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Planting Seeds of Abundance

March 10, 2011

The sun is beaming brightly at the Williams Street Farmhouse, melting the winter blues and teasing us with the promise of spring.  I can feel my energy gathering, ready to rise like the sap in a tree and burst into new growth.  The Alaska Botanical Garden’s Annual Spring Conference is this Saturday, and marks the official start of the gardening season.  Are you ready?  Do you have your garden plans drawn up and your seeds organized?

This year we have been extra busy because we want to grow as much of our own food as possible for the Alaska Food Challenge.  A big aim of the challenge is to reduce our environmental impact, and I would have to say that food from our own back yard (or front yard) wins high marks in that category.  It’s also cheaper, more convenient, and fresher than anything we could buy. Read More…

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