Rhodiola Rosea: Medicinal Plant for Alaska

Photograph Courtesy of Brian Pettinger Rhodiola Rosea in Alaska Rhodiola rosea L.is currently being explored as a commercial crop in Alaska.   Several news agencies have given exposure to this emerging crop in Alaska.   Some research suggests that our climate, like its native Siberia, produces more potent compounds to be used as a supplement.   This plant should also be of interest to the home gardener as a landscaping plant, or part of a medicinal herb garden.    R. rosea L. has constituents that have been reported as adaptogens, Read More …

We Grew It! Sustainable Agriculture in the Southeast Island School District

Southeast Island School District The Southeast Island School District (SISD) covers 7 communities on Prince of Wales Island, Port Alexander on Baranof Island, and Hyder next to the Canadian border. Although large in size the district serves around 160 students in these diverse areas. Within the district we have 4 greenhouses with a 5th on the way to being completed. These sites have gardens, flocks of chickens, and the district maintains an orchard. The school district has worked with many partners to make these facilities possible and were grateful to Read More …