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Doing The Tough Stuff In The Garden

Blog: Edible Herbs, Flowers & Other Edibles - Grow Your Own Dinner!   -   Thursday January 29, 2015   -  

Dear Folks, It goes without saying that we love our garden.  We love the trees, veggies, fruits and flowers.  When we have to take put plants it grieves us.  We have an orderly garden, but not a manicured one and it has been our habit when...

• UAF Cooperative Extension Service publishes ‘An ...

Blog: Sitka Local Foods Network   -   Monday January 26, 2015   -  

The University of Alaska Fairbanks Cooperative Extension Service has published a comprehensive Alaska guide for herb enthusiasts. “An Alaska Herb Garden” features information about cultivating, harvesting, storing and using herbs. The 74-page guide...

Gardening By Zone - USDA 9b / Sunset Zone 13

Blog: Edible Herbs, Flowers & Other Edibles - Grow Your Own Dinner!   -   Thursday January 22, 2015   -  

Dear Folks, Gardening By Zone - Why It Matters! Living in the desert and loving to garden here is my passion, but also my inspiration to help others garden successfully.  Much of it is based on my/our trowel and error experiences of what worked and...

From The Desert Garden, January 17, 2015 - Yes you...

Blog: Edible Herbs, Flowers & Other Edibles - Grow Your Own Dinner!   -   Monday January 19, 2015   -  

Dear Folks, This collage of pictures taken January 17, 2015 is why we garden in the desert. Top to bottom:  Red Alpine Strawberry, first Apple Blossom, onions, White Alpine Strawberry, Johnny Jump-Up. Alpine Strawberries are easy to grow from seed,...

In The Garden and In The Kitchen

Blog: Edible Herbs, Flowers & Other Edibles - Grow Your Own Dinner!   -   Thursday January 15, 2015   -  

Dear Folks, I thought I would share with you some of the things going on in the garden and my kitchen. First up - I saw a very intriguing recipe for roasting a whole head of cauliflower instead of breaking it up into pieces (done that and they are good), and...

• Sitka Local Foods Network seeks a coordinator fo...

Blog: Sitka Local Foods Network   -   Wednesday January 14, 2015   -  

The Sitka Local Foods Network is looking to contract with a Sitka resident to coordinate our garden mentoring education program. This contract run from spring through fall 2015, and the coordinator will be in charge of developing curricula, teaching classes,...

February Gardening Tips

Blog: Edible Herbs, Flowers & Other Edibles - Grow Your Own Dinner!   -   Wednesday January 14, 2015   -  

Dear Folks, A few tips for this coming month.  February is the last month to plant cool weather annuals like cilantro and dill and is the start of the planting time for Tender Perennials like tomatoes, basil, eggplant, peppers etc. GARDEN TIPS...

• Sitka Local Foods Network elects officers, insta...

Blog: Sitka Local Foods Network   -   Tuesday January 13, 2015   -  

The 2015 Sitka Local Foods Network board of directors. Front row, from left, Alli Gabbert, Lisa Sadleir-Hart, and Jennifer Carter. Middle row, from left, Maybelle Filler and Michelle Putz. Back row, from left, Charles Bingham, Brandie Cheatham, Matthew...

• It’s time to … mark your calendars and get ready...

Blog: Sitka Local Foods Network   -   Friday January 09, 2015   -  

  Winter blahs got you down? Thinking about your garden, especially with our warm winter? It’s time to mark your calendars with several upcoming Spring 2015 garden classes offered by the Sitka Local Foods Network Education Committee. These...

• Southeast Alaska Commercial Growers Conference t...

Blog: Sitka Local Foods Network   -   Friday January 09, 2015   -  

Bo Varsano and Marja Smets of Farragut Farm in Petersburg will host the inaugural Southeast Alaska Commercial Growers Conference from Feb. 27 through March 1 in Petersburg. This conference is made possible by the USDA Farmers Market Promotion Program and...

• Sitka Local Foods Network to host annual meeting...

Blog: Sitka Local Foods Network   -   Wednesday January 07, 2015   -  

The Sitka Local Foods Network will host its annual meeting and potluck dinner from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 24, at the Sitka Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Hall (408 Marine St., parking off of Spruce Street). Participants are encouraged to bring a...

Kitchen Trash Gardening!

Blog: Edible Herbs, Flowers & Other Edibles - Grow Your Own Dinner!   -   Monday January 05, 2015   -  

Dear Folks, You all know I'm into recycling in its many forms: using leftovers in "made over" ways (like there left over sausage and roasted sweet potato in a stove top frittata for morning breakfast); using grocery produce containers for mini-greenhouses to...

• The Sawmill Farm to host Farm-to-Table Dinner on...

Blog: Sitka Local Foods Network   -   Monday January 05, 2015   -  

Bobbi Daniels of The Sawmill Farm grooms a rabbit at The Sawmill Farm Feed and Fiber store on Katlian Street. Bobbi raises some rabbits for their hair (to make yarn) and others for meat. Want to see and taste some of the local food possibilities in Sitka? ...

My Desert Gardening Wall Calendar for 2015 is Out!

Blog: Edible Herbs, Flowers & Other Edibles - Grow Your Own Dinner!   -   Saturday January 03, 2015   -  

Dear Folks, For a long time I have wanted to create a wall calendar to make access to the seasonal gardening information easier and more appealing. Finally my publisher had a template that would work.  Yippeee! As this is late getting out, the calendar...

• Thursday’s the day to start filing your PFD appl...

Blog: Sitka Local Foods Network   -   Wednesday December 31, 2014   -  

As 2014 winds to a close, many Alaskans already are thinking about applying for their 2015 A laska Permanent Fund Dividend check in January. As usual, Alaskans can share their wealth with a variety of Alaska nonprofits, including the Sitka Local Foods Network,...

• Check out the January 2015 edition of the Sitka ...

Blog: Sitka Local Foods Network   -   Sunday December 28, 2014   -  

The Sitka Local Foods Network just sent out the January 2015 edition of its newly launched monthly newsletter. Feel free to click this link to get a copy. This edition of the newsletter has brief stories about the 2015 Pick.Click.Give. fundraising...

2015 Get Your Growing On!

Blog: Edible Herbs, Flowers & Other Edibles - Grow Your Own Dinner!   -   Saturday December 27, 2014   -  

Dear Folks, As we wind down out of 2014, time for moral support and ideas for getting you into a garden or adding to. First a recipe:  Most of us know how good brussels sprouts are for you - but a lot of folks don't know how to make these mini-cabbages...

My Dream Cozy Christmas Cottage

Blog: Edible Herbs, Flowers & Other Edibles - Grow Your Own Dinner!   -   Wednesday December 24, 2014   -  

Dear Folks, I asked wonderful Jeni over at Fancy Signatures to build me a cozy Christmas Cottage. Hope it works and you and enjoy it. -- Catherine, The Herb Lady Thanks for reading, and have a great day! -- Catherine, The Herb Lady

• UAF Cooperative Extension Service to offer state...

Blog: Sitka Local Foods Network   -   Monday December 22, 2014   -  

Are you interested in earning an Alaska Master Gardener certification? The University of Alaska Fairbanks Cooperative Extension Service is offering a statewide spring  online Master Gardener class from Feb. 17 through May 18. The Alaska Master Gardener...


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