Category: FYI

So You Want to Start a Garden, Huh?

Words by Skyla Patton Did you know Eugene was the number one ranked city for urban farming by Redfin Real Estate News in 2016? As the weather gets warmer, the clouds start to disappear and the flowers start to bloom, leaving those of us with green thumbs a little twitchy. Whether you’re a newbie to the home agriculture scene or a seasoned Yard Crasher, the spotting of green sprouts pushing above ground is equally exciting. Check out these tips on starting your first garden, how to grow easy plants as a first-timer and even a few suggestions on where to head if you don’t have a luscious backyard that’s suited to gardening. BONUS FACT (include this anywhere on the spread): Perennials come back every Spring after completing their seasonal cycle, whereas Annuals die after their blooms have finished. Start-Up Garden Tips   Pick Your Plot Wisely   If you’re starting in your backyard or in a few miscellaneous pots you found at a garage sale, the rule is the same: location, location, location. No matter how good your soil is, or how bright the light can be (and vice versa) plants need a healthy, happy environment all around to thrive. This is especially true if you’re looking to grow fruits or vegetables: even a small step in the wrong direction can lead to a sterile plant. But fear not:...

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The College Student’s Guide to Leaving Your House Safely Over Break

By Kelsey Tidball Winter break is quickly approaching, and most of us are starting to think about being away from The Eug for a month or more. That seems like a long time, I know. Especially when half of your life and half of your belongings are now here, stored in your house or apartment. It can be tough to leave your second life behind for that long, but it can be easier when you know your home and your things will be kept safe during the break. Here are our top tips for leaving your house safely and...

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Daily Emerald’s Top 10 Stories of the Week: Nov. 22 – Dec. 1

Emerald Essentials compiled a top 10 list of stories from Daily Emerald last week. Check them out below, and don’t forget to listen in on Daily Emerald’s podcasts. Taggart addresses Florida State Rumors Pedestrian struck near by car in crosswalk near 13th and Patterson Reports: Oregon to offer Taggart new contract in wake of Florida State rumors UO Senate passes part one of resolutions of Student Collective despite letter from Schill and Provost Money for blood: As the global plasma industry grows, struggling students donate to survive Oregon answered Oregon State’s trash-talk with a dominating victory Colussi: The student...

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Beer & Wine At Your Door

by Anna Glavash | photos by Benji Rothenberg The dark, damp mornings and blustery evenings of recent weeks are not exactly motivating to get outside. Picture this: it’s 9 p.m. on a Thursday night. Maybe you’re trudging home from the library, or you just finished up a group project and it’s time to celebrate. You could just be sitting at home in your pajamas. Whatever your situation, the problem is the same: it’s raining, and you’re out of beer. What if you could just log on to CornucopiaEugene.com and order up a six pack or a bottle of wine?...

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Top 10 Haunted Houses in Oregon

by Delaney Rea Halloween brings out something a little rare in all of us. Most of the year, we don’t actively search out ways to terrify ourselves. In the spirit of the spookiest holiday around, we find ourselves paying actual money for the privilege of getting the willies in truly major way. Haunted houses are a time-tested way to achieve fear nirvana. If you’re like me, it’s one of your favorite ways to celebrate Halloween that doesn’t involve an excessive level of candy consumption. To expedite the process of finding the very best haunted houses that Oregon has to...

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