Winter Musings

“The mind is more comfortable in a landscaped park because it has been planned through thought; it has not grown organically. There is an order here that the mind can understand. In the forest, there is an incomprehensible order that to the mind looks like chaos. It...
Dirt by Rah

Dirt by Rah

DIRT. Today, I want to talk about dirt. I love working with dirt. It’s a beautiful medium. It’s alive, it’s malleable, it’s constantly changing in familiar ways, it sticks when you need it and loosens up with a ruffling. I’ve been an artist of an infinite number of...

Fall Musings

“The traditional ecological knowledge of indigenous harvesters is rich in prescriptions for sustainability. They are found in Native science and philosophy, in the lifeways and practices, but most of all in stories, the ones that are told to help restore balance, to...

Winter check-in!

Usually, I blog about a subject or specific plant or project, but this winter I am going to write a check-in. More of a… here’s what I’m up do. Education: I have a wonderful on-going project with Oregon Food Bank that was started this past fall with my PSU capstone...

Summer Fun

Beautiful color for summer blooms! Black eyed Susans, a lovely bright flower for perennial flower beds. Watering is critical during hot weather, mulch helps and drip irrigation systems save water and time.