Outdoors with Kids in the Chehalem Valley: the 4T Trail

Over spring break, my kids and I decided to try the 4T Trail around Portland. 4T stands for train, trail, tram, and trolley, and it's a loop that takes you on a trail starting near the Oregon Zoo, up to Council Crest and across to Oregon Health Sciences University, where you catch the Portland Aerial …

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. …