- Native Plants, Fruit Trees
- Veggie Starts, Seeds
- Soil, Tools, House Plants
- Climate-resilient Plants
- Chicken Feed, Gift Shop
- Food Forest, Garden Bed
- Native Ecoscape, Ecolawn
- Rain Garden, Stormwater Facility
- Regenerative, Permaculture
- Residential, Commercial
We are a worker-owned cooperative. Our team has decades of experience. We aim to be a one-stop shop for all your ecological gardening, homesteading, and landscaping needs, for residential, commercial, and public land.
Our slogan is “For People and Planet“, which reflects our triple-bottom-line mission. This means we strive to create social and ecological benefits as much as, or more than financial benefit. Click here to learn more about us.
We use the Regenerative Ecological Paradigm to ensure our landscaping, retail, and internal operations align with our mission. Click here to learn what that means, and why it’s better than sustainable or organic practice.
COBID Certified Women-owned (#13298)
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Gardening Tips and Landscape Portfolio
You probably have already read about how ecological maintenance is different from conventional maintenance. If not, here’s a quick introduction. Below are some pictures that our maintenance crew took this year on some of the properties we maintenance. Check them out!
Rain garden is one of our favorite ecological landscapes. It’s essentially a large dent in the soil of a landscape. It can contain native plants that grow in wetter soil. It can also contain gravels, stones, sand, and other pervious materials. The goal of a rain garden is to collect as much rain water as…
The last few years have been marked by the single largest increase in gardening within our lifetimes. As more people stayed at home, they found ways to transform their living spaces into home grown food. Even with people returning to the office and schools, many are still maintaining their gardens, whether that’s in their yards,…
Hey plant people of Portland, Oregon! We’ve got a question for you: Do you want to create a yard that will attract more butterflies, bees, birds, and other wildlife? If your answer is yes, you are not alone! In 2022, 1 in 3 US adults bought plants specifically to help wildlife. A significant increase from…
As a value driven company, serving community causes is a built into the framework of SymbiOp. One Friday a month, our garden shop donates 10% of sales to a local nonprofit, such as the Native American Youth and Family Center (NAYA) and Afro Village PDX, and on July 29th we will be supporting Wild Diversity….
SymbiOp arose from a one-person landscaping company with more clients than it could handle when COVID-19 hit. Expansion dreams weren’t new, but the timeline was. As the co-founders watched friends lose jobs during the pandemic, informal talks became business plans. And with that, SymbiOp, a worker-owned ecological landscaping cooperative focused on regenerative practices, was born…….