Outdoor Living

Flower mural art on a garage door.

Ideas For Beautifying Your Yard with Art

Ideas for how to beautify your home outdoor spaces with art, from shopping local from artisans to simple do-it-yourself projects.

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A full garden box--raised bed with green leafy vegetables and vines.

Benefits of Companion Gardening

Learn about growing compatible plants together in order to create diverse, wild, and healthy garden boxes at home.

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Man holding on to a wooden aerial ladder among trees at Mica Moon.

Spokane’s Mica Moon Zip Tours Expands Again

Driving down I-90 past Liberty Lake, you might never know one of the region’s biggest zipline tours was tucked away in the forested hillsides of …

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Two children sitting down and eating fresh peaches at a local farmers market.

Inland NW Farmers’ Markets Bounce Back

Food access and grocery shopping were considered essential services in 2020, so farmers markets adapted, focusing even more on supporting local farmers and producers while also making produce, food, and value-added products as accessible as possible. Regional Farmers Markets are looking forward to slowly getting back to normal in 2021.

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a close-up shot of solar outdoor lighting.

7 Ways to Go Solar in Your Backyard

When you’re not out safely exploring the trails, if you’re like me, you’ve found yourself with a lot more time at home this year, which means a …

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Patio furniture with a manicured lawn behind it.

4 Ways to Create a Shady Home Oasis

Turn your backyard, front porch, or balcony into a shady oasis that can help you feel like you’re getting away from it all—even if you’re only traveling a few steps away from your front door.

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Tarawyn Waters of Urban Eden Farms in Vinegar Flats sells veggies at the Spokane Farmers' Market. Photo: Shallan Knowles

Bike or Walk to the Farmers Market

Biking or walking to a local farmers market is great summertime urban adventure, offering exercise and healthy food.

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People setting up their garden irrigation.

Get Paid to Make Your Yard Less Thirsty

The City of Spokane is launching year two of its SpokaneScape rebate program to incentivize drought-tolerant landscaping. A maximum credit of $500 will be applied …

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Summertime Stargazing

On cloudless nights this summer during a camping trip or from your backyard, make time to marvel at our universe’s mysteries with your children. “You …

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VanDOit: Modular, Customized Adventure Vans

With adaptable, customized vans made to order, VanDOit is simplifying the way people purchase adventure rigs. “In short, we are a full-service vehicle and adventure …

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