The season has begun! Yes, the soil is still a bit cold, but the social side of Yarducopia began in earnest last week. We’re busy connecting neighbors, visiting gardens, and making plans for the summer with new and returning gardening pairs. The more the merrier, so don’t hesitate to reach out, pass on our info to friends and … More [May Newsletter] New Gardeners, Roots, and Members of the Yarducopia Team!
I’m excited to announce that Mary-Ellen Garner and Jordan Ebert and I will be running Yarducopia together this summer! I’ve included introductions from these two wonderful individuals below. We’re feeling pretty lucky to get to work together, and excited to see you all in the garden this summer. “Mary-Ellen spent most of her childhood … More New Team Members for 2021!
You can find the Most Recent Currant Affairs Newsletter on the Alaska Food Policy Council’s website – https://www.akfoodpolicycouncil.org/currant-affairs Currant Affairs March 30, 2021 Edition Compiled regularly by Nick Riordan on behalf of Yarducopia, Alaska Community Action on Toxics and the Alaska Food Policy Council **Marks new and updated items in this issue VIRTUAL WORKSHOPS, WEBINARS, CONFERENCES, & SPECIAL EVENTS **March 30 AK Food Policy Council’s second installment of their Alaska Cottage Food Webinar Series. April 3 … More Most Recent Currant Affairs Newsletter
April 13 – 6:30 to 7:30 PM – Propogating Perennials – We’ll spend an hour talking through how to reproduce common perennials like currants, gooseberries, rhubarb, mint, and more using little more than a pair of scissor, some potting soil and a pot. This activity isn’t for everyone, but if you like the sound of … More April Workshops: Propagating Perennials and Neighborhood Composting Programs
Yarducopia and Adrift Gardens are excited to announce two March workshops: Designing Your Garden and Seed Starting from Scratch. Each two-hour virtual workshop is hands-on, with a supply list sent out in advance and materials available for pickup on request (seeds, soil, seedling trays, lights, etc) so that, despite being geographically apart, we can work through the topics … More Workshops with Adrift Gardens! Registration and Details and Donations
Currant Affairs February 18, 2021 Edition Compiled once or twice a month by Nick Riordan on behalf of Yarducopia, Alaska Community Action on Toxics and the Alaska Food Policy Council **Marks new and updated items in this issue VIRTUAL WORKSHOPS, WEBINARS, CONFERENCES, & SPECIAL EVENTS February 18 Alaska Botanical Garden hosts an online workshop, Making a Garden Journal, from 6:00 – 7:00 PM. Winter is a great time to think about gardens. The seed catalogs are arriving earlier each year, tempting … More Currant Affairs 2/18/2021
–Pass this along to anyone you think might be interested – email me to subscribe – Thanks! — Currant Affairs February 4, 2021 Compiled once a month by Nick Riordan on behalf of Yarducopia / Alaska Community Action on Toxics, the Alaska Food Policy Council, and Alaska Pioneer Fruit Growers Association **Marks new and updated items in this issue VIRTUAL WORKSHOPS, WEBINARS, & CONFERENCES February 11 The Alaska Pioneer Fruit Growers Association have invited Steve Masterman from Fairbanks to present Paper to Plants, … More Currant Affairs 2/4/2021
On February 17 we had a conversation with Pamela Miller, Executive Director of Alaska Community Action on Toxics, Co-Chair of the International Pollutants Elimination Network, and 30+ year resident and gardener in Anchorage, about the risks associatiated with pesticide use, existing ordinances and regulations for Anchorage, and best practices according to current science. You can … More Winter Workshops 2021: “Pesticide Free Anchorage” – Protecting our neighborhoods, parks, watersheds, and health
After hauling 40 tons of compost and manure this summer, the truck’s power steering went out and the brakes need some work. If this truck has helped haul in one of your garden beds, or you enjoy that there’s a community garden-building resource like this (so not everyone needs to own a huge truck), please … More Big Blue needs your help!
There are so many ways to garden – no-dig methods, using perennial plants, in tidy easily worked rows, biodynamic techniques, Steve Solomon’s soil nutrient-focused strategies – all of which can produce a bounty of vegetables, and none of which require the purchase and application of known and potentially harmful chemicals to your food. Glyphosate, the … More So many ways to garden