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Restaurants to check out on your visit to Bend

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Rockin’ Dave’s Bagel Bistro & Catering Co. This is where to start if you’re in Bend at breakfast time. All the breads and pastries are made fresh daily, and they try to ensure that all foods on the menu are fresh and local. Whatever you get for breakfast, whether it’s a breakfast burrito or a [...]

Groups call for buffer zones in pesticide use

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Several public advocacy groups held a rally today against pesticides at the Wayne Morse Free Speech Plaza during the Saturday Market. Pitchfork Rebellion, an anti-pesticide group from the Triangle Lake area, and Standing Together to Outlaw Pesticides (STOP), an Oregon advocacy alliance working to stop pesticide spraying, organized "Occupy This! Rally for Pesticide Justice and Jobs!" The event called for banning aerial spraying of pesticides near homes and schools, creating a buffer zone to protect people's health.

Hydroponics for the indoor gardener

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If you have the winter blues and are longing for the beginning of the spring gardening season, consider hydroponic gardening. Hydroponics is the science of growing plants without soil and brings gardening indoors for anyone regardless of space or resource limitations.

Down to Earth’s Expansion a Sign Of Changing Times

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The local small business managed to grow during recent hard economic times due to increasing interest in backyard gardening as a means of saving money

Time Travel and the Sustainable Neighborhood

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With the first sip we were no longer standing in the man cave, amplifiers humming and instruments beckoning us up on stage. The years dropped away from our faces, our eyes brightened, wrinkles turned to smiles. Time travel.

Winter Green Farm: A New Face at the Market, an Old Hand at Organic Farming

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If you're a Lane County Farmer's Market regular, you might have noticed a new farm in business this year. But don't think that Winter Green Farm is new to organics - they've been farming in the Eugene area for decades, and are now back peddling produce at the Saturday Market for the first time in eight years.

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