Planting Beneath the Surface

The Summer Reading program, Planting Beneath the Surface, featured four different activities for the teens to participate in. The kids were required to listen to instructions and be creative. Making a plantable bookmark required getting your hands messy. One tablespoon of soupy paper mush was spread on a screen where the kids pressed as much […]

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Japanese Garden in Portland, Oregon

Portland has a climate similar to Japan which makes Portland an ideal city for a Japanese garden. When you enter a Japanese garden the desired effect is to have a sense of peace, harmony, tranquility and feeling apart of nature. Three of the essential elements are stone, the bones of the landscape; water, the life-giving […]

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No Military Working Dog Left Behind

  Between 1964 and 1973 around 4,000 war dogs and 10,000 handlers were deployed to defend South Vietnam from an invasion from North Vietnam. The success of the war dogs and handlers helped reduce the enemy’s capacity for suprise attacks. This result was the enemy placed a price tag on the heads of the war […]

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Roma, the Hound Dog

This story is told by Roma, Steve Madden’s beloved dog. We have a chair that is magic. If I sit on it, you come back, always. This ratty old chair was pulled out of the dumpster when you were living in student housing and had no money for furniture. Every time you leave you say, […]


Nails with Bling

Rainbow, butterflies or daisies painted on your fingernails? Maybe you would like to experiment with bright blue or sparkly red nail polish – or both. We have the supplies; you bring your imagination. When: Monday, April 22 Time: 3:30-4:30 pm Where: The Edge Who: 11-18 years         Share On Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest

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Tips for Small Gardens

There are many tricks to make a small yard seem larger. Place bold, bright colors in the front to catch attention. The landscape beyond will appear to recede making the yard appear larger. This small back yard has lots of shrubs which blocks out the view beyond. This gives a feeling of coziness. The small scale […]