Growing Broccoli and Cauliflower in a Greenhouse in Tok, Alaska to Extend the Season

By Mary Hinckley We experimented with broccoli and cauliflower this year, the purpose of the experiment was to find out where they grew best. The seeds were started very early,…

Seed Starting With Kids in Alaska

by Sue Ryan, an Alaska Master Gardener As a mother of four, I am always looking for ways to include my kids in my love for gardening. This spring, I…

Got Gravity? 10 Steps to set-up a low-tech drip-irrigation system using gravity and rain.

by Heidi Rader, Tribes Extension Educator  Photos by Donavan Kienenberger If you lack indoor and outdoor plumbing like many of us in Alaska, then a rain collection system is essential…

Building a Greenhouse in Tok, Alaska

by Mary Hinckley, An Alaska Master Gardener in Tok, Alaska Last summer my husband, Snooks, built  me a greenhouse. He had the green thumb but he said the greenhouse was…

Don’t Look a Gift Horse in the Mouth? Or: Invasives- They Give Me the Creeps! By Sue Ryan

We have all heard the addage, “Don’t look a gift horse in the mouth.”  but should this apply to accepting gifted plants for our garden? I suggest that we graciously,…

Taking the Master Gardener Course

By Charmaine Smith & Kristi Acuff, Master Gardeners-to-be! We really “just happened” upon the Master Gardener course.  Yet, when we took it, we found it so full of helpful information…

Alaska Sustainable Agriculture Conference 2011: March 22-24, 2011

Sign up Now for the Alaska Sustainable Agriculture Conference 2011 March 22-24, 2011, Princess Lodge, Fairbanks, AlaskaGo to: http://aksare.wikispaces.com/ to register! Photo by Heidi Rader. Topics covered will be Raising…

State-wide Alaska Master Gardener Conference

The state-wide Alaska Master Gardener Conference will be held March 25 and 26 at the Wedgewood Resort in Fairbanks.    There are many good speakers, workshops at all levels, and…