of the Tanana Valley
"Cultivating Gardeners" in Interior Alaska
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. (March 4 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.
Master Gardeners of the Tanana Valley, PO Box 72248, Fairbanks, Alaska
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.
For volunteer opportunities, see our
Coming Events for Gardeners
2/20 Hay Growers Meeting, 6 p.m. in the Tanana District
2/22 Delta Farm Forum in Delta Junction. Information:
3/5 Alaska Certified Applicator Conference in Anchorage.
2014 Sustainable Agriculture Conference in Fairbanks
“Growing Alaska’s Farmers!”
Click on title above for details
March 11 – 13, 2014 at Wedgewood Resort, Fairbanks, Alaska. Covers
topics such as breeding new crop varieties, sustainable farming
practices, starting a farm, raising livestock, food security and
attracting pollinators, etc. Information:
Soon to be updated
schedule of classes.
See also list on the right.
Updates from Emily Reiter:
2013 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
Online registration is available at
There are now 4 groups for those interested in growing for profit.
- Vegetable (exploring forming a growers' cooperative)
- Fruit (organizing apple tree grafting workshops)
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
or call 474-2423
2/15, 22: BeeKeeping Class at Monroe Catholic High School, Feb
15 and 22. $150. Information:
3/29: New & Intermediate Peony Growers school, Tanana District
extension classroom. New Growers meet 9am - noon, intermedicate growers
from 1 to 4pm.
April: Several apple tree-grafting workshops will meet during
the second half of April at the Tanana District extension classroom.
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.
"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.
invasive plants in Alaska
offers membership, information, education on Alaska Native Plants,
and some invasives too. Links to several other Alaskan plant
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
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)
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.
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