Results 1 to 5 of 5

Thread: Share an Interesting Read from the past about Alaskan Agriculture or Gardening.

  1. #1
    Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Matanuska-Susitna, AK / Tampa Bay, FL Areas
    Posts
    40

    Default Share an Interesting Read from the past about Alaskan Agriculture or Gardening.

    Please, share an interesting read you found enlightening with others. Here is one I found and read. It was extremely informative even though it is outdated 100 years.

    This very interesting read from 1902 was published by the U.S. Department of Agriculture for Alaskans. Google Books copied it from a copy found at the Library of the University of Michigan.


    I downloaded it in PDF (in the upper right hand corner) and had a wonderful time reading it.

    1902 Bulletin - Alaska Agricultural Experiment Stations, Volumes 1-11

    http://books.google.com/books?id=sTT...age&q=&f=false

  2. #2
    Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    fishhook, ak
    Posts
    1,124

    Default

    there is a good cook inlet history book you can likely find it at titlewave in anchorage or online.

    it is a compilation of short articles, has a few things about ag in the matanuska valley, gold in sunrise, salmon, moose, caribou, fire histories, etc. Far from a thorough account but interesting. it is out of print now, published by alaska northwest The Cook Inlet collection: Two hundred years of selected Alaskan historythere are lots of copies around anchorage, must have been a textbook at one time.

    By the way, the current botanical garden at the U of Fairbanks is named after Georgeson.

  3. #3
    Member grcg's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    Fairbanks
    Posts
    112

    Default here's what I have been reading.....

    "Like a Tree to the Soil": A History of Farming in the Tanana Valley, 1903-1940by Josephine E. Papp and Josie A. Phillips
    I am about halfway through this and it is very interesting. It is wonderful to learn what has been tried and accomplished locally. I bought it at the Farmers Market last summer.

    “The Winter Harvest Handbook: Year Round Vegetable Production Using Deep Organic Techniques and Unheated Greenhouses” by Eliot Coleman
    I bought this hoping that I would get some ideas on extending the growing season – and it has given me a lot of food for thought. (no pun intended. )

  4. #4
    Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Matanuska-Susitna, AK / Tampa Bay, FL Areas
    Posts
    40

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by andweav View Post
    there is a good cook inlet history book you can likely find it at titlewave in anchorage or online.

    it is a compilation of short articles, has a few things about ag in the matanuska valley, gold in sunrise, salmon, moose, caribou, fire histories, etc. Far from a thorough account but interesting. it is out of print now, published by alaska northwest The Cook Inlet collection: Two hundred years of selected Alaskan historythere are lots of copies around anchorage, must have been a textbook at one time.

    By the way, the current botanical garden at the U of Fairbanks is named after Georgeson.
    Thanks. This book can be found online at different Book Brokers at the following link. Thanks again.

    http://books.google.com/books?id=7L8...gbs_navlinks_s

  5. #5
    Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Matanuska-Susitna, AK / Tampa Bay, FL Areas
    Posts
    40

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by grcg View Post
    "Like a Tree to the Soil": A History of Farming in the Tanana Valley, 1903-1940by Josephine E. Papp and Josie A. Phillips
    I am about halfway through this and it is very interesting. It is wonderful to learn what has been tried and accomplished locally. I bought it at the Farmers Market last summer.

    “The Winter Harvest Handbook: Year Round Vegetable Production Using Deep Organic Techniques and Unheated Greenhouses” by Eliot Coleman
    I bought this hoping that I would get some ideas on extending the growing season – and it has given me a lot of food for thought. (no pun intended. )
    Like a tree to the soil: a history of farming in Alaska's Tanana Valley ... By Josephine E. Papp, Josie A. Phillips


    http://books.google.com/books?id=LpR...gbs_navlinks_s

    “The Winter Harvest Handbook: Year Round Vegetable Production Using Deep Organic Techniques and Unheated Greenhouses” by Eliot Coleman

    http://books.google.com/books?id=aAn...gbs_navlinks_s

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •