Outdoors with Kids in Chehalem Valley: walking around town

The other day, my five-year-old son and I wanted to go to the library after we dropped off our car to my husband. We were in downtown Newberg, OR, a little over a mile from home, and we'd have to walk home if we didn't want a ride right then. K said he was up for it. …

Outdoors with Kids in Chehalem Valley: Harvey Creek Trail

As spring begins and it's possible to get outside more often without freezing or getting soaked to the bone, I've been trying to spend more time outside with my kids. Therefore, I'm starting a new series here called "Outdoors with Kids in Chehalem Valley." If you have ideas for other nearby places to go, let …

Environmental History of a Community Garden:
 Getting to Know the Land that Sustains Us

Tomorrow, February 23, 2016, I'll be giving a talk based on environmental history research I did about the land on which the George Fox University Community Garden used to reside. I'll be speaking to the Newberg Historical Society and any others who want to attend, and it will be held at the Chehalem Cultural Center at 7pm. …

Hope

I embarked on my journey toward a PhD in environmental studies in the summer of 2014. With a background in psychology and theology, this academic trajectory perhaps does not look like a straight line, but to me it makes perfect sense. I grew up hearing stories of Quaker ministers who stood up courageously for the social justice …