I LOVE Eugene, Oregon
June 16, 2015 by solarbeez
Where else would you see a sign like this?
Long Live the Bees! My daughter sent me this photo as seen on one of her walks in the “Friendly Street” neighborhood. When I visited Eugene, I made an effort to find out the story of the sign.
The kids who live here attend the school where Jen Hornaday has donated a bee hive as a school project. In learning about bees, the kids have found out about their importance in nature, importance to our food supply, and how important it is to grow gardens in a poison-free environment.
Hence the sign.
Friendly Street, Eugene, Oregon.
In walking through the Friendly Street neighborhood, I noticed quite a few gardens in front yards.
This is Scott’s garden. I was particularly impressed by his ambitious poles for pole beans. I wonder how he will pick the beans at the top.
Scott pointed out another of his creations entitled “Coyote eating garden gnome,” sculpted during a wild creative evening of gin.
The blue flowers are Black Cumin. Black Cumin seeds are some of the most revered medicinal seeds in history. Photo Credit to Crow Feather Farm, Eugene, OR.
I wanted to ask the owner about the solar panels array, but I was taken by all the flowers and time was short. Photo credit to Crow Feather Farm, Eugene, OR.
I need a sign like this. Photo credit to Crow Feather Farm, Eugene, OR.
George explained while this is his garden, he shares space with the kids down the street who tend the squash.
Carmella’s corner lot garden.
This one year old is intent on one thing only…getting the sweetness out of the strawberry.
This is Jim’s front yard. He apologized for the fence, but he says it keeps the deer out. I can relate.
Where does the Friendly Street go? To the Friendly Park, of course, which is how I discovered this lovely neighborhood when my daughter walked us to it.
Other reasons to like Eugene…
…Beyond Toxics is located in Eugene. Beyond Toxics works to guarantee environmental protections and health for all communities and residents;
Sam Bonds Brewery, just celebrated the first anniversary of the Tasting Room Opening;
Eugene Bike trails are quite extensive; and it’s a great place to live.