Jenn Cole is a long-time employee of Down To Earth. She started on the sales floor in housewares, eventually managing the housewares department at the Willamette Street location before coming back to work at the Olive Street store as an inventory and receiving specialist. She now specializes in marketing and graphic design, while still remaining active in hobbies relating to her housewares roots. In her spare time, she enjoys small scale fermenting, canning, and baking, as well as spending as much time as she can hiking and foraging with her family.

2020 February in the Home

Whether you want to show love to a friend or a sweetheart, we’ve got the perfect gift!  We’ve got plants for the garden & home, garden tools, fertilizer, seeds & more for the gardeners, kitchen tools, knives, dinnerware & more for the cooks/culinary wizards, coffee/tea accessories & mugs, candles for ambiance and aromatherapy, body care…

2020 February In the Garden

Early spring planting is happening now! We’ve got your spring inspiration here. The nursery currently has bare root fruit trees, seasonal shrubs, perennials & herbs, early spring veggie starts, and bare root fruit.  Most of our seeds are stocked in the garden department, so you can get a jump on starting your vegetable garden indoors…

Potato Varieties for 2020

We have potatoes in our garden department!  Come in soon for best variety and selection. Double Certification: The potatoes we sell are double certified by both the Idaho Dept. of Agriculture and the Idaho Crop Improvement Association. All Blue Mid Season: 80+ days All Blue lives up to the name with deep blue skin and…

In the Home January 2020

Cleaning up after the holidays is a must, especially if you’ve been entertaining in your home.  Holiday decor finally comes down, gets cleaned and put away to await next year’s celebrations. We have many great options for cleaning the home naturally.  In the kitchen, consider sustainable bamboo handled dish brushes, natural fiber scrubbies, and sponges. …

In the Garden January 2020

We are on to another year, getting closer and closer to the spring gardening season!  One thing you can be excited about right now is Bare Root Fruit trees!  Our trees have arrived in the nursery, and bare root fruit is due to arrive mid February.  Check out our care guide on planting bare root…

Acid Mix 4-3-6

Down To Earth’s Acid Mix 4-3-6 is a fertilizer specially formulated for plants that thrive in a low pH soil like blueberries, raspberries, rhododendrons, azaleas, hydrangeas, evergreen trees, and shrubs. To encourage lush flowers and fruit, apply Acid Mix in early spring for vegetative growth and again when blooms appear.  Fall applications promote root growth…

Tree and Shrub 4-2-4 Fertilizer

It is now the time of year during our dormant winter season when bare root fruit trees become available.  You can add fruit trees to plant for your own edible garden to enjoy in the years to come.  Our Tree & Shrub 4-2-4 mix is specially formulated for transplanting bare root trees, ball and burlap…

What’s in a Candle?

Candles.  Nothing adds warmth and gentle ambiance to a space like a flickering flame over a candle.  Whether you want to be festive, relax, or set a mood, your well-placed choice of candle can accomplish just that.  There are a myriad of different fragrances available, ranging from subtle to powerful.  There are also a lot…

Cover Crops

We’ve put together a short and sweet guide to using cover crops in your home garden or farm, focusing mainly on what we have available. Also known as “green manure,” cover crops are an integral part of sustainable agriculture. They provide an excellent set of benefits to promote and maintain soil health, and also promote…

Urban Worm Bag Version 2.0

The Urban Worm Bag is a complete continuous flow system, perfect for making your own vermicompost.  Using worm compost and castings is a fantastic way to increase the health and biodiversity of your soil.  The system can be used either inside or outside, and is made to be durable and breathable. The bag is made…