Posted in education, Food choices, food security, garden mentor program, Gardens, greenhouse, Sitka Local Foods Network, Sitka Local Foods Network events, tagged berries, Brinnen Carter, carrots, community garden, container gardening, Cottage Foods Business Basics, education, encouragement, Everything You Need To Know About Trees, Extending Your Garden Season, food, food security, garden, Gardening in Sitka 101, Gardening in Southeast Alaska, Growing Garlic in Sitka, growing potatoes in Sitka, Jennifer Carter, Joshua Andresky, Jud Kirkness, Kathy Kyle, Kerry MacLane, Michelle Putz, Nina Vizcarrondo, potatoes, raising chickens, Sarah Lewis, Sitka, Sitka Local Foods Network education committee, UAF Cooperative Extension Service, UAS Sitka Campus on March 23, 2017|
Want to learn how to grow your own food? Are you new to Sitka and want to learn what veggies grow in our town? The Sitka Local Foods Network education committee has a list of free 2017 spring garden classes that can help you learn what to do and when to do it so you have a healthy garden.
This spring, all of our classes except one will take place from 6:30-8 p.m. on Thursdays at the Sitka Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Hall (408 Marine Street, parking off Spruce Street). Each week will feature a different topic, and all classes are free (donations to the Sitka Local Foods Network will be accepted).
The class schedule is as follows:
- Gardening in Sitka 101 — March 30, taught by Michelle Putz
- Cottage Foods Business Basics — April 6, 6-8 p.m., Room 106, University of Alaska Southeast Sitka Campus, taught by Sarah Lewis and Nina Vizcarrondo, in partnership with the University of Alaska Fairbanks Cooperative Extension Service
- Growing Potatoes in Sitka — April 13, taught by Kathy Kyle
- Extending Your Garden Season — April 20, taught by Kerry MacLane
- Container Gardening — April 27, taught by Joshua Andresky
- Raising Chickens — May 4, taught by Joshua Andresky, Nina Vizcarrondo and Brinnen Carter
- Everything You Need To Know About Trees — Friday, May 19, taught by Jud Kirkness
- Growing Garlic in Sitka — Date TBA (toward the end of the summer), taught by Jennifer Carter
For more information about the classes, contact Jennifer Carter at 747-0520. Other classes may be added at a later date if we find volunteers to teach them.
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Posted in education, Fish and game, Food choices, Food preservation, food security, Local food in Alaska projects and research, Local food in the news, traditional foods, tagged Alaska Native Sisterhood Subsistence Committee, commercial herring, herring, herring eggs, herring spawn on hemlock branches, Nina Vizcarrondo, Sitka Herring Festival, Sitka Public Library, subsistence herring, traditional foods on March 14, 2017|
Join Sitka residents for a discussion about herring, which is the Food Talks topic for Thursday, March 16. This event takes place at 5:30 p.m. at the Sitka Public Library’s Gus Adams meeting room (in the back corner of the library near the water).
This free meeting is open to the public, and people are invited to share their stories about all aspects of herring in Sitka and Southeast Alaska. Please share your stories about subsistence harvests, commercial harvests, eating herring or herring eggs, how you feel about herring, how to maintain sustainable quotas/harvests, and more. Feel free to share photos, too. Someone may be at the meeting filming stories as part of a grant from National Geographic.
For more information, contact Nina Vizcarrondo of the Alaska Native Sisterhood Subsistence Committee at (863) 286-9230. Also, watch for upcoming announcements about the annual Sitka Herring Festival week events in April.
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