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Food Forest / Edible Garden Starter Packs for the Pacific Northwest

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, […]

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A national magazine, Garden Center, ran a great story about SymbiOp!

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.

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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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