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Mt. Adams Institute's Sense of Place lecture series

Humble Roots' SOP presentation at the Columbia Center for the Arts: "Mountaintop to Backyard; The Beauty of the Gorge's Native Plants" on YouTube.

"5 Books for Gardeners that Plot an Optimistic Reading List for Winter"

Seattle Times article that mentions "The Pacific Northwest Native Plant Primer".

Mid-Columbia today on Gorge Radio

On Wednesday, December 6th, Mark Bailey spoke with Kristin & Drew about the native plants of the Gorge and their Sense of Place presentation. 

"Growing Home"; Humble Roots on Cultivating Place

Jennifer Jewell interviews us about our work and our new book!

The Pacific Northwest Native Plant Primer

Our book with publisher Timber Press featuring over 225 native plants for gardeners in Oregon and Washington, and adjacent areas of the Pacific Northwest. Released February 28, 2023. 


PolliNATION, a podcast from the Oregon State University Extension Service, talks with Alix Danielson from the Hood River Watershed Group about a great pollinator habitat corridor project that we consulted on and provided plants for. 

Under Western Skies

A beautiful book by Jennifer Jewell and Caitlin Atkinson showcasing some of the most innovative gardens in the American West where nature is the ultimate inspiration. This book features the home garden and community planting we have helped to create with Sheila Ford Richmond in Hood River's Willow Ponds neighborhood. 

Humble Roots on "Cultivating Place", California North State Public Radio

Jennifer Jewell interviews us for her program Cultivating Place about our work and thoughts on ethical wildcrafting. Aired 7/21/16.  Program & links at or subscribe to the Cultivating Place podcast.

"Eastern Muse - How an Ecoregion Spurred a Powerful Partnership"

An article in the summer 2016 edition of the Columbia Land Trust's publication, Fieldbook, which talks about some of our work with the land trust's conservation & restoration efforts.

"From Hostile to Habitat"

An article about the Willow Ponds community wetlands project and planting in Hood River that we did in Fall of 2015.

Envirogorge Nature Space Award

In October of 2015 we were honored to receive Envirogorge's Nature Space Award. (Envirogorge is now Columbia Insight.) 

GO! Tod J. LeFevre Sustainability Award

We were honored to be the 2014 Business winners of the GO! Tod J. LeFevre Sustainability Award.

"Operation Wormwood" rare plant project with Mosier School students

One of the greatest projects we have had the pleasure to be involved with and an inspiring day for all.

"Promoting pollinators, a Mosier couple shows how to use native plants to welcome helpful insects"

A great article by Susan Hess in the Summer 2014 issue of Ruralite Magazine.

"Growing Wild"

Don Campbell's article about us and our work in the Spring 2013 edition of The Gorge Magazine.

Plant of the Month

Sign up for the bimonthly Wasco County Soil & Water Conservation District's Newsletter, Groundwork, or the Underwood Conservation District's online newsletter to see our native plant of the month articles. 

Xerces Society presentation on attracting native pollinators

An excellent online resource and slideshow presentation by Mace Vaughan (Xerces Society) on attracting native pollinators. Many of the slides of native plants were provided by Humble Roots.

Plants for pollinators and the HPSO Spring Plant Sale

Some recommendations from us and other local growers on plants for pollinators.

Backyard Habitat

Article about the Backyard Habitat Certification Program in Portland

2010 Home & Garden section cover article

The Dalles Chronicle featured our home and garden in this 2010 article by Kathy Ursprung.

Drew on Localite

Localite interviewed Drew about environmentally friendly gardening and landscaping in 2010.

Freshwater Trust article

An article about native gardens and pollinator conservation in the 2010 issue of Freshwater, a publication of The Freshwater Trust. 

Golden Currant

Golden currant and other unusual edibles.

Cultivating benefial insects on an orchard in The Dalles

An article about our plants being used to create benefical insect and swallowtail butterfly habitat at Omeg Orchards.

"Where the Asphalt Ends"

Article in the Fall 2010 Columbia Gorge Magazine.

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