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In the News: Local Agriculture

Growing the Economy: Agriculture Flourishing on the Kenai Peninsula By Jenny Neyman Dec. 23, 2015 — Redoubt Reporter When people think about the economy of the Kenai Peninsula, it’s usually oil and gas, fishing, and maybe education, health care or … Continue reading

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Help ID Soil Research Priorities

Kenai Peninsula farmers and gardeners are invited to participate in a quick-and-easy survey to help establish priorities for soil-based research right here on the Kenai Peninsula. An initial list of projects was developed in November by representatives of Kenai and Homer Soil and Water Conservation … Continue reading

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Local Media: Rhodiola on the Rise

Farm diversification with Rhodiola, a medicinal plant with an international market, was one of the many topics covered at the 5th Annual Kenai Peninsula Ag Forum last Saturday.  Here’s a follow-up article from the Peninsula Clarion: http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-04-20/rhodiola-on-the-rise

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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 … 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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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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2013 Central Peninsula High Tunnel Tour

Despite a slow start to the season, the Central Peninsula’s high tunnels have made up the lost time by yielding some impressive produce. Come check out some of this year’s abundance by attending the 2013 High Tunnel Tour. The tour … Continue reading

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From the Local Press

Farm use grows: Agricultural sector sewing seeds of progress on peninsula Redoubt Reporter, Apr. 17, 2013 Room to grow: Agricultural community looks for land Peninsula Clarion, Apr. 17, 2013 Area peony farmers see blooming potential Peninsula Clarion, Apr. 14, 2013

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