hot off the press just in time for the holidays!
The Alaska Young Fishermen's Almanac is the first book project of the Alaska Young Fishermen's Network with support from the Alaska Marine Conservation Council and the Alaska Humanities Forum. Using her experience gleaned from creating our own New Farmer's' Almanac, Severine worked with the Alaskan Young Fisherman on this project and it features art, stories, advice and more from […]
this farm and home could be yours for $1000!!!
The owners of this property, John and June Strothenke are selling in the most unusual way - an essay contest! It costs $1000 to enter but they are only accepting 420 applicants so that odds that you could win are relatively high!
applications for calypso farm & ecology center's 2018 farmer training program are now open!
Calypso Farm & Ecology Center (Fairbanks, AK) is now recruiting applications for their 2018 Farmer Training Program, a 5-month immersive residential programs. The Program runs from May 7th to September 29th, 2018 and is designed to equip participants to become self-reliant farmers through immersion in all aspects of farm operations, working alongside experienced farmers for an entire […]
music we love: alaska
We love this new song by Maggie Rogers, for dance halls and wide wild expansive spaces alike.
obama administration to sell offshore drilling leases
https://static01.nyt.com/images/2008/06/26/business/26offshore.600.jpg On March 15th, the Obama administration released a draft offshore drilling plan for 2017-2022 that includes 10 lease sales in the Gulf of Mexico and 3 in the Arctic Ocean off the coast of Alaska. This proposed drilling plan puts our communities, wildlife and environment in danger -- all so oil companies like Shell […]
What is it about the ruthless sea? An acculturation in agricultural landscapes, full of flower buds, dewdrops, fresh hay, kittens and baby lambs cannot prepare you for the hard, chilling mechanics of a mechanized fish harvest. To my tender agrarian eyes, the fishing business is brutal. We may call them “stewards of the ocean” but […]
why agrarians should care about fishing
"For many terrestrials, and certainly for me, the ocean and fisheries are a foreign place. We cannot see into the sea and don’t know much at all about what goes on there, except perhaps familiarity with the blanket-term “over-fishing.” Young agrarians of the rangeland know well that a blanket critique—that the Bureau of Land Management and Forest […]
severine and the last american food commons, part I
This past Fall, Severine travelled to beautiful Alaska and wrote three comprehensive articles based on her experience for In These Times. From Halibut festivals to fish processing boats to the rugged Alaskan homesteaders, she explores three questions fundamental to her journey: What can the farming community learn from the highly managed, and highly abundant commons of Alaska? […]
here we go magic
NPR's The Salt: "Alaskan Farmer Turns Icy Patch of Tundra Patch into a Breadbasket." But tapping that ultra-rich soil takes time. To prepare the land for farming, Meyers starts in June when the permafrost ground begins to melt a bit. He uses a tractor to clear the low-lying mossy lichen and other tundra plantlife that act […]
learn to farm in alaska
Calypso Farm and Ecology Center, located in Fairbanks, Alaska, is now accepting applications for their 2016 farmer training program! Calypso's Training Program is an intensive experiential education program focused on providing the skills, inspiration and experience necessary for participants to embark on starting their own small farm with confidence. A small group (5-6 people) of […]
another great farm training program
Calypso Farm and Ecology Center's Farmer Training Program is accepting applications now! (4 spaces currently available) Open until filled – if you’re interested, apply now! Spaces are limited. Students are selected based on their level of interest in the program and potential for future application of what they’ve learned. We also strive to select a diverse […]
ok, time to move to alaska
Visit http://patperry.net to see more of Pat's art.
pacific NW+alaska USDA grain prices
USDA Announces Harvest Prices for 2013 Crop Year Small Grains and Canola Revenue Products SPOKANE, Wash., September 5, 2013 — USDA’s Risk Management Agency (RMA) announced approved harvest prices for the 2013 crop year for revenue protection insurance plans within the Common Crop Insurance Policy for wheat, barley, fall canola, and rapeseed in Alaska, Idaho, […]
alaska farmer training program, check it out
Happy Spirit of the Season and pre-Solstice-looks like we've survived and thrived in 2012! The Calypso Farm/Susan and Tom's Sust Ag/Life program is now in its second year, and it's aimed for folks who are seriously interested in starting their own farm-- but there is also room for people who are more inclined to environmental […]
garden crew member for alaskan csa
greenhorn Erin Jakubek is looking for one member to round out her garden crew at a small CSA in southeast Alaska. The CSA is part of Jewell Gardens. Download the full job description here: Garden Crew Job Posting.