The garden is a Memorial Garden, a garden of benevolence, a garden of love. It is a gift to our community from the God of Love, Jesus the Christ. The first “seeds” for our garden have come from members of the congregation and a designation from the congregation’s memorial funds. These seeds have brought us to the beginning of a journey that will last for many years. Guided by the Holy Spirit we will plow forth until row upon row of our work is accomplished and our community is better nourished. The Lord invites you all to be part of His work on earth strengthening and feeding His children. The garden is made possible by generous donations from the community, and grants from the Alaska Food Policy Council through the Municipality of Anchorage, the Alaska Women's Giving Circle, generous support by the congregation of Lutheran Church of Hope, and support from the Alaska Synod of the ELCA.

Food from the garden in 2018 was sent to Lutheran Social Services Food Pantry, the Tudor Road Gospel Rescue Mission, and to Bean's Cafe.

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Become a Master Gardener

You can become a Master Gardener. Courses are offered by the Cooperative Extension Service both online and in the classroom. The next online course with be offered during the fall of 2018. There will be a traditional class beginning in September of 2018 in Anchorage. You can't enroll yet.  However, you can get on an interest list to be notified when the next one happens. There is a plethora of information in this course. It covers soil enrichment, lawns, trees, vegetables, flowers, and much more. Almost anything you would want to know about gardening with emphasis on what works in Alaska. There are from time to time other courses offered to provide you with Advanced Master Gardener credentials. I found the courses I have taken very useful in all my gardening endeavors.

You might also like to come to the Alaska Master Gardener monthly meetings. They are held the 3rd Monday of the month at at 7 PM beginning in September. Right now the venue for the meetings is the BP Energy Center. There is also the Anchorage Garden Club meeting on the first Thursday of the month at the Pioneer Schoolhouse lower level. Educational opportunities abound in Anchorage when it comes to gardening. Join any of the groups that help you with your garden and help the community as a whole become more food secure.

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