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Regenerative Garden Planted in Corvallis’ Central Park
Owen Dell | December 29, 2020

“The world gives us so very much. It gives us our life. All of our neighbors — the ants, spiders, salmon, geese, sharks, seals, cottonwoods, chestnuts — are doing the real work of keeping this planet going. Isn’t it time we did our share?” –Derrick Jensen, from “Endgame: Resistance” The WVRLC is always on the

Book Review: The Death and Life of Great American Cities
Owen Dell | April 24, 2020

This is probably the most revered book on urban planning ever written, and is considered in fact one of the best books of any kind of the last hundred years.

Healthy Soil Helps the Planet! Part 5
Erik Swartzendruber | December 9, 2019

Welcome to the Willamette Valley Regenerative Landscape Coalition Soil Carbon Blog series! The opinions, beliefs and viewpoints expressed by the author of this five-part blog series do not necessarily reflect the opinions, beliefs and viewpoints of Benton Soil & Water Conservation District representatives. Part 5: Limits to soil carbon sequestration There is understandable hype about

Healthy Soil Helps the Planet! Part 4
Erik Swartzendruber | October 21, 2019

Welcome to the Willamette Valley Regenerative Landscape Coalition Soil Carbon Blog series! The opinions, beliefs and viewpoints expressed by the author of this five-part blog series do not necessarily reflect the opinions, beliefs and viewpoints of Benton Soil & Water Conservation District representatives. Part 4: Increasing organic matter levels more quickly In science class, many

What Has Your Garden Been Doing Lately?
Owen Dell | June 14, 2019

Even if your garden is small, it’s helping to regulate the climate.

Healthy Soil Helps the Planet! Part 3
Erik Swartzendruber | June 11, 2019

Welcome to the Willamette Valley Regenerative Landscape Coalition Soil Carbon Blog series! The opinions, beliefs and viewpoints expressed by the author of this five-part blog series do not necessarily reflect the opinions, beliefs and viewpoints of Benton Soil & Water Conservation District representatives. Part 3: Making organic matter stay in the soil       

Healthy Soil Helps the Planet! Part 2
Erik Swartzendruber | June 11, 2019

Welcome to the Willamette Valley Regenerative Landscape Coalition Soil Carbon Blog series! The opinions, beliefs and viewpoints expressed by the author of this five-part blog series do not necessarily reflect the opinions, beliefs and viewpoints of Benton Soil & Water Conservation District representatives.   Part 2: Root exudates          In the first

Healthy Soil Helps the Planet! Part 1
Erik Swartzendruber | June 11, 2019

Welcome to the Willamette Valley Regenerative Landscape Coalition Soil Carbon Blog series! The opinions, beliefs and viewpoints expressed by the author of this five-part blog series do not necessarily reflect the opinions, beliefs and viewpoints of Benton Soil & Water Conservation District representatives. Part 1: Introduction to Soil Carbon Sequestration Improving soil and solving climate

What About Gravel Mulch?
Erik Swartzendruber | January 11, 2019

One of the trendier ways to deal with landscape beds is to cover the soil with rocks. I’ve seen quite a few of these beds popping up around town. Customers of mine have have been asking about mulching with gravel because they have the idea that it’s more environmentally friendly. But is gravel much really

clusters of plants packed tightly in a garden with stones
Regenerative Landscaping
Teresa Matteson | January 11, 2019

Healthy soils capture and filter water, recycle nutrients from decomposing organic matter, resist wind and water erosion, and grow more vigorous plants. Use these soil-friendly management practices to increase soil carbon.

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