Monthly Archives: August 2012

Growing Garlic in Alaska

by Mary Hinckley, an Alaska Master Gardener in Tok, Alaska Garlic growing outside. Photo by Mary Hinckley. This is the first year we grew garlic. I realized how little I…

My Favorite Alaskan Vegetable Varieties

by Mary Hinkley, an Alaska Master Gardener   In my short gardening career I’ve found some plant varieties I really like and some I don’t think I’ll try again. Following…

How are Seeds Dispersed in Alaska?

A Lesson Plant for Gardening in the Classrooms of Alaska, By Mylinda A. Klein, an Alaskan Master Gardener  Snap Beans. Photo by Heidi Rader.   Subject Area: Science Grade Level:…

Garbage for Your Garden

by Laura Emerson, an Alaskan Master Gardener   The following is written particularly for those who don’t have a compost for their gardens or if you have a tiny yard…

Edible Flowers in Alaska

A Lesson Plan for Gardening in Classroom in Alaska, By Amber Reece, An Alaskan Master Gardener Subject Area: Art and Writing Grade Level: Grade 3 Ideal Season For Lesson: Fall…

“Handy” Parts of a Plant

A Lesson Plan for Gardening in Classrooms in Alaska, by Cheryl Illg, an Alaskan Master Gardener   Subject Area: Writing/Reading/Science Appropriate Grade Level: Grade 2 Ideal season for lesson: Spring…

What Do Plants Need to Grow?

A Lesson Plan for Gardening in the Classroom in Alaska, by Cheryl Illg, An Alaska Master Gardener Subject Area: Writing/Reading/Math Grade Level: K-3 Ideal season for lesson: Spring Time needed…

Good vs. Bad Bugs in the Alaskan Garden

A Lesson Plan for Gardening in the Classroom in Alaska, By Shawna Sastamoinen, an Alaskan Master Gardener Subject Area: Science  Grade Level: 3rd  Ideal Season: Fall or Late Spring  Time…