People and Planet First – Food Week of Action and World Food Day

2022 Food Week of Action People and Planet First is the theme of this year’s Oct. 10–17 Food Week of Action. ‘People and Planet First’ mean prioritizing family farmers, fishers and others producing in harmony with nature – agroecologically – and achieving food sovereignty. As communities continue to face the pandemic and vulnerable food chains, we … More People and Planet First – Food Week of Action and World Food Day

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Soil Health!

As I’m starting to think about putting the gardens to bed, soil health for next spring is one my mind. Consdier these 5 topics to set yourself up well for preserving & improving soil health in your yard, garden, and farm. 1. Soil armor 2. Minimizing soil disturbance 3. Plant diversity 4. Continual live plant/root … More Soil Health!

Providence Hospital Sustainability Program Partnership with Yarducopia

On August 15, Yarducopia picked up the first load of food waste from Providence Hospital – one 96 gallon pink cart (just like the ones uses for SWS’ curbside pickup). The cart contained a 150 pound salad, full of off cuts of lettuce, broccoli, kale, tomato, zucchini, and carrot, along with some bits of pineapple … More Providence Hospital Sustainability Program Partnership with Yarducopia

Harvest Party

ACAT’s Yarducopia program hosts an annual Harvest Party to celebrate the growing season, along with all the people supporting toxic-free gardens, air, water, and food for Anchorage and Alaskan residents. So come join! This year’s gathering will be held from 2-5 pm this Sunday (August 21) at Boyer’s Orchard (https://alaskaorchard.org/). This orchard is an incredible … More Harvest Party

Currant Affairs Newsletter – Latest Edition

Currant Affairs is a food systems-themed newsletter for Southcentral Alaska with a focus on the Anchorage area. This version is ‘live’ and updated as new events and opportunites pop up. I update and send out an email version around twice a month. This is a collaboration between Yarducopia (a program of ACAT) and the Alaska … More Currant Affairs Newsletter – Latest Edition

Growing More Gardens! Opportunities to Lend a Hand, Learn, Teach, Share

SEE OUR CALENDAR FOR AN UP-TO-DATE LIST OF ACTIVITIES Want to lend a hand this summer transforming lawn into garden? Supporting Neighborhood Supported Agriculture in Anchorage? Learning and having fun while helping grow and share yummy food? Check out the goings-ons listed below and get in touch – 907-717-4392: UPCOMING VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Wednesday, July 27 … More Growing More Gardens! Opportunities to Lend a Hand, Learn, Teach, Share

May 7 Compost Workshop, Midtown Garden Sign ups & Free Baby Apple Trees

Hey everybody, The wise and wonderful Christine Wilcox will be leading a hot composting workshop in Midtown on May 7 from 1-3 pm (2930 Cheechako Street). Come learn and lend a hand. This is the site of the up-and-coming Midtown Community Garden. Come early (11-1) for nibbles, to sign up for a garden bed, and … More May 7 Compost Workshop, Midtown Garden Sign ups & Free Baby Apple Trees