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Small grant awarded; new children’s program to begin!!

We are excited to announce that JTEL has received a $750 mini-grant from the Golden Heart Community Foundation, an affiliate of the Alaska Community Foundation, in order to start a children’s reading program, entitled: Kids Read.  Look for future updates … 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 #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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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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GivingTuesday: Library Programs

The JTEL has two programs in addition to its collections: the Growing Ester’s Biodiversity seed library, and the Library Lecture Series. The GEB operates similarly to a book library, except that instead of checking out books, you check out seeds, … Continue reading

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GivingTuesday: Membership

#GivingTuesday is not just about fundraising. It’s a movement to encourage generosity, to get people to become part of something larger than themselves and to join with others to make the world a better place. That’s a good feeling, and … Continue reading

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Seedy Saturday Report 2016

This year’s Seedy Saturdays were very successful, with 37 attendees, $46 in donations, and an enormous amount of seeds donated and taken (along with a few seed catalogs). KUAC and the local paper announced the upcoming events like crazy. We … Continue reading

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BOD Meeting Minutes – Nov. 3

Meeting of the Board of Directors November 3, 2005 2015 6:35 Call to order Directors Phil Rulon — President Monique Musick – Vice President James Rogan – absent, Secretary Susan Osborne – Treasurer Gary Pohl Amanda Bent Chris Campbell Mindy … Continue reading

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The John Trigg Ester Library

Welcome to the John Trigg Ester Library, a community membership library in Ester, Alaska. Since its founding in 1999, the library has grown from a collection of Dumpster-dived books and a donated couch into a two-location facility with an Alaskana collection and children’s … Continue reading

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