How One Portland Organization Uses School Gardens to Plant Seeds of Confidence

In front of Powell Butte Elementary School, on the east side of Portland, Oregon, is a transformed patch of concrete. In a plot no bigger than 20 feet long, there are rosemary bushes planted next to grapes that hang off a curved trellis. A patch with the three sisters (corn, squash and beans) butts up … Read more

10 Drought-Tolerant Crops to Plant Amid Water Scarcity

Water scarcity is a growing concern. Lack of water from long, recurring droughts is increasingly dominating the food and agriculture. It’s driven up the cost of groceries and put a dent in farmers’ yields. According to NASA scientists, the past two decades have been some of the driest conditions on record. And recent data from … Read more