Spring Update 2.0

It has been a busy spring, and I’m just getting round to write you all to say thanks. Thanks to everyone who volunteered your yard, welcoming gardeners into your space. Thanks to the gardeners who’s time, energy, and enthusiasm for growing organically really makes this program thrive. Thanks to the volunteers too! Your ideas and efforts are so appreciated.

Generous donations of seeds, seedlings, etc from members of the Anchorage Permaculture Guild, APU’s Spring Creek Farm, Alaska Seeds of Change, and many kind individuals have allowed Yarducopia to support over 25 gardens this spring. Having a variety of plants, materials, and mentors at hand really helps tailor each garden to the gardeners and yard.

We have a few upcoming volunteer opportunities – There are gardening gatherings at Steller Secondary School from 2-4 pm on Tuesday and Thursday (hosted by Seeds of Change). A handful of us have been gathering at Spenard Community Garden every Wednesday at 4 pm to tend the garden. We usually work on small projects each week,for an hour or two. This week we’re planting out a few more beds in the garden. The wheels are turning for Tudor Elementary’s School Garden this summer, and we may be there as soon as this weekend to build a few new beds and plant seedlings. Reach out if you want to be kept in the ‘Tudor Garden’ loop.

Last, but by no means least, tomorrow morning (Wednesday from 9:00 AM – 10:15 AM) ACAT will be celebrating Rachel Carson’s birthday with a collection of readings and performances hosted on Zoom. Check out ACAT’s website for more information and call-in information (https://bit.ly/3dgBYeo).

Hope you and your plants are enjoying our recent bout of rain, and hope to see you in the gardens soon.

Nick Riordan

Organic Gardening Coordinator


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