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
You asked, we listened! Everyone wants to know how to have a hot compost pile, and we would love to show you how it is done. We will be building a compost pile outdoors in Midtown/Spenard so dress appropriately for the weather and to get dirty! The course fee of $10 will help fund Yarducopia, … More 2016 Hands-on Hot Composting Workshop!
by Michelle Wilber, ACAT’s Organic Gardening Coordinator Yarducopia was invited by the Native Village of Port Heiden this spring to help them start a garden. Exciting things are happening in the community! They have recently acquired a reindeer herd, chickens, meat rabbits, and pigs. They have constructed a fish processing plant, and the community has … More Yarducopia in Port Heiden
Hello Yarducopians! My name is Lara Ruegg, and I am one of the new Alaska Community Action on Toxics interns. I am so excited to get down in the dirt this summer with the Michelle and all of the Yarducopia gardeners. I grew up in the Bay Area in California, and I just finished up my … More New Member of the Yarducopia Crew
OK, so we’ve built a supposedly fertile lasagna bed full of organic matter for your new plants. We’ve put in some healthy seedlings and some seeds, and you are watering it just right – not too much, not too little (stick your index finger all the way in to tell – read at the tip … More Common Nutrient Deficiencies in a Yarducopia Garden
What role can I play in Yarducopia? Yard owners provide yard space for a 100 sf garden, they can also usually help build the garden and often help with the garden… and they get half the produce (minus 10% to charity). Garden volunteers help build the garden and maintain it (this mainly involves watering and … More FAQs
Due to very strong demand, we are continuing our organic gardening workshop offerings. We will be repeating the favorites, as well as introducing some new and more advanced topics. Feel free to comment below if you’d like to learn something else too!! Are you looking to grow your own food this year? Yarducopia will continue … More More 2016 Organic Gardening Classes!!
Are you looking to grow your own food this year? Yarducopia will have a series of four one-hour, beginning-level classes starting January 21st. 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 … More 2016 Beginning Organic Gardening Classes
Trying to eat local in Alaska? What do you do about protein? How do you eat in the winter? If you are trying to eat in line with your conscience, are you trying to reduce greenhouse gas emissions resulting from food production and transport? Are you trying to preserve and improve the health of soil? … More What about Alaskan Peas?