Sustainable Table: All About Alpacas

JACKSONVILLE, Ore., — From beginning to end, alpacas are the poster animal for sustainability. There are 26 alpacas on Rolling Hills Alpaca Farm outside of Jacksonville. Owner Jeanne Davidian spins her fair share of the fiber from her herd, but come June most of what’s known as the “first cuttings” will make the short trip … Continue reading »

Dentist Office Goes Green

ASHLAND, Ore. — Monday, a new dentist office opened in Ashland, and the owner says the next time you come in for a check-up, you can go green. White Dental Studio is southern Oregon’s first Eco-Dentistry certified practice and one of few between Portland and the Bay Area. The practice saw its first patient Monday … Continue reading »

Sustainable Table: Juicing 101

MEDFORD, Ore. — Getting all the recommended fruits and vegetables in each day can be a challenge, especially if they aren’t something you crave…but despite some people’s aversion to them, fruits and veggies pack incredible nutrients that can be hard to find anywhere else. Everything in your local produce department can be juiced, but the … Continue reading »

Growers Applications Available Online

MEDFORD, Ore. — The Rogue Valley Growers and Crafters Market is accepting applications for new members. Farmers and vendors from Jackson, Josephine or Siskiyou County can apply now through January 31st. You can apply to be a vendor online here.

Health Employees Warn About Air Quality

MEDFORD, Ore. — Public Health employees say the haze that has covered Southern Oregon this week has been causing worse air quality. Jackson County Public Health said Tuesday was a “red” day for wood burning, meaning that you cannot use a wood stove that puts out smoke from your chimney. Doctors say the current air … Continue reading »

Sustainable Table: Pumpkin Possibilities

ASHLAND, Ore. — It’s orderly chaos at the Ashland Co-Op’s Kitchen, as Tiazza Rose and her sous chefs prep for pumpkins. The “Cooking with Pumpkin” class is one of dozens at the Co-Op each year, offering the tips and tools to help people sustain themselves. “I think it’s the fact that people have never done … Continue reading »

EV Company Goes Bankrupt

MEDFORD, Ore. – Three years ago, car charging company ECOtality said it wanted to electrify Oregon highways. It partnered with local companies, was praised by state leaders, and, most importantly, received more than $100 million to get the job done. Thousands of electric-vehicle charging stations were planned, and the entire project was hailed as a … Continue reading »

In the Garden: Fall Leaves

OSU Master Gardener Rhianna Simes joins us in the garden to talk about mulching with leaves. Here’s some of Rhianna’s suggestions: Add fallen leaves to raised beds, gardens, and around trees/shrubs to feed the worms, retain moisture, and protect the soil from rain and cold temperatures. Keep the leaf piles at least 3 inches away … Continue reading »

In the Garden: Tomatoes for Next Year

MEDFORD, Ore. — As you plan next year’s garden, it’s time to start thinking about tomatoes. OSU Master Gardener Jane Moyer discusses the difference between heirloom and hybrid tomatoes in planning for next year’s garden. Heirloom tomatoes are open-pollinated (pollinated by wind, birds, insects, but not by mechanical means), the seeds replicate the parent plant; … Continue reading »

In the Garden: Starting Perennial Seeds

MEDFORD, Ore. — Even though the temperatures are cooling, you can still do some gardening. OSU Master Gardener Jane Moyer joins us In the Garden to talk about perennial seeds. The method featured below works for starting perennial and hardy annual seeds in the fall for spring planting. It can also be used in the … Continue reading »

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