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

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