Generalizations about local


From Garden Center's Daily Dirt:

Oregon nurseries adopt sustainable techniques

Oregon growers are making efforts to incorporate environmentally sustainable
growing practices into their businesses, reported. A 12-member task force of growers,
retailers and wholesalers met for the first time last week to begin mapping out
a multiyear effort to develop greener business practices and satisfy growing
consumer demand in sustainable agriculture. "Some people back East are already
suggesting that it's more sustainable to buy locally than from a distant West
Coast supplier," said John Aguirre, executive director of the Oregon Association
of Nurseries. "We know that isn't necessarily

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Susan Harris

Susan’s a garden writer, teacher and activist in the Washington, D.C. area. Co-founder of GardenRant, she also wrote for national gardening magazines and independent garden centers before retiring in 2014. Now she has time for these projects:

  • Founding and now managing the pro-science educational nonprofit GOOD GARDENING VIDEOS that finds and promotes the best videos on YouTube for teaching people to garden.
  • Creating and managing DC GARDENS, the nonprofit campaign to promote the public gardens of the Washington, D.C. area, and gardening by locals.
  • Creating and editing the community website GREENBELT ONLINE to serve her adopted hometown of Greenbelt, Maryland (a “New Deal Utopia” founded in 1937).
  • Also in Greenbelt, MD, writing the e-newsletter and serving on the Board of Directors for the cooperatively-owned music and arts venue and restaurant called the NEW DEAL CAFE.

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