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 It was extremely informative even though it is outdated 100 years.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
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.
Originally Posted by andweav
Like a tree to the soil: a history of farming in Alaska's Tanana Valley ... By Josephine E. Papp, Josie A. Phillips
Originally Posted by grcg
“The Winter Harvest Handbook: Year Round Vegetable Production Using Deep Organic Techniques and Unheated Greenhouses” by Eliot Coleman