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Animal Welfare Association, Inc. Thank you very much for your interest in volunteering with the Animal Welfare Association!

Animal Welfare Association, Inc.

We are proud to have the support of so many wonderful volunteers. These dedicated people put their concern for animal welfare into action by offering to donate time; it is such an important asset to us. If you are ready to volunteer, there are many opportunities for you to help the animals either at the shelter, at an off-site event or even from home! Retro Clothing, Vintage Reproduction Fashions, Rockabilly Clothing and More! 5 Reasons to live in Portland. 5 Secrets to a ‘No-work’ Garden.

It took over 20 years of gardening to realize that I didn’t have to work so hard to achieve a fruitful harvest.

5 Secrets to a ‘No-work’ Garden

As the limitless energy of my youth gradually gave way to the physical realities of mid-life, the slow accretion of experience eventually led to an awareness that less work can result in greater crop yields. Inspired in part by Masanobu Fukuoka’s book, One Straw Revolution, my family experimented with gardening methods which could increase yields with less effort. Fukuoka spent over three decades perfecting his so-called “do-nothing” technique: commonsense, sustainable practices that all but eliminate the use of pesticides, fertilizer, tillage, and perhaps most significantly, wasteful effort.