The experts at The Eugene Backyard Farmer acknowledge the benefits of living a rural and urban life, and have found a way to combine the two. They deal in products and accessories for urban farming?the practice of applying traditional farming practices to a standard urban property. They supply urban farmers with egg-laying chicks, and specially made chick feed that is free of hormones, steroids, and pesticides. The Eugene Backyard Farmer also carries chicken coops, packaged honeybees, Kenyan- and Warre-style beehives, and raised garden beds.
Cleaning up after the family dog ranks highly among the most reviled household chores—a list that includes taking out the trash, washing the car, and watering the television set. After years of foot dragging and excuses when the time came to clean up poop in their own yard, the owners of Doggie Doos and Don'ts stumbled upon an idea: start a business that does exactly what they wished they could have paid someone else to do.
Six years later, the family continues to keep yards in Eugene, Springfield, and the surrounding areas free of pet waste and the parasites it attracts. Though it began as a response to a common inconvenience, the company now sees itself as a steward of animals and the environment: if not taken care of, pet waste can pollute urban and storm waters, pass on harmful diseases, and compel local sewer monsters to relocate to your pool. Besides the flagship cleanup service, Doggie Doos and Don'ts cares for pets and their exasperated owners with in-home nail-clipping and obedience training.