Author Archives: Jasmine N. Rockow

Enterprise by Bike: What does is take to get the eight to 80-year-olds riding again?

Bicycle culture in Eugene, Ore. is filled with advocates from nearly every walk of life. Despite differences in lifestyle, they all share a passion for active transportation. Read on to discover some of the ways residents are working toward a greener, … Continue reading

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Monica Adkins: a Woman of Intention

Mother, wife, chiropractor, bicyclist, woman. Monica Adkins is all of these. She’s a neighbor, a gardener, a dog-owner. Simply put, she is a woman of intention and purpose. It doesn’t take long to feel at ease around Adkins. With her … Continue reading

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Q & A with Eugene suburban permaculturist Jan Spencer

Jan Spencer has turned his home into an example of suburban permaculture. His website  chronicles the process of utilizing methods such as edible landscaping, water catchment systems, a greenhouse, chicken coop and much more. Q: What sparked your interest? Where … Continue reading

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Going incognito in the whit on a cold Eugene evening

It’s a tranquil Monday night at a Whiteaker neighborhood coffee shop. Outside, a bundled up bicyclist pedals silently by, his scarf fluttering in the damp 40 degree air. A bright and nearly-full moon shines down from a clear, cloudless sky … Continue reading

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Redsidents of the Whit talk politics

Corruption and corporate connections are major concerns By Jasmine Vasquez Residents of Eugene’s Whiteaker neighborhood expressed distrust yesterday about the Republican candidates for the upcoming 2012 presidential election. The GOP primary race began in Iowa on Jan. 3rd. Mitt Romney and Rick … Continue reading

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“Why’s this so good?” Melanie Rios on intentional communities, governance and the principles of permaculture

As sustainability concepts have gained momentum with the onset of climate change, so have the ideas that influence the practice of intentional living. Melanie Rios wrote this article for the Winter 2011 issue of Communities Magazine. In it she discusses … Continue reading

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Whiteaker Neighborhood Community Resources

Citizens of the funky and quirky Whiteaker neighborhood of Eugene can find a variety of services and business for their every need. From finding a sense of community, maintaining health, and getting an education, we’ve got your Whiteaker hot spots … Continue reading

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Let me ask you again – is it local? Beating around the sustainably grown bush

For those who aren’t familiar, the title of this blog post is in reference to an episode of Portlandia, an IFC sitcom poking fun at the residents of Portland, Oregon. Buzz words like organic and locally grown (and the people … Continue reading

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Chip Kelly to continue coaching University of Oregon football

Local media was abuzz today with news about University of Oregon football coach Chip Kelly. NFL Tampa Bay Buccaneers had offered him a job, but late Sunday night he told a highly placed UO source that he had denied the … Continue reading

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Earthy and gritty but full of funk: the Whiteaker

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