This week we started a WHOLE bunch of seed at the school and even had a visitor who came by and showed us compost worms! I got to take the compost worms home, since my last batch died when I left them outside during a cold snap. I didn't get to get photos of her... Continue Reading →
Seeds seeds and more seeds!
My most favorite part of the growing season is the part where you get to buy seeds! It's really easy to go overboard though, and I thought I would write up a blog post on how I 'do' seeds and share some arctic gardening seed guidelines. It's easy to get intimidated by all of the... Continue Reading →
Filming Videos and seed starting at Nunamiut high school!
This week we got a couple of special visitors that we got to hang out with for a brief moment. Patuk and Heather came through AKP and did some filming for a few short videos. They did a short video on how to make kale chips and also filmed a bit of the high school... 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 →
Agriculture course at Nunamiut high School…Yay!
This year we were very lucky to have a teacher at our village high school teach a agriculture class. Lee Karasiewicz is teaching the course. I stopped by to discuss our joint ventures in the high tunnel and got to see some of what they were doing. It was a bit too late in the... Continue Reading →
Grow and Tell: Alaska gardening app
I just installed this beauty on my phone yesterday! And I encourage anyone else who is growing or who wants to grow (or if you are just curious about ) any type of veggies in Alaska. I was introduced to this app at the Sustainable Ag conference in February held in Fairbanks, it... Continue Reading →
Introductions – The people behind Gardens in the Arctic
Welcome to our blog! This post is to introduce ourselves and let you know who the gardeners behind Gardens in the Arctic are and how we got started in this adventure! Rainey Hopson is the woman behind the Gardens in the Arctic dream. She is a lifelong student always in search of new knowledge to... Continue Reading →
Arctic Gardening Environmental Factors
First, lets start with some info about the gardening environment here to give you a picture of what we are dealing with.