Why have a Wildlife Corridor?

When we first moved to Coho, I just couldn’t get the whole “wildlife corridor” concept, especially when I saw deer walking down the main path at Coho. When I asked about the wildlife corridor, one of the stories I heard involved newts being able to cross the fire lane from the swale behind bldgs 6 […]

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Betty B. Puts Bee Box in Tree!

Text and Photo by Betty B. Most bee species are solitary, meaning that each female cares for her own offspring. Eggs are laid one at a time in a chamber created from mud or chewed up plant leaves, provisioned with bee bread made from pollen and nectar, and then sealed up. Then she starts a […]

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Fun Activity for Scientists and Gardeners of All Ages

While clearing the valerian “forest” on the bike barn path (also known as the snake bed), I was wishing something could be made out of the plant material, such as fabric. Then the thought occurred: hollow tubes, these could be mason bee homes! Anyone can make a simple structure for native bees out of valerian […]

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Coho hosts Master Gardener Neighborhood Planter Kiosk

Christine and Rich from the Master Gardeners Program installed this snazzy kiosk in front of the common house to inform neighborhood gardeners about what to do each week in the garden. It also lists gardening activities around town, such as garden tours. While viewing the kiosk, cohoots and neighbors can be inspired by the rhuartigus […]

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Second annual CoHousing Open House Day Success!

Those of us who do tours at CoHo have noted that the flavor of a tour varies a lot, depending upon the needs of the guests, and the interests of the tour guide. For instance, on a tour with me, you might learn about bird life at coho, including great bird viewing areas – if you […]

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Green Mobile

Here at CoHo we have several sustainability features. One is a Nissan Leaf, co-owned by several residents. And this 100% electric vehicle is charged from solar energy! Oregon is a great state to have an electric vehicle because we have the highest number of DC fast charging stations in the nation! Check out the Drive […]

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Then and Now #26 – September 2006 and September 2014

INTRODUCTION TO THE “THEN AND NOW” SERIES Visitors touring CoHo sometimes ask how our expectations for community prior to move-in differ from our current day-to-day reality. Comparing “then and now” is the framework for this series of blog postings.  The source of historical perspective is the CoHo newsletters published in 2006 and 2007 (they are […]

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Then and Now #24 – August 2006 and August 2014

INTRODUCTION TO THE “THEN AND NOW” SERIES Visitors touring CoHo sometimes ask how our expectations for community prior to move-in differ from our current day-to-day reality. Comparing “then and now” is the framework for this series of blog postings.  The source of historical perspective is the CoHo newsletters published in 2006 and 2007 (they are […]

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