After coming down with a case of Column Neglect, may I please introduce you to our new blogger, Pete Kinneen.
Check out his 1st installment, ta da!
Denser taste and denser nutrition food is born from healthy soil.
Not all food travels well so locally grown has a taste advantage ranging from somewhat noticeable to dramatic.
Anchorage is one of only a fistful of global cities about to embark on a grand adventure of science- based volunteer -consumer experimentation to easily and permanently improve the soil in gardens and lawns ranging from the tropics to the sub-arctic. This new way of improvement will make it easy to grow 300 pound pumpkins, deep colored flowers, and fresh food proven by the brix test to be tastier. Anchorage experimenters expect outcome to be better soil and, from year 2 to year 2,000 no additional fertilizer will be needed. No chemical fertilizer and not even natural soil amendments will be required.
Combined with this newly rediscovered ancient method of permanently fertile soil is the opportunity to use it in a new and inexpensive container allowing a garden to be grown anywhere. On your deck, along your paved driveway, on the roof of your shed, or even your house. Or on frozen tundra. Imagine growing potatoes on top of your chain link fence. Fun, fun, fun.
Join us on a 90 day journey to permanently put delicious food on our plates in an environmentally and socially beneficial method. Improve the world, improve the climate, improve global soil health and improve human health starting in your own Alaska garden.
Pete Kinneen grew up in a family conscious of the magic of composting food scraps and yard waste for using in their organic gardens. He is the executive director of Environmental Recycling, Inc. the non-profit which operated the Pt. Woronzof Composting Facility for 15 successful years. He has joined a global discovery exploring the possibility of the one natural and inexpensive ingredient found to kick compost to the curb. Join in, the more the merrier.