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SymbiOp got covered by The Oregonian, the largest newspaper in Oregon!

Sustainable, organic farming has been the standard practice of nature-conscious gardeners for decades. But there’s a new/old approach to landscaping and gardening in town, and it has a just-opened home on Powell Boulevard in Southeast Portland. Regenerative ecological gardening, which takes the sustainable mantra of “do no harm” and advances it to “do no harm …

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Indigenous Friday Fundraiser for NAYA Instead of Black Friday on Nov 26, 2021

November is Native American Heritage Month. Ditch Black Friday and join SymbiOp Garden Shop, a worker-owned ecological garden shop, to fundraise for the Native American Youth and Family Center (NAYA) on Nov 26. 10% of the total sales will be donated to NAYA. SymbiOp is the largest eco gift shop and eco plant shop in …

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Beyond Sustainability, Beyond Organic – Why We Prefer Regenerative Ecological Design Over Sustainable Design at SymbiOp

Over the past few decades, you probably have heard a lot about “sustainable system design” or just “sustainable design”. You’ve heard people designing sustainable gardens, designing sustainable communities, sustainable businesses, maybe even designing larger sustainable systems like cities, agriculture, and economy. On the other hand, you probably haven’t heard much about regenerative design. Or maybe …

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Eco-lawns Take Two Years to Break Even with Savings from Mowing and Watering

Transitioning from a traditional grass lawn to an eco-lawn can seem like a daunting task. Inevitably, the question of cost comes up. So let’s talk about how the up-front costs of eco-lawn fair with their long-term financial and ecological benefits. The biggest financial savings of an eco-lawn are in maintenance costs. A traditional lawn needs …

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