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    Local Media: O’Brien Garden and Trees

    High tunnels boost Kenai orchard By KELLY SULLIVAN and RASHAH McCHESNEY Peninsula Clarion June 22, 2014 Inside the towering high tunnels’ at O’Brien Garden and Trees, are rows of meticulously sown trees, erupting with vibrant green leaves; the branches laden with the beginnings of this year’s fruit crop. The expansive green space is the result of four-decades of experimentation and the recent move to indoor growing for the agricultural operation. Link to the full article: http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-06-22/how-to-use-a-high-tunnel

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    National Press: Flowers from Alaska

    Flowers From Alaska by Amy Nordrum, Atlantic Monthly For late-summer weddings, the peonies can only come from one place. And when one woman realized that, she started planting. Photo Credit: Elizabeth Beks, North Pole Peonies Peonies—those gorgeous, pastel flowers that can bloom as big as dinner plates—are grown all over the world, but there’s only one place where they open up in July. That’s in Alaska, and ever since a horticulturalist discovered this bit of peony trivia, growers here have been planting the flowers as quickly as they can. … Meanwhile, large flower companies like Currie’s in the lower 48 states are watching Alaska’s small growers to see what they…

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