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Master Gardeners of the Tanana Valley
"Cultivating Gardeners" in Interior Alaska

Meeting the first Tuesday of each month, at the Fairbanks Food Bank, 725 26th Avenue. Winter temperature cut-off, -30 degrees at 3:00pm at phone# 844

 

Bluebells by Di Griffin

Master Gardener  Meeting
(except in summer)
at the Fairbanks Food Bank,
6:00 p.m. for snacks, program at 7 p.m. (May 6 is our next Meeting.)

In the summer, we have garden tours instead. You have to be a member to attend them, so join now. Anyone can join, but only Alaska Master Gardening Class graduates are voting members.


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Master Gardeners of the Tanana Valley, PO Box 72248, Fairbanks, Alaska 99707-2248  

Membership

If you would like to join, the annual dues are $20 for an individual, $25 for family, and $250 for lifetime memberships. You are welcome to attend a meeting to see if this would be something you would be interested in joining. The TVMG has speakers, gardens tours and workshops for all gardeners' interests, come join us!! You can get more information on our "About Us" page. See address above.

Volunteers Needed!

For volunteer opportunities, see our volunteer page.

Coming Events for Gardeners

We are responsible for the 2015 Master Gardener Conference. Let us know if you want to be part of the planning for this event. It will take place in March, 2015 and be a one day affair, though there was some discussion of adding something the evening before.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

Soon to be updated

See the schedule of classes.

See also list on the right.


 Updates from Emily Reiter:

2014 Board of Directors:

  • President, Emily Reiter
  • Vice Pres., Karen Jensen
  • Secretary, shared by Janice Whitton & Leslie McCartney
  • Treasurer, Stephanie Meath
  • Member-at-large, Ruiz Anne Rozell
  • Advising member, Steve Seefeldt, as the Horticulture Agent for the Cooperative Extension

For information, visit http://www.uaf.edu/ces/districts/tanana/mg.

Online workshop registration is available at http://bit.ly/ces-workshops.

There are now 4 groups for those interested in growing for profit.

  1. Vegetable (exploring forming a growers' cooperative)
  2. Fruit (organizing apple tree grafting workshops)
  3. Hay
  4. Grain

There are also fiber growers and herb growers groups in the making. For more info or to be added to their mailing lists, contact Steven Seefeldt. ssseefeldt@alaska.edu or call 474-2423

 


Classes

3/29: New & Intermediate Peony Growers school, Tanana District extension classroom. New Growers meet 9am - noon, intermedicate growers from 1 to 4pm.
Information: http://alaskapeonies.org.

April: Several apple tree-grafting workshops will meet during the second half of April at the Tanana District extension classroom. Information: ssseefeldt@alaska.edu.

4/25: Greenhouse Management Class, Friday evening from 6 to 8. $20. At Risse's Greenhouse.

 

 



Related Forums & Websites

It used to be called the University Experimental Farm, and the gardens and greenhouses are still used by researchers. A great place to volunteer!

Here is a little more information, from the SNRAS Blog June 3, 2009

Website of the society formed to support the Georgeson Botanical Garden. See their website for upcoming events.

Website "handbook for those wanting a place to plant in Fairbanks. Get on the waiting list now!

The mission of the AISWG is to minimize invasive species impacts in Alaska by facilitating collaboration, cooperation and communication among AISWG members and the people of Alaska.

Information on invasive plants in Alaska

This group offers membership, information, education on Alaska Native Plants, and some invasives too. Links to several other Alaskan plant sites. 

The website of the organization that is the major authority on gardening in Alaska. Click on "Publications" to find a list that you can order from. They also offer Master Gardening classes - the one for the interior is held beginning each March. In Southcentral, it is usually earlier in the winter.

This is the Anchorage branch of the Alaska Master Gardeners. Links to lots of good information here, including a link to information on the Master Gardener Correspondence Course.

Website of Fairbanks' own garden guru - the horticulturist for the Fairbanks Cooperative Extension Service. Includes an archive of garden articles she has written over the years. Also includes information on becoming a Master Gardener.

The Alaska Garden Clubs is made up of six clubs from around the state. There are 331 members located in Ketchikan, Anchorage, Mat-Su Valley, Fairbanks and North Pole. Membership is open to all. Contact the individual clubs or they can forward your request to a particular club.

A chapter of the North American Rock Garden Society (NARGS)

Supporting Conservation by Providing Resources and Knowledge, Fairbanks Soil & Water Conservation District is committed to assisting private land owners with resource conservation projects; helping to educate both students and adults about conservation stewardship; and assisting local farmers to improve both production and marketing capacity. Good invasive plant information.

  • These are the Alaska based links we like. Find other good links for gardeners here.

This page last updated 04/03/14

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