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2nd Seedy Saturday update

Our second 2017 Seedy Saturday was just as successful as the first, with a new library member, more catalogs, and (again) more seeds! The Cooperative Extension Service brought updated lists of recommended varieties for the Interior, a whole box full … Continue reading

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Seedy Saturday #2

Schedule: 11 am: setup 1 pm: doors open 3 pm: featured speaker: Dr. Carol E. Lewis, Dean & Director Emerita of the UAF School of Natural Resources & Agricultural Sciences and the Alaska Agricultural & Forestry Experiment Station, on the … Continue reading

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Seedy Saturday notes

As noted in our previous post, the first Seedy Saturday of 2017 was definitely a success, with far more people attending than usually come to the first one each season. We received $42 in donations, almost as much as we … Continue reading

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1st Seedy Saturday a HUGE success!!

With stunning close-up photography (taken by JTEL vice-president Monique Musick) representing the various plant families hanging over tables overflowing with seed packets and containers of every sort, over 25 folks came out to browse JTEL’s catalog of seeds.  Others traded seeds, … Continue reading

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Seedy Saturday #1

Schedule: 11 am: setup 1 pm: doors open 3 pm: featured speaker: Christine & Brad St. Pierre of Goosefoot Farm, a diversified vegetable farm using ecological, sustainable methods 5 pm: doors close, cleanup Links to more information about this year’s Seedy … Continue reading

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Seedy Saturdays highlight critical seed biodiversity and sustainable gardening techniques for interior Alaska

The public is invited to join the John Trigg Ester Library for Seedy Saturdays – public seed exchanges and garden lectures – on February 25 and March 4, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Hartung Hall in Ester. Lectures … Continue reading

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Community Seed Resources

As part of our Seedy Saturdays this year, we are making use of a great program from Seed Savers Exchange and Seed Matters, who have created a Community Seed Resource Program (CSRP) designed to help communities create or strengthen their seed libraries, … Continue reading

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Garden Group

Organizing meeting for summer gardening events and schedule, with tentative agenda: Community Seed Resource Program Toolkit Seedy Saturdays: February 25 & March 4 (preview & assignments) Community garden repair & upkeep/oversight assignments Historic & perennial bed care assignments at Clausen … Continue reading

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Seedy Saturdays Are Coming!

Seed Swap Guidelines No seeds? No problem, come learn more about seed saving, local gardening and more. 3 p.m. Garden lectures: February 25 – Goosefoot farm – a family vegetable farm practicing ecologically sustainable methods March 4 – Alaska’s Agricultural … Continue reading

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GivingTuesday: Historical Gardens

Well, it’s not exactly spring, but experienced gardeners know that the seed and garden catalogs are going to start arriving in December and January. The Clausen Cabin grounds include beautiful flower, fruit, and vegetable gardens planted there by Ida and … Continue reading

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