Get the Scoop, Organic Gardeners! Come plant seeds and learn how to plant without using pesticides with renowned gardener, Ellie Vande Visse! She was an Environmental Education Consultant in West Michigan for 20 school districts, and developer of a nature center. In Alaska, her Good Earth Gardens have been a teaching lab as well as … More Soils, Seeds and Starts – Spring Workshop!
Hello Gardeners! This year’s Yarducopia Bike Tour is just around the corner! We will be meeting at 10 am on Saturday July 22nd at the Spenard Farmer’s Market. The tour will visit 5 gardens throughout the Spenard Neighborhood, finishing back at the Farmer’s Market at around 1 pm. The gardens are looking wonderful this year … More 2017 Yarducopia Bike Tour
Hello Everyone! Some of you may have heard about the harvest and recipe book I created for all veggie starts that Yarducopia offered during the 2017 season! A shorter version is being distributed at garden visits and events, but I am including a longer version with more advanced recipes on the blog for your viewing, … More 2017 Yarducopia Recipe Book
Greetings Alaska Gardeners! My name is Maddy Poehlein and I am the Yarducopia intern for the summer! I just finished my Junior year at Whitman College and am excited to be spending the summer in Alaska gardening and learning about pressing Environmental Justice issues. I am majoring in Environmental Studies and Politics and have a … More There’s a New Gardener in Town!
Are you looking to grow your own food this year? Yarducopia is continuing its series of one-hour, beginning-level classes with some repeats, some new offerings. Each class will run from 7-8pm on Thursdays, and cost $10. All proceeds will help fund Yarducopia, which creates gardening and community-building opportunities in Anchorage. These are small, hands-on classes that are limited … More MORE Beginning Organic Gardening Classes!
Are you looking to grow your own food this year? Yarducopia will have a series of one-hour, beginning-level classes starting January 19th. Each class will run from 7-8pm on Thursdays, and cost $10. All proceeds will help fund Yarducopia, which creates gardening and community-building opportunities in Anchorage. These are small, hands-on classes that are limited to the … More 2017 Beginning Organic Gardening Classes
Flowers aren’t just for show, they’re also delicious and useful! Many flowers are great as salad garnishes! Borage: Borage flowers taste as nice as they look. They’re a little sweet and taste like cucumber, and are delicious on their own or as a salad garnish. I personally can’t help but eat a few whenever I’m … More Edible Flowers
Join us on Saturday, July 30th for the second annual Yarducopia Bike Tour of Gardens! Click here to sign up for the tour.
It’s slug season! With organic gardening, pests are going to happen, and two that have shown their little pesky faces this season are slugs and root maggots. You may recognize the familiar munching of slugs, leaving holes in your leafy greens. There are a few methods to deterring slugs. First is Sluggo, which is a … More Dealing with Pests: Slugs and Root Maggots
Thoughts from Lara, the Yarducopia Intern The cliche goes that the best work doesn’t feel like work, but I disagree. The best kind of work makes you sweat and your muscles tired, but when you look back at all you’ve done, for a moment you forget all the work that went into it and you … More The Garden Build Experience