Holistic Gardening

Holistic Gardening

Background

The program started in 2007 to manage invasive plant species and has expanded in the Portland Metro area to include over 670 acres across 3000 properties.  It is a great example of how conservation efforts can begin in one’s own backyard but affect the ecosystem on a much larger scale.

Methods

  • Sheet mulch
  • Hugelkulture
  • Use of berm (raised land contours)
  • Living mulches, cover crops
  • Wood chips, bark mulch
  • Rain garden

Reading List

Plant List:

  • Vine maple
  • Red-twig dogwood
  • Sambucus (elderberry)
  • Mock Orange
  • Ceanothus
  • High bush cranberry
  • Red currant
  • Tree guild
  • Oregon grape, salad,
    kinnickinick, snowberry
  • Wild strawberry,
    stonecrop
    Wild camas, oxalis
  • Flowers, bulbs: daisies,
    bee balm, iris, and many
    ornamental PNW
    favorites
  • Native and ornamental
    grasses

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