Category Archives: Southeast Alaska

Mindfulness and Gardening: The Benefits of Stopping, Breathing, and Enjoying your Alaska Garden

Mindfulness and Gardening The Benefits of Stopping, Breathing and Enjoying your Alaska Garden   Gardening has consistently proven to be a healthy, mood-enhancing activity that begets numerous psychological and physical benefits.  For…

Winter Doesn’t Have to Mean Boring

One distinct challenge about living in Alaska is making the landscape appealing in the winter. Deciduous shrubs lose their leaves, there’s very little color, and everything is covered by a…

Pollinator on Primula

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….

Lemon Grass: Superhero Among Herbs

When I worked in garden centers down South there was one particular herb that was always in demand: lemongrass. I turned away customers on a regular basis because my vendors…

Root Maggots—Brassicas’ worst enemy!

I live in Ketchikan, Alaska where I garden intensively all over my yard with mostly fruits, and vegetables. This is my second season gardening on my property and it has…

When to Harvest in a Typical Southeast Alaskan Garden

Harvest Time! The last few months have been chalked full of preparation, planting, and weeding and now it is time to harvest the rewards. New gardeners can find it difficult…

Mushroom Gardening in Ketchikan

My Mushroom Garden in rain country! My wife and I recently got married June21st. 2015, and bought a house on an open gravel pad in Ketchikan, Alaska. It’s a 3…

Yarrow, more than your common weed!

Stop and enjoy the roadside weeds! Not only did we name our daughter after this elegant wildflower but have learned that it is quite the miracle worker when used as a…