plant, if you are interested in attracting native bees to your … Continue reading

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Do Gardeners Like the Same Flowers as Bees?

In 2017 and 2018, Aaron and Lucas took weekly counts of bees on their native plant plots. Aaron has summarized the data for 2017 (below) according to bee morpho-type. The morphotype categories are the same general categories that have been … Continue reading

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First Bee List from Native Plant Study

We are so lucky that Lincoln Best has been in Oregon, supporting the work of the Oregon Bee Atlas. Linc was kind enough to take a look at Aaron’s bees, before going back to Canada. Aaron is currently taking a … Continue reading

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Upcoming Webinars Feature Garden Ecology Lab Research

If you are interested in hearing more about our research, please consider sitting in on one of the upcoming webinars we are presenting, as part of the Advanced Training Series for Master Gardeners, organized by OSU Extension Faculty Member, Brooke … 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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Master Gardener Input Needed!

We are soliciting Master Gardener feedback on the attractiveness of the native wildflowers that Aaron Anderson is studying for pollinator plantings. More detail on the study can be found at: http://blogs.oregonstate.edu/gardenecologylab/native-plants-2/ As we mention, not only are we interested in … Continue reading

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