Category: Homegrown

The Starting Point

The Starting Point

Food should be free, and it is when you grow it yourself. Even better is when your neighbors also grow food and everyone can share in the bounty.   My husband Paul and I moved to Salem, OR from Southern California in September of 2016, and purchased a home on a 1/4 acre. That’s a […]

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Welcome to Home Grown

Welcome to Home Grown

My husband and I moved to Salem Oregon from Long Beach, CA in late 2016 because we longed for a different lifestyle. We loved Southern California, where we were both born and raised, but as we got older, we started wanting things we could never have in Los Angeles. We longed for open green space, […]

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Things I’ve noticed about living in Oregon that are different from living in Southern California

Things I’ve noticed about living in Oregon that are different from living in Southern California

Moving to another state is scary for anyone, especially when its really different from the state you’re leaving. I was born and raised in southern California so my frame of reference was really narrow. Sun, more sun, drought, beaches, surfing, all foods available all year around, lots of citrus and every restaurant delivers. There is […]

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Why You Should Have Indoor Plants

Why You Should Have Indoor Plants

Houseplants are one of the best ways to bring the outdoors inside and to reap the benefits they offer. Even if you’re not an outdoor gardener, having houseplants is a practical and engaging way to feel more connected to your space and to help with focus, concentration and memory. Really. The U.S. Library of Medicine […]

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