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?
Another beautiful summer of gardening is coming to a close! By now the squash and nasturtiums have frost killed, and we are all getting in the last of the lettuce and celery before a hard (28F) frost. Kale and brussel sprouts will continue to sweeten as they are nipped by cold; carrots, onions, leeks, and … More Fall 2015 Yarducopia Update
We had a fantastic turnout for our first annual bike tour this last Saturday! Big thank you to all our yard owners and gardeners who volunteered their time to give tours, and to everyone who came out to participate. We counted around 70 people! If you participated in the tour and would like to stay updated … More Bike Tour Success!
We here with Yarducopia normally build 100 sf sheet mulch (or ‘Lasagna’) style gardens for our participants. Sometimes we do other things, and sometimes our builds don’t exactly follow this recipe, but sheet mulching is one of the best ways to turn old lawn into a new, productive garden quickly. Here is a photo essay of … More Recipe for a Sheet Mulch Garden!
A huge thank you to the Bicycle Shop for their donation of cardboard to Yarducopia! We use cardboard at the base of every sheet mulch garden we build to suppress weeds. For each 100 sf garden we try to use 3 layers of very wet cardboard. Since we aim to build 20 new gardens next season, I … More Thanks for the Cardboard, Bicycle Shop!
A big thank you to Steve Heimel for inviting Yarducopia on to Talk of Alaska! You can listen to the whole one hour radio show here: More about Food Security on Talk of Alaska
Thanks for your interest in Yarducopia! Click here to find out what Yarducopia is! See what we were up to this year on our Yarducopia Facebook page, and be sure to ‘like’ us there! We are winding up the 2015 garden building season…we have a few more beds to build for folks, and then we will be … More Welcome to Yarducopia!
Originally posted on ecolandlord's blog:
Every gardener, even those who have embraced weeds, likely has their nemesis plant. That one garden invader that holds on tenaciously, spreads like honey on a hot day, can’t be eaten, and crowds out or poisons the ‘good’ plants. Mine is quackgrass ( Agropyron repens ). A bed of…