> Calling all Veg Heads. Anchorage horticulture agent Julie Riley is hosting a Google Hangout for vegetable gardeners Wednesdays from 9 to 10 p.m. Julie will make a short presentation at 9 p.m. and gardeners will be able to get their questions answered and talk to other gardeners. Google Hangout can support nine people at one time. so if you can't get through, wait five minutes and try again. Another option is to call 800-893-8850 and sign in using PIN 5711553.
> Garden season is running late this year but be ready when it arrives. Our popular 16 Easy Steps to Gardening in Alaska takes gardeners from planning stages, through cultivation, all the way to harvest. For more in-depth guide to gardening, Extension offers a comprehensive guide, Sustainable Gardening: The Alaska Master Gardener Manual, which is also available on CD and as a spiral-bound version. Order copies of both publications through district offices, online or call our toll-free number at 1-877-520-5211.
> Extension will host a Strengthening Community Agrosecurity Planning Workshop June 10-11 in Wasilla. The two-day workshop is designed to help community partners handle agricultural issues during an emergency or disaster, improve networking among stakeholders who plan for and respond to emergencies and to enhance agrosecurity within existing local emergency operation plans. Register online. For more information, see the flyer or contact Palmer agent Steve Brown.