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…