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
volunteer page. or the
Right now, help is needed for the
GBGSociety Tea Party.
Coming Events for Gardeners
See list on the right.
See Plant Sale page (link at top) for plant sales.
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
Some gardening news/events for your calendar:
May 3-5: The 5th Annual Greenhouse Tour.
Grab a friend and do the 5th Annual Tour of Greenhouses takes place
this weekend, Friday through Sunday. Eight area greenhouses including:
- B&J's on Farmer's Loop,
- Chena Lakes Farm in North Pole,
- Hawks Greenhouse in North Pole,
- the Flower Pot near Fred Meyers East,
- Risse Greenhouse on Chena Hot Springs Rd,
- Ann's Greenhouse on Sheep Creek Rd,
- the Plant Kingdom on Farmers Loop Rd, and
- Holm Town Nursery on 30th Ave)
will be open and ready to talk gardening. Visit all eight
greenhouses, get your entry form stamped, and enter for a chance to win
one of 8 prizes.
Since you'll want to go to Risses anyway, stop by Friday for the "May
3, 2013 First Friday -- Spring Garden Party. Over 30 artists
scattered throughout the greenhouses! Music! Snacks! 5:00 - 9:00 p.m."
Tuesday, May 7th, is our May meeting. Social time starts at
6:30, speaker starts at 7, short business meeting to follow. Held at the
Food Bank on 26th Ave. Plant Exchange--bring a plant/take a plant! Our
speaker will be Kay Hackney who will do a hands-on Intro to Pain Free
Gardening. A few of the items that will be on the agenda will be:
--Polls. Are you interesting in volunteering one Saturday at the Farmers
Market at a "Ask a Local Gardener" booth? Would you like to participate
in a Turnip-growing project? Would you want to join in a tour of some
successful (and maybe not-so-successful) root cellars? Would you be
interested in informal meetings during the summer, perhaps at the
Georgeson Botanical Gardens to talk/walk/weed for an hour?
--Speakers for meetings. Help us plan out speakers and topics for the
--Phone Tree. Some of our members are not enthusiasts of the world wide
web, and we want to be sure not to lose touch with them. Looking for
volunteers to be sure we keep in touch by phone/snail mail.
Members will receive information soon on our summer garden tours.
Non-members may come to a tour or meeting once as a guest, but
are expected to join after that.
See those listed above!
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.