Most Recent Currant Affairs Newsletter

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 Workshops: Propagating Perennials and Neighborhood Composting Programs

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

Workshops with Adrift Gardens! Registration and Details and Donations

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 2/18/2021

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

Currant Affairs 2/4/2021

–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

Winter Workshops 2021: “Pesticide Free Anchorage” – Protecting our neighborhoods, parks, watersheds, and health

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

So many ways to garden

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