Outdoors with Kids in Chehalem Valley: Hoover Park

K and I spent Thursday afternoon fixing up our bike tires: we had a flat on my bike and the bike trailer. Since he's really too big for the bike trailer now, that one had been sitting there flat for several months, since he usually rides the tag-along bike now. But without my own bike's …

Outdoors with Kids in Chehalem Valley: Gettman Loop Trail

I took a study/grading break and K and I went for a little walk/hike around the Gettman Loop Trail. This one really only counts as a walk (since it's short and doesn't really get out in un-manicured areas for most of the time), but it was fun, especially since it's right here in town. It …

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. …