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
As the planting season is coming to a close, it is time for a brief update on what is going on in the world of Yarducopia. We have just completed our final garden build of the season, bringing in this year’s total at 23! Big thanks to all our participants: landowners, gardeners, volunteers, and donors. … More Midsummer Update
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!
We are planning Yarducopia Meet and Greets in April to kick off the gardening season. We are hoping that everyone that plans to participate in Yarducopia this summer can make it to one of the events. If you can’t make it to the geographically suggested one, please come to the other. If you are not sure you … More Come to a Yarducopia Spring Party!
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!