http://extension.oregonstate.edu/news/story.php?S_No=1108&storyType=garden Compost to recycle in your own backyard You can start a recycling factory in your own backyard by re-thinking the leaves at your feet and withered tomato plants in the garden as valuable organic materials. http://extension.oregonstate.edu/news/story.php?S_No=1109&storyType=garden Match houseplant needs to their environment As hours of daylight grow fewer, gardeners can turn their focus indoors to house plants that are sometimes neglected, or at least overlooked, during Oregon's outdoor summer dance. http://extension.oregonstate.edu/news/story.php?S_No=1110&storyType=garden The easiest way to control plant disease You can save yourself heartache and money next year if you choose disease-resistant plant varieties for next year's garden. http://extension.oregonstate.edu/news/story.php?S_No=1111&storyType=garden WHAT'S NEW OSUgardeners Twitter site "tweets" helpful information If you like to "tweet" on Twitter, check OSUgardeners every week for new and popular OSU information on gardening, as well as nutrition and healthy living. http://twitter.com/OSUgardeners Special food issue of Oregon's Agricultural Progress debuts The special Food in Oregon issue of the magazine Oregon's Agricultural Progress is getting rave reviews and is available online. http://oregonprogress.oregonstate.edu/ Fruit fly, Spotted Wing Drosophila, identified in wine grapes Fruit growers and researchers are concerned about the recent discovery of a Spotted Wing Drosophila fly in a sample of Willamette Valley wine grapes. http://bit.ly/1Bbweq Video shows Keizer family becoming Food Heroes Color has become the main attraction in chicken tacos and on pizza at the Matthew and Brittany Powell home in Keizer. http://bit.ly/89dm6 Prepare now to survive a West Coast tsunami Patrick Corcoran teaches people who live in or visit Oregon coastal areas three key things they need to know about tsunamis. http://bit.ly/24aApP Poor in rural Oregon face ‘double binds’ when getting food A new study by OSU researchers shows that those in poverty in rural Oregon face tough choices between eating well and spending less money for meals. http://bit.ly/1YAysK OSU GARDEN CALENDAR FOR NOVEMBER Things to do in your garden this month. http://extension.oregonstate.edu/gardening/calendar/#november ONE-MINUTE GARDENER Gardening tips from OSU Extension's radio archive. Turn on your speakers and visit the links below: Pressing apples for cider http://extension.oregonstate.edu/gardening/audio/foodpres/cider.mp3 Chamomile tea http://extension.oregonstate.edu/gardening/audio/foodpres/chamtea.mp3 Note to media outlets: At the beginning of each month, we send out these timely garden and natural resource articles as OSU Extension's monthly electronic "Northwest Gardeners e-News" magazine, which can be accessed online at: http://extension.oregonstate.edu/gardening/enews/. Also, the OSU Extension Service sends out one new "Lawn and Garden Notes" article every week. To receive this weekly OSU gardening article, e-mail your request to: Karen.Zimmermann@oregonstate.edu You may also want to bookmark the OSU Extension Service's "Gardening Encyclopedia" webpage. From one spot, you can link to hundreds of OSU garden articles; publications; online guides to weed, pest and disease control; garden calendars; radio programs; the OSU Extension Master Gardener Program; local county Extension offices; and urban entomology Web sites. http://extension.oregonstate.edu/gardening/ Feel free to contact Peg Herring or Judy Scott with questions or feedback. They can be reached by mail at Extension and Experiment Station Communications, Oregon State University, 422 Kerr Admin. Bldg., Corvallis, OR 97331-2119, by telephone at 541-737-3311, and by e-mail at Peg.Herring@oregonstate.edu or Judy.Scott@oregonstate.eduTake care with fresh apple juice and cider If you plan to squeeze your own apples for cider or juice, precautions might be in order.