AARP Alaska is kicking off spring!

Posted on 03/14/23

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Spring sunshine is finally starting to shine through, and our short winter days are gradually becoming longer and brighter. We're ushering in a brand-new season, and for many that means thinking about seeds, weeds, vegetables, and more! That's why AARP Alaska and the Alaska Cooperative Extension Service are bringing you a five-part virtual series covering top gardening topics for all audiences from beginners to experienced green-thumbs. Register for one or all of the series events at the registration links in each webinar's description. Happy growing!

Upcoming Gardening Webinars:

Friday, June 2, from 10-11AM: Vegetable Gardening
Join AARP Alaska and Steve Brown from the Cooperative Extension Service in this workshop to learn how growing bountiful veggies is very easy if you know the tips of the far North. This presentation will show you the secrets behind planning, planting, season extension, fertilization and pest control. Register here >>

Previous Gardening Webinars - Watch the video replays!

Friday, March 31, from 10-11AM: Seed Starting
Join AARP Alaska and Glenna Gannon from the Cooperative Extension Service for a live demonstration of seed planting and the basic materials you'll need to start your own seeds. Glenna will share information on timing and light needs as well as best practices for growing and transplanting healthy plant starts for your garden. Come join us to learn the basics for starting seeds indoors and outdoors in Alaska. Watch the video replay here.

Friday, April 7, from 10-11AM: Weed Management
Join AARP Alaska and Gino Graziano from the Cooperative Extension Service who will share information on how to manage weeds in a variety of settings, the difference between weeds and invasive plants as well as the role that gardeners have in preventing the spread of invasive species.  Let’s get rid of those pesky weeds! Watch the video replay here >>

Friday, April 21, from 10-11AM: Soil Basics
Join AARP Alaska and Leif Albertson from the Cooperative Extension Service who will share his secrets to great soil for gardening. Soil is crucial for plant growth, but soil science can feel intimidating for new gardeners. In this presentation on soil basics, Leif will break down some of the mystery and magic that is happening in the ground around us and share simple things gardeners can do to optimize plant growth. Watch the video replay here >>

Friday, April 28, from 10-11AM: Smart Solutions for Reducing Gardening Aches and Pains
Join AARP Alaska and Art Nash from the Cooperative Extension Service to learn about ways to make gardening easier as we age. Art will share a variety of tools and ideas to help us garden when we have issues bending, kneeling, lifting, or even moving around to garden. He is an expert in Universal Design principles and adaptive modifications for gardening. This class will share ideas and resources for you to try or share with others who want to keep on growing. This class will share ideas and resources for you to try or share with others who want to keep on growing. Sorry, no video replay from this year's event, but we do have a replay from a previous year. Watch the video replay here >>

This story is provided by AARP Alaska. Visit the AARP Alaska page for more news, events, and programs affecting retirement, health care, and more.

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