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Thinning, Planting, and… Bokashi-ing?

Hello all! As you may know, school is back in session at UAA. This means that the end of the gardening season is nearly upon us, and I still haven’t shared the entire story of the UAA Student Garden! I … Continue reading

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Big City, Big Gardening Ideas

  Hello UAA Student Garden Fans! This post will be breaking the familiar pattern that the blog posts have followed so far. This is because Shannon (one of our garden advisors and volunteers), Aleks (Garden Volunteer Coordinator), and I (the … Continue reading

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Have you seen the garden lately?

Hello everyone! Here are some photos of the new signs that have been put up in the garden. Make sure to stop by, explore the garden, and check out the signs in person!           

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Bokashi Workshop

Bokashi….is it a Japanese Tree, a granola bar, or a variety of lettuce? Actually, Bokashi is Japanese, can make a tree or lettuce grow (however isn’t either), and Bokashi does incorporate dry organic matter, such as rice or wheat bran … Continue reading

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Planting the Garden

Following the Gardening Workshop with Saskia on Sunday, the volunteers felt more than ready to plant (actually, I think most of us still felt pretty “green” about the whole now-you’re-a-gardener situation, but we were excited to get our hands dirty … Continue reading

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May 15 Gardening Workshop

There’s no right or wrong way to garden… The day after our raised beds were built and filled with soil, the garden volunteers congregated on-site once again to attend the summer’s first gardening workshop. The workshop began with an indoor … Continue reading

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Raised Bed Construction

The UAA Student Garden is a raised bed garden, built on a previously grassy space on the west side of the Beatrice McDonald Hall. The garden beds were constructed on a warm Saturday afternoon in the middle of May (the … Continue reading

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