Tag Archives: agriculture

Growers and Chefs Connect at Chamber of Commerce Luncheon

It was a full house on Jan. 16 when the Kenai and Soldotna Chambers of Commerce, Kenai Soil & Water Conservation District and UAF Cooperative Extension co-sponsored a joint luncheon to promote business relationships between local restaurants and farmers.  Speakers included Alaska Division of Agriculture Marketing Manager Amy … Continue reading

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From the Local Press

Homegrown revolution — Gardeners expand to tackle Alaska’s food insecurity  By Jenny Neyman, Redoubt Reporter Here’s something to chew on with your breakfast: The eggs for that omelet you’re eating — or the milk in your cereal, the meat in your sausage, … Continue reading

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Enter the “Soil to Spoon” 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, “Soil to … Continue reading

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Borough Schools Get Funding for Local Food

Did you know that the Alaska Legislature allocated $3 million in this year’s state budget for the pilot phase of the Nutrional Alaskan Foods in Schools grant program and that $131,135 is earmarked for Kenai Peninsula Borough schools  Register now … Continue reading

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Signs of Increasing Local Food Production

Kenai Resilience, a volunteer-run community group, has published the 2012 update of its Local Foods Directory for the Central Kenai Peninsula.  The Directory includes 27 listings, up from 19 when it was first published in 2011.   Inspired by successful, season-extending … Continue reading

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See the District’s Rental Farm Equipment in Action!

The public is invited to a field demonstration of tillage and planting equipment for small farms, Thursday, June 7, 4-6 pm at Ridgeway Farms, 5220 Strawberry Road.  The demonstration will include a chisel plow, spring tooth harrow, bed shaper, plastic mulch layer, flower and vegetable … Continue reading

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