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November 13, 2012
MEDFORD, Ore. — Trying to get one little elderberry starter plant into the hardpan along southeast Medford's Larson Creek shows just how tough it can be to bring life to damaged urban waterways.
Eighteen-year-old Damian Van Mater leans all his weight onto a gas-powered auger to start a hole, then fellow Job Council worker Austin Underwood primes it with water to help loosen for what passes as soil.
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