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"Digging Deeper: Flowers, Food, & Foraging"

March 14th and 15th, 2014

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Friday, March 14th - Annual Meeting
6:30-8:30 pm qt the Anchorage Hilton
Keynote by Roger Doiron, Kitchen Gardeners International

Saturday, March 15th, 2014 - 8th Annual Spring Garden Conference
9:00 - 5:30 pm at the Anchorage Hilton
Keynote by Roger Doiron, Kitchen Gardeners International

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We are pleased to feature Roger Doiron of Kitchen Gardeners International.internationally regonized gardening advocate.

 

Roger Doiron is founder and director of Kitchen Gardeners International (KGI), a Maine-based nonprofit network of over 25,000 individuals from 100 countries who are taking a (dirty) hands-on approach to relocalizing the food supply. In 2007, he was chosen as a Food and Community Fellow.

Doiron is a free-lance writer and public speaker specializing in gardening and sustainable food systems. His articles on food, agriculture and gardening have appeared in the Chicago Tribune, Christian Science Monitor, Organic Gardening magazine, Mother Earth News, and Saveur. His work and ideas have been featured in the Chicago TribuneInternational Herald TribuneNew York Times and the Washington Post. His successful proposal and petition campaign to replant a kitchen garden at the White House gathered over 100,000 signatures and international media coverage and was voted the grand prize winner of the "On Day One" contestsponsored by the United Nations Foundation. Doiron’s work on the White House campaign also earned him the "Heart of Green" award , the Garden Crusader Award, recognition as one of the country’s top five “Green Game Changers" by the readers and editors of the Huffington Post and one of the "10 Most Inspiring People in Sustainable Food" by the editors of Fast Company magazine.


Local talks include, but are not limited to (this is a preliminary list!):

  • Brenda Adams / Explore All Your Options – Bark, Berries, Bulbs, Fragrance, Herbs & Vegetables
  • Ayse Gilbert / Alaska Agricultural Enthusiasms & Anchorage's Centennial
  • Robbie Frankovich / A Summer in Bloom
  • Dr. Marilyn Barker / Alaska's Orchids & the North American Orchid Conservation Project
  • Leslie Shallcross & Julie Riley / Powerhouse Veggies
  • Laurie Constantino: cooking with wild edibles
  • Dave Ianson / Rhubarb
  • Arthur Ramirez / Juicing in Alaska
  • Debbie Hinchey / Landscaping with Edibles
  • Dr. Gary Ferguson / Store Outside your Door
  • Carol Ross / Sourdough
  • Ellen Vande Visse / Composting
  • Verna Pratt / The Best Native Plants for Home Gardeners and Landscapers
  • Stefanie Flynn / 40 years of Bake Shop Flowers: from tubers to splendor
  • Kathy Liska / Fruit Trees

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