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Our YouTube channel is filling up with tips, tricks, and advice on gardening, homesteading, Alaska living, farm tours, and whatever else we find to talk about. 

Sometimes we also get to visit others around the state who are incredibly wise and inspirational! 

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- Laura Ingalls Wilder

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If you'd rather listen than read or watch a video, we've got you covered! Our podcast includes how-tos for gardening, homesteading, and Alaska living. 

Also included are some fantastic interviews from wise and wonderful Alaskans who are thriving in this lifestyle. 

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Did you preorder plants this season? Here’s a sneak peek - your plants are waking up!

What different about us? Many of the alaska hardy plants we offer (like Saskatoons, honeyberries, apples, cherries, etc) actually spend a winter here so they are proven to be hardy enough for our climate. This weeds (pun intended) out any plants that just aren’t quite healthy enough or that have underlying issues before you take them home!

So here they are, waking up from a long winter and they are getting ready for you!

Another thing that is different about us is that we don’t sell varieties that won’t do well in most locations. For instance, some apple varieties are well known and survive up here but for most of us in the valley, they will only rarely actually fully ripen. We graft our apple trees only with apples that are proven to thrive and produce ripe fruit in most alaska orchards. In this quest, we’ve found some really cool lesser-known varieties that produce in abundance, thrive here, and taste amazing!!!

Plus, we winter them over for you so, again, they are proven hardy. 🙂

If you didn’t preorder, it’s not too late for most plants! We are starting to run low or sell out of some but we do have some availability! commongroundalaska.com/product-category/plants-shrubs-trees-bushes/

The open house for plant pickups is May 10-12. If you don’t want to preorder, we will have plants for sale that weekend, too. It’s first come, first served so preordering is recommended but we do always try to have a few extras. 🙂

PS - we aren’t pre selling currants, apples, cherries, and a few other odds and ends. Those will be available for purchase at the farm at the event in May.
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Did you preorder plants this season? Here’s a sneak peek - your plants are waking up! 

What different about us? Many of the alaska hardy plants we offer (like Saskatoons, honeyberries, apples, cherries, etc) actually spend a winter here so they are proven to be hardy enough for our climate. This weeds (pun intended) out any plants that just aren’t quite healthy enough or that have underlying issues before you take them home! 

So here they are, waking up from a long winter and they are getting ready for you! 

Another thing that is different about us is that we don’t sell varieties that won’t do well in most locations. For instance, some apple varieties are well known and survive up here but for most of us in the valley, they will only rarely actually fully ripen. We graft our apple trees only with apples that are proven to thrive and produce ripe fruit in most alaska orchards. In this quest, we’ve found some really cool lesser-known varieties that produce in abundance, thrive here, and taste amazing!!!

Plus, we winter them over for you so, again, they are proven hardy. 🙂 

If you didn’t preorder, it’s not too late for most plants! We are starting to run low or sell out of some but we do have some availability! https://commongroundalaska.com/product-category/plants-shrubs-trees-bushes/

The open house for plant pickups is May 10-12. If you don’t want to preorder, we will have plants for sale that weekend, too. It’s first come, first served so preordering is recommended but we do always try to have a few extras. 🙂 

PS - we aren’t pre selling currants, apples, cherries, and a few other odds and ends. Those will be available for purchase at the farm at the event in May.Image attachmentImage attachment+7Image attachment

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Is this also for pre ordered bare root strawberries ?

Do you propagate your own plants?

Are the strawberries and raspberries mature enough to plant and hopefully harvest this summer? 🫶🏼

We are SO grateful to Jacobson's Greenhouse for sponsoring the ALASKA HOMESTEAD EXPO. The event will be made much more beautiful by their gorgeous hanging baskets!

Still don't have Expo tickets? Let's solve that problem! commongroundalaska.com/alaska-homestead-expo/

Let me tell you my personal experience with Jacobsons. First, their plants never die when I bring them home. Have I mentioned I'm a serial killer? ((of plants - sheesh - settle down!)) Haha!

But the plants from Jacobsons are so hardy, even I can't kill them! (Well, I can but it takes awhile!)

Also, this is the best part. I have NEVER brought home bugs on plants from Jacobsons. I used to just go to all the places and grab whatever was beautiful but then I'd bring in aphids or other critters and then we'd battle them all summer. For that reason, most of the plants you see around that aren't from the farm are from Jacobsons.

Plus their variety is astounding. The store is just so fun because there are so so many beautiful varieties!

We're so happy to partner with them. They're awesome!

Expo tickets: commongroundalaska.com/alaska-homestead-expo/
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We are SO grateful to Jacobsons Greenhouse for sponsoring the ALASKA HOMESTEAD EXPO. The event will be made much more beautiful by their gorgeous hanging baskets! 

Still dont have Expo tickets? Lets solve that problem! https://commongroundalaska.com/alaska-homestead-expo/

Let me tell you my personal experience with Jacobsons. First, their plants never die when I bring them home. Have I mentioned Im a serial killer? ((of plants - sheesh - settle down!)) Haha! 

But the plants from Jacobsons are so hardy, even I cant kill them! (Well, I can but it takes awhile!)

Also, this is the best part. I have NEVER brought home bugs on plants from Jacobsons. I used to just go to all the places and grab whatever was beautiful but then Id bring in aphids or other critters and then wed battle them all summer. For that reason, most of the plants you see around that arent from the farm are from Jacobsons. 

Plus their variety is astounding. The store is just so fun because there are so so many beautiful varieties! 

Were so happy to partner with them. Theyre awesome! 

Expo tickets: https://commongroundalaska.com/alaska-homestead-expo/

In today's LIVE edition of the Alaska Homestead Expo Extras, we will be talking with Elaine Martin about foraging in Alaska! It's going to be soooo good! Bring your questions - she'll be ready!

Be sure to join us at 7 pm via Zoom. If you can't join us, you can watch the replay on YouTube later this week.

Common Ground Alaska is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Expo Extra - Foraging with Elaine Martin
Time: Apr 8, 2024 07:00 PM Alaska

Join Zoom Meeting
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In todays LIVE edition of the Alaska Homestead Expo Extras, we will be talking with Elaine Martin about foraging in Alaska! Its going to be soooo good! Bring your questions - shell be ready! 

Be sure to join us at 7 pm via Zoom. If you cant join us, you can watch the replay on YouTube later this week. 

Common Ground Alaska is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Expo Extra - Foraging with Elaine Martin
Time: Apr 8, 2024 07:00 PM Alaska

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us06web.zoom.us/j/7230070689?omn=83697786314

Meeting ID: 723 007 0689

Guess what we did Wednesday??

You guessed it! We planted trays and trays of HOPE ( aka cantaloupe).

Should be ready in July - if spring and summer decide to show up!
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Guess what we did Wednesday??

You guessed it! We planted trays and trays of HOPE ( aka cantaloupe). 

Should be ready in July - if spring and summer decide to show up!Image attachment

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Sure hoping they both show up and stay a good long while. 🙏

Praying for a successful crop! Best cantaloupe ever!

This will be my first year trying cantaloupe here in Kodiak. Can’t hurt to try!

What are you doing tomorrow night at 7 pm? Mark your calendar because you now have plans!

Thursday April 4 at 7 pm we will be talking with Jodie Anderson about her experience in visiting other polar regions - including what is working in the areas of agriculture and sustainabilty.

If you haven't heard Jodie talk before then you're in for a real treat. Jodie's enthusiasm for Alaska and agriculture is contagious and her stories so inspirational! Join us on Zoom Thursday evening 4/4/24 at 7 pm for the next installment of the Alaska Homestead Expo Extra.

ZOOM LINK: alaska.zoom.us/j/9077469466?pwd=Rm1RMXVqcnFlUkp4T2s4TEVPc0toUT09&omn=84379903543
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What are you doing tomorrow night at 7 pm? Mark your calendar because you now have plans! 

Thursday April 4 at 7 pm we will be talking with Jodie Anderson about her experience in visiting other polar regions - including what is working in the areas of agriculture and sustainabilty. 

If you havent heard Jodie talk before then youre in for a real treat. Jodies enthusiasm for Alaska and agriculture is contagious and her stories so inspirational! Join us on Zoom Thursday evening 4/4/24 at 7 pm for the next installment of the Alaska Homestead Expo Extra. 

ZOOM LINK: https://alaska.zoom.us/j/9077469466?pwd=Rm1RMXVqcnFlUkp4T2s4TEVPc0toUT09&omn=84379903543
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