Solstice Newsletter

It has been great to see so many of you over the last month, watching these gardens take shape, and chatting about what’s working, what’s not, and what, if anything, we can do about it. Calling all community garden enthusiasts! The Spenard Community Garden is edible as can be, and there’s a real opportunity to … More Solstice Newsletter

Spring Update 2.0

It has been a busy spring, and I’m just getting round to write you all to say thanks. Thanks to everyone who volunteered your yard, welcoming gardeners into your space. Thanks to the gardeners who’s time, energy, and enthusiasm for growing organically really makes this program thrive. Thanks to the volunteers too! Your ideas and … More Spring Update 2.0

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)