Spraying for Spruce Bark Beetle & ACAT’s Carbaryl Fact Sheet

Spruce bark beetle continue to damage and kill spruce trees around the Anchorage bowl and across Southcentral Alaska. The question often asked is, what if anything can one do about it? Or perhaps, what SHOULDN’T we do about it. Many commercial companies use pesticide sprays and root drenches that contain carbaryl, a chemical known to … More Spraying for Spruce Bark Beetle & ACAT’s Carbaryl Fact Sheet

May Newsletter

Yarducopia is diving into another gardening season, and I’ve been busy mapping out yards and gardeners all across town, pairing folks up for the growing season. Thank you so much to those who’ve already signed up, offering your space, time, and expertise so we can all grow together. I’ve chatted with fourteen garden pairs so … More May Newsletter

Yarducopia, Climate Change, and AK Common Ground

Alaska Common Ground is hosting an event this Tuesday night (February 4th, 6 pm, 49th State Brewing, link below) where fourteen Anchorage organizations will provide brief presentations on what they and you can do to mitigate our climate crisis. Yarducopia will be one of the presenters – sharing how community gardens can offset the carbon … More Yarducopia, Climate Change, and AK Common Ground

Permacrops and Food Forests at 61° North (march 2nd)

Join Jason Bibee and Yarducopia for an evening presentation and discussion of perennial food crops commonly used in Southcentral Alaska and the permacrops becoming possible with our warming winters and longer growing seasons. Date / Time: Monday, March 2, 2020 at 6 PM – 8 PM Cost: $10-20 per person (sliding scale) Place: ACAT office … More Permacrops and Food Forests at 61° North (march 2nd)

Anchorage’s Many Microclimates (& how it impacts how we garden, February 10th)

Join Meteorologist Louise Fode and Yarducopia for a presentation and discussion of our many microclimates here in Anchorage and how they affect how we garden. The conversation will start big, with what makes Alaska’s climate unique, followed by a closer look at the Anchorage Bowl, different parts of the city, and even different parts of … More Anchorage’s Many Microclimates (& how it impacts how we garden, February 10th)

Composting Workshop

Want to feed your garden and save the world? Learn the joy, art and science of composting! In this two hour workshop, taught by Christine Wilcox, we will build a hot compost pile together, discuss the pros and cons of hot vs cold composting, and talk about what materials are best, good, and bad for composting. Be … More Composting Workshop

Weeds and Your Health

Weeds have received such a bad reputation over the past several decades that is often undeserved! They are considered eyesores and are constantly undergoing eradication without understanding of the role they play in nutrition and health! In this 2 hour workshop, taught by Ashlie Coyle, you will learn how to identify the common weeds that … More Weeds and Your Health