When the co-founders of SymbiOp incorporated their green landscaping business in March 2020, they did not plan to have a retail store the following year. But call it luck, fate or business sense, that’s what happened when the co-op’s new worker-owned garden store opened in southeast Portland on October 1,Read More →

For this week’s In the Garden, Sharon Meyer and Charlie Nardozzi discuss how to shop safely at garden centers and greenhouses during the pandemic. Sharon: Charlie we’re here! It’s garden season again, but it’s different – it’s very different now with COVID-19, so there are different rules. What have youRead More →

Landscaping, nursery and garden center workers are considered non-essential workers and will not be exempt under the March 27 update to Governor Tim’s COVID-19 emergency order Walz. Yet the overall impact of the current closure of local garden centers, nurseries and landscapers is unclear. “It’s far too early to tell,”Read More →

MADYSON WINN Laura Tetley, Tammy Behm and Laura Caldie bring Maypop Coffee & Garden Shop to Webster Groves in May. Anyone who gardens knows how coffee grounds benefit certain types of plants. However, three local entrepreneurs are taking this idea to a whole new level with their future concept, MaypopRead More →