Homer Grown: Nome Grown
Homer Grown
by Desiree Hagen
4M ago
This season on Homer Grown, with the assistance of the Alaska Center for Excellence in Journalism, we are exploring rural agriculture throughout the state. For this episode we travel to Nome ..read more
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Homer Grown: Rob Heimbach and Mudophile Farms
Homer Grown
by Desiree Hagen
4M ago
In this episode we visit Rob Heimbach at his farm to talk about root vegetables, salvaging materials from the dump, and why he is waiting for a president of the United States to say the word "root cellar ..read more
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Homer Grown: Tyonek Grown
Homer Grown
by Desiree Hagen
4M ago
In this episode we visit the Native village of Tyonek, and talk to Tonya Kaloa, programs coordinator for Tyonek Tribal Conservation District.Support for Homer Grown comes from Wagon Wheel Garden and Pet and Woda Botanicals ..read more
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Homer Grown: Mycorrhizae, Synthetic Fertilizer and Chemical Warfare
Homer Grown
by Desiree Hagen
4M ago
Everything under your feet is connected with a near-infinite mycelial web. What’s the connection between microbes, chemical warfare and synthetic fertilizer, you ask?“In nature we never see anything isolated, but everything in connection with something else which is before it, beside it, under it and over it.” ~ Goethe ..read more
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Homer Grown: Cut flowers, rare varieties
Homer Grown
by Desiree Hagen
4M ago
The topic is flowers. Rachel Lord of Alaska Stems discusses the business of cut flowers. We also visit Teena Garay’s garden off of West Hill. Teena has collected seed from other countries with a similar climate to Homer and propagates rare perennial flowers and shrubs ..read more
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Homer Grown: Permafrost Soils
Homer Grown
by Desiree Hagen
4M ago
Every year Homer Grown produces an episode about Soils. In anticipation of a trip to Kotzebue to conduct interviews with Arctic gardeners, we thought it was important to understand what is happening below the surface in Northern climates. Our guests are Glenna Gannon, Assistant Professor of Sustainable Food Systems at the University of Alaska, Fairbanks, Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources and Extension. She is also part of Permafrost Grown, a 5 year study on permafrost's relation to farming. And we talk with Monica Kopp the Ag Program Coordinator for Homer Soil and Water Conservati ..read more
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Homer Grown: Gardening is for every body
Homer Grown
by Desiree Hagen
4M ago
In case you weren’t aware— gardening is for everyone, no matter your age or physical limitations. This episode focuses on programs that support inclusivity ..read more
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Homer Grown: Forestry, spruce beetles and reforestation
Homer Grown
by Desiree Hagen
4M ago
With much of Alaska on high alert for a fire, forestry is a hot topic. For the latest episode of Homer Grown, host Desiree Hagen interviewed Mitch Michaud about forest ecology and a new reforestation project in the Soldotna Area. John Winters, newly retired forester from the Division of Forestry, is the other guest. He talked about forest stewardship, creating defensible space around your home, and things you thought you knew- but somehow missed, about spruce bark beetles ..read more
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Homer Grown: Potting soil and plant starts
Homer Grown
by Desiree Hagen
4M ago
Spring is finally here! If you are like most people you are probably gearing up for the upcoming gardening season, which means you will most likely visit your local greenhouse for plant starts or potting soil. But have you ever wondered where these items come from ..read more
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Homer Grown: Birch Syrup and Moose Habitat Restoration
Homer Grown
by Desiree Hagen
4M ago
Nature provides many cues to alert us to the arrival of spring, whether its the return of migratory birds, the appearence of stinging nettles, or the flow of birch sap. In this episode we visit with Bridge Creek Birch Syrup both in the birch grove and at the sugar shack to discuss the process of making birch syrup ..read more
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