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Pre-2020 Showcase #4: Edible Herbal Front Yard with a Raspberry Arbor Fence

This was a native front yard renovation for a client who was an herbalist and had a young family. It required a deep weeding of invasive Italian Arum and blackberries, sheet mulching, and planting of native woodland species. There are edible and medicinal species for their family to use as well as a pathway made …

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Happy New Year! Miscellaneous Edible Landscapes, Rain Gardens, and Nativescapes in 2020

Here are a few pictures of small projects we have done this year. We usually like to showcase big projects on separates posts, but it made more sense to bundle up the smaller projects into a single post. 2020 has been a difficult year for everyone, including the workers at SymbiOp. At the same time, …

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Handmade Repurposed Planter Fences, Raise Beds, and Stonescapes at Hygiene4All

Hygiene4All is a houseless-led Portland nonprofit dedicated to create community hygiene, sanitation, and safety hubs for our houseless neighbors. SymbiOp was tasked to build planters, fences, raise beds, and stonescapes for this particular hub so that the space is not only safe but also beautiful. As usual, we gave this project our non-profit discount.

Budding Native Woodland-scape with Mini-Stonehenge Borders in Woodstock

This client wanted us to help them get the Backyard Habitat Certification, and we know exactly what to do! The site had grass lawns for their front and back yard. We sheet mulched some of the lawn and installed baby native woodland plants such as Ferns, Snowberries, Oregon grape, Wild Strawberries, Yarrow, Lupine, Oxalis, Wild …

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Bountiful Food Forest of Eden with Ecolawn and Hugelkultur in Foster-Powell

This project is probably the most dear to our heart, not only because some of our workers live here, but also because it best represents our mission – creating landscapes that are good for the people and the planet. Here’s a video of just a quarter of the yard: We installed 17 fruit trees, 5 …

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