gardening

The Fairbanks Experimental Farm on the University of Alaska Fairbanks campus opened in 1906. (UAF photo by Todd Paris, taken in September 2014)

Alaska Science Forum: The gardening potential of the Last Frontier

More than 100 years ago, a man traveled north on a mission most people thought was ridiculous — to see if crops would grow in… Continue reading

 

Young Larkin Wood chooses her favorite slug trap from designer Steve Brockmann’s Slug Getter table as her father Jonathan helps. Brockmann, a retired wildlife biologist, gets ready to take a digital payment on his phone for the 3-D printed functional garden art. (Laurie Craig / Juneau Empire)

Ready, set, grow: Juneau Garden Club holds its annual plant sale

Smiles were blooming Saturday morning along with the plants at the Juneau Garden Club’s annual outdoor plant sale in the Safeway grocery store parking lot.… Continue reading

 

Sample jellies, jams, and dried goods to gift to local elders and tribal citizens. (Photo by Vivian Faith Prescott)

Planet Alaska: Fall into gifting

Southeast Alaska has a short growing season, but a long tradition of sharing.

 

A giant black slug makes its way onto “The Trail,” as the one road in Tenakee Springs is called. Visible is the breathing hole on the side of its body. (Photo by Dimitra Lavrakas)

It’s no fun getting slugged in Southeast Alaska

Gardeners are losing their battle against the invasion of the plant pests.

A giant black slug makes its way onto “The Trail,” as the one road in Tenakee Springs is called. Visible is the breathing hole on the side of its body. (Photo by Dimitra Lavrakas)
Members of the Thane Community Garden hold a sign and pose for a group photo at the location of where the new communal garden is being constructed just outside of downtown Juneau over the Sheep Creek bridge. (Courtesy Photo / Judy Sherburne)

New community garden coming to downtown neighborhood

Seeds are expected to be planted next month.

Members of the Thane Community Garden hold a sign and pose for a group photo at the location of where the new communal garden is being constructed just outside of downtown Juneau over the Sheep Creek bridge. (Courtesy Photo / Judy Sherburne)
28th Annual Juneau Community Garden Harvest Fair, located at 5669 Montana Creek Rd. retuned on Saturday after a brief hiatus from the pandemic. (Jonson Kuhn / Juneau Empire)
28th Annual Juneau Community Garden Harvest Fair, located at 5669 Montana Creek Rd. retuned on Saturday after a brief hiatus from the pandemic. (Jonson Kuhn / Juneau Empire)
Courtesy photo / Kevin and Carlene Allred 
Greens grow in the Tenakee Springs greenhouse run by Kevin and Carlene Allred. The greenhouse produces fresh produce all year long using geothermal heat.

Nourishing a community

Tenakee couple uses geothermal heat to produce fresh veggies

Courtesy photo / Kevin and Carlene Allred 
Greens grow in the Tenakee Springs greenhouse run by Kevin and Carlene Allred. The greenhouse produces fresh produce all year long using geothermal heat.
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Darren Snyder, who helps manage community gardens as part of the the University of Alaska Fairbanks Cooperative Extension Service, talks to kids about gardening in Southeast Alaska on June 11, 2021.
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Darren Snyder, who helps manage community gardens as part of the the University of Alaska Fairbanks Cooperative Extension Service, talks to kids about gardening in Southeast Alaska on June 11, 2021.
An avid gardener and long-time Juneau resident, Judy Hauck, holds a yogurt container with lettuce. Using a basic shop light and empty yogurt containers, she's been growing greens inside her home this winter. ((Courtesy Photo/ Judy Hauck)

Grow her own way: Inside gardening provides homegrown produce despite cold and snow

Microgreens and summer vegetables thrive on North Douglas this winter.

An avid gardener and long-time Juneau resident, Judy Hauck, holds a yogurt container with lettuce. Using a basic shop light and empty yogurt containers, she's been growing greens inside her home this winter. ((Courtesy Photo/ Judy Hauck)
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Cooperative Extension closes to move locations

The Juneau Cooperative Extension Service office will close today to move locations. The office helps interpret and extend research-based knowledge to locals. From family and… Continue reading

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Jennifer Nu, Local Foods Director at Southeast Alaska Watershed Coalition, left, takes inventory of fresh grown greens being delivered by Jackie Ebert, of Nunatak Foods, with her son Oliver, to the Salt & Soil Marketplace location at the Arts & Culture Center on Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018. The nonprofit Salt and Soil Marketplace is staying open this winter and will offer a new Valley location to pick up Southeast-grown foods. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Online farmers market keeps going through winter

Their options don’t peter out in the cold months.

Jennifer Nu, Local Foods Director at Southeast Alaska Watershed Coalition, left, takes inventory of fresh grown greens being delivered by Jackie Ebert, of Nunatak Foods, with her son Oliver, to the Salt & Soil Marketplace location at the Arts & Culture Center on Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018. The nonprofit Salt and Soil Marketplace is staying open this winter and will offer a new Valley location to pick up Southeast-grown foods. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Jeremy Bauer, left, and Jason Clifton, right, of Frenchie’s Floral Studio, talk with inmate Patrick Sweeney about a flower-growing collaboration at Lemon Creek Correctional Center on Friday, Aug. 24, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Gardening project results in nostalgia, inspiration for inmates

As a drizzling rain fell Friday afternoon, Patrick Sweeney stood in the courtyard at Lemon Creek Correctional Center and talked about the flower beds he… Continue reading

Jeremy Bauer, left, and Jason Clifton, right, of Frenchie’s Floral Studio, talk with inmate Patrick Sweeney about a flower-growing collaboration at Lemon Creek Correctional Center on Friday, Aug. 24, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)