We feed the earth and it feeds us. We clear the land and build structures. Time passes, change and decay occur; nature returns. Creative reuse of old materials completes the cycle, saving energy and reducing waste.Abundant Nature provides food and forage for humans and wildlife in a natural system that is easy care and self-supporting. It reflects the canopy layers found in the forest, and weaves urban objects into a magical setting.
Welcome the fairies and nature spirits that celebrate their partnership with people sharing mutual respect. The impermanence of our activities results in an imperfect beauty. That is nature!
The talk of the town
Lovers of sustainable and organic gardening and fans of edible gardens have been talking and writing about our garden, Abundant Nature: An Enchanted Food Forest, for some time now.
Below are three reviews of the garden. The first is written by Jeanne DeBenedetti Keyes for The Rainy Side Gardener Blog. The second is published on Plant Talk the blog of garden writer Valerie Easton. Last is by Jennifer Davis from the Rainy Day Gardener Blog talking about her favorite parts of the show. Take a few minutes to read one or all of them. You won’t regret it.
If you want to learn how to make that cool bark edging on the raised beds at the show, check out this article by Kym Pokorny
A Collaboration Between Four Award-Winning Portland Designers
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Earth-Friendly Gardens. Year-Round Interest
Participate in a collaborative process with a creative garden artist, as we integrate your garden into your home and life. My experience and vision will be used to interpret your desires and transform your land into a garden environment for healthy living and inspiration.
Connecting People With Nature
The heart of River City Gardens is Kathryn Leech, APLD, a Certified Landscape Designer with many years experience in all aspects of garden design.
Ecologically Sound Landscape Solutions
ANNIEBAM, is a licensed landscape contractor With over 15 years of Landscape design, project management, estimating and installation experience. She’s an Oregon Tilth accredited Landcare Professional.
Bringing Nature Into Our Lives
We also collaborate with community groups, providing project management expertise and guidance on grass-roots endeavors to create community gardens, native habitats, rain gardens and nature play areas.
talented and creative individuals.
Read more about each of them as you Meet the Team »