Author Archives: Kenaisoil

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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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From the Local Media

Alaska gardening interest booms, as tunnels extend growing season Joseph Robertia, Redoubt Reporter May 2, 2014 (excerpt) “This will be our third year with a high tunnel, and they’re unbelievable,” said Bill Lynch, of North Kenai, who along with this … Continue reading

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Feb. 10/11 Workshops for Hay Growers and Users

UAF/Cooperative Extension, in partnership with Fox River Cattlemen’s Association and Kenai Soil & Water Conservation District, is hosting a Forage Workshop in Kenai and Homer. Kenai – Monday, February 10, 2014 5:30 PM registration, 6:00-8:00 PM program, Kenai Community Library Homer … Continue reading

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Invasive Plant Update

Refuge Notebook: A window of opportunity to eradicate Elodea By John Morton, Kenai National Wildlife Refuge Nov. 7, 2013 Peninsula Clarion Mark Twain was supposedly fond of saying “I was seldom able to see an opportunity until it had ceased … Continue reading

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Alaska Food Resources Working Group Launches

State department heads come together to figure out Alaska food security by Suzanna Caldwell Nov. 4, 2013 Alaska Dispatch In a small, gray Atwood Building conference room, half a dozen state commissioners passed around a surprising snack: An enormous bowl … Continue reading

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Poster Contest Winners 2013

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Poster Contest Winners Announced!

The Kenai Soil & Water Conservation District is pleased to announce the winners of the annual conservation poster contest. This year’s theme — Where Does Your Water Shed? – challenged students to learn about the special place we live, the Kenai … Continue reading

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Harvest Moon Local Food Week

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“Where Does Your Water Shed?” Poster Contest

The Kenai Soil & Water Conservation District is happy to announce a poster contest open to students in grades K-12 in Nikiski, Kenai, Soldotna, Sterling, Kasilof and Clam Gulch.  The theme of this local, state, and national contest, “Where Does … Continue reading

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