Why go through all the trouble?
The plastic guessing game…
A High tunnel is made to extend our growing season....But developing good timing is half the battle! We have had our usual (and unusual) warming/freezing spells now for a few weeks. Spring seems to become more unpredictable every year here in the arctic. I find myself chewing my nails to the nub every year deciding... Continue Reading →
2018 Here we come!
It seems the rule of thumb that when one year goes smooth as butter the next is as rough as it can get! This year is starting out pretty rough. My generally relaxed and enjoyable planning stage has been complicated by finding out that my folder that I wrote ALL my records in last year... Continue Reading →
What is a high tunnel?
I get this question quite often! Mostly because we are using a high tunnel here in Anaktuvuk Pass. I thought I would share a bit about what a high tunnel is and how it fits our goals of sustainable living here in the arctic wild. Our high tunnel consists of a sturdy steel frame, that... Continue Reading →
High tunnel emerges and more seed starting at the school!
It's officially spring! How do I know? I was standing outside soaking in the sunshine and a HUGE furry bumble bee buzzed around my head....I'm pretty sure we were both confused! She might be a bit early, but there is no doubt that our days have lost anything resembling night time and the world is... Continue Reading →
Seed starting at the Nunamiut High School!
Our growing season has OFFICIALLY begun! Students at Nunamiut high School led by teacher Lee cracked open the first seed packets for 2017. They planted some varieties of tomatoes, a few peppers, rosemary and cutting celery (listed below). All of these plants will make it to high tunnel to feed the village, but for now... Continue Reading →
Spring time ice fishing and it’s connection to arctic gardening
This is the time of year we jump onto snow machines and travel a good distance...or two....and gather around our favorite ice fishing holes. Spring time ice fishing is one of the first real breaks from the monotony of the endless dark winter. The sun comes out in full force and the temperature rises enough... Continue Reading →