Our partners at Alaska Agriculture in the Classroom, hosted by Fairbanks Soil & Water Conservation District, have announced that their new Alaska Indoor Gardening Curriculum is now available on-line. The curriculum is a compilation of lessons developed by the Alaska Agriculture in the Classroom program, the National Agriculture in the Classroom (NAITC) organization, and educators throughout Alaska. Kenai Soil & Water Conservation District is interested to hear from local teachers and schools who want to implement indoor gardening projects using the new curriculum. Contact us at 283-8732 x5!
Development of the Alaska Indoor Gardening Curriculum was made possible by grants from the National Agriculture in the Classroom organization, the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture and the Alaska Farm Bureau.
Calling all farmers, fishers, local food business and local food supporters! Sign up today to list your business or organization in the 2018 Kenai Loves Local Food Directory! Choose your level of support: individual business ($25), farmers market ($75) or directory sponsor ($150, includes logo and business listing if desired). You’ll find registration and payment info here.
Alaska Natural Resources Conservation Service has just announced its 2018 Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) that funds conservation practices associated with soil health, manure management, high tunnels, organic transition and more. All applications for FY18 funding are due Nov. 30. For more information, go to https://www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/nrcs/main/ak/programs/financial/eqip/.
“Farmers & Chefs” is an occasional networking event for farmers, food professionals and anyone interested to get more local farm products on area tables. On Tuesday, Nov. 7. the discussion theme will be “lessons learned from the 2017 season.” This event is … Continue reading
Do you understand how the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) will (or will not) impact your small farm? On-farm food safety, FSMA, intentional crop planning and post-harvest handling are some of the topics to be covered in a free workshop to be held Saturday, Apr. 8, 9 am to 5 pm at Cook Inlet Aquaculture Association in Kenai. We are fortunate to have Atina Diffley of Family Farmed coming to lead the workshop, as well as a similar workshop in Homer on Apr. 7. Atina is an organic farmer, top-notch presenter and author of the 2012 award-winning memoire, Turn Here Sweet Corn: Organic Farming Works. This don’t miss event is co-sponsored by Homer Farmers Market and Homer Soil & Water Conservation District.
There is no fee to attend. Bring your own lunch. And please register at http://tinyurl.com/FamilyFarmedAK. Questions? Email Heidi at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Did you know that bids for the Sterling Highway upgrade MP 60-79 will require weed-free material? Is your gravel company/supplier on the list of certified sites? Find out everything you need to know at a workshop hosted by Kenai Soil & Water on Mar. 22, 2 to 4:30 pm at Cook Inlet Aquaculture Association on K-Beach Road. Please register in advance under the Events tab.
SIGN UP BY MARCH 15 for the 2017 Kenai Loves Local Food Directory, a not-for-profit project of Kenai Local Food Connection and Kenai Soil & Water Conservation District. Click HERE for more information.