Project helps Alaskans spice up soil

Project helps Alaskans spice up soil

DAN JOLING/AP
Jodie Anderson, a community horticulture director for the University of Alaska at Fairbanks, stands at the Matanuska Experiment Farm July 7 in Palmer, Alaska. Alaska has abundant natural resources, but soil isn’t among them. To help Alaskans create their own dirt and grow gardens to supplement hunting, fishing and gathering, a modest federal grant is paying for five demonstration gardens from the Panhandle to the Arctic, using soil mixed from local sources.
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Project helps Alaskans spice up soil

DAN JOLING/AP
Jodie Anderson, a community horticulture director for the University of Alaska at Fairbanks, stands at the Matanuska Experiment Farm July 7 in Palmer, Alaska. Alaska has abundant natural resources, but soil isn’t among them. To help Alaskans create their own dirt and grow gardens to supplement hunting, fishing and gathering, a modest federal grant is paying for five demonstration gardens from the Panhandle to the Arctic, using soil mixed from local sources.
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