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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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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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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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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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Harvest Moon Local Food Week

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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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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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