“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…

How Tall Is your Sunflower?

A Lesson Plan for Gardening in the Classroom in Alaska, by Sabrina Silvernale, an Alaska Master Gardener Photo by Heidi Rader. Subject Area: Math Grade Level: K-3 Ideal Season for…

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,…