Our partners work to forge resilient food systems that decrease dependence on outside sources, spark food-based business startups and improve household and community health. Our shared vision for a regional food system includes a reliable supply of wild foods, thriving agricultural enterprises, and improved access to fresh and nutritious foods for all residents across our region.
Check out some of our ongoing food projects across Southeast Alaska.
Meet Moby the Mobile Greenhouse
Each year Moby will travel to a different Southeast Alaskan community where it will live for a whole growing season, starting March or April through September or October. The greenhouse will be delivered equipped with soil, a teacher guide, and an activity manual for grades K-12. The recipient will be responsible for providing seeds to plant and will be chosen based on their commitment and readiness. Moby is a project of the Southeast Alaska Watershed Coalition and the Sustainable Southeast Partnership.
Register Now for the 2019 Southeast Alaska Farmers Summit!
Join commercial farmers, growers, and food enthusiasts from across Southeast Alaska to learn from one another about producing local food in a challenging growing environment and bringing it to market. This event is a valuable chance to reconnect, expand knowledge, and share experiences within a growing network of local food producers. This year will be the third annual gathering of partners and growers committed to increasing the scale of food production and strengthening food security in Southeast Alaska. Together, we will build a robust local food economy!
When: February 15-17, 2019, starting at 1 pm Friday and ending at 5 pm Sunday
Where: Sitka’s Sweetland Hall at Sheldon Jackson Campus (Sitka Fine Arts Camp) and Centennial Hall
Space is limited. Scholarships are available. THE DEADLINE FOR EARLY REGISTRATION IS DECEMBER 31, 2019
Salt and Soil Marketplace
The Salt & Soil Marketplace connects Southeast Alaska food consumers with growers, fishermen, foragers, and gardeners through a community marketplace that merges the best of online and real-time shopping. The Marketplace helps support local economies, keeps food dollars within the region and provides high quality local foods, helping Southeast Alaska be more sustainable, resilient, and prosperous. The Market currently has distribution sites in Haines and Juneau, and features vegetable producers, value added products, seafood, and crafts from all over the region.
Biomass Heated Greenhouse Handbook
Pairing a greenhouse with a wood heating system can benefit communities by improving nutrition, lowering energy costs, and providing local employment opportunities. That is why the U.S. Forest Service and the Alaska Energy Authority have partnered to fund Alaska Biomass Heated Greenhouse Handbook. The Sustainable Southeast Partnership and the Southeast Island School District helped write the handbook, which showcases the successful biomass heated greenhouse projects on Prince of Wales Island. This comprehensive handbook is a free resource available to schools and anyone interested in building a biomass heated greenhouse locally.
To request a hard copy, email SSP Energy Catalyst Shaina at firstname.lastname@example.org or SSP Local Food Catalyst Lia at email@example.com. School and community leaders will be prioritized for limited hard copies of the Handbook. Check out this presentation on Biomass heated greenhouses from Alaska Forum on the Environment 2018.
The Sitka Kitch seeks to improve the community health by enhancing local food security. The Sitka Kitch will serve as a business incubator and community resource center by providing access to a certified commercial kitchen. This will allow small businesses to develop new products based on local fish and other resources. It will also be a community classroom where courses in nutrition, home economics, and food management, can be taught…
Location: Sitka Date: February 15-17, 2019, starting at 1 pm Friday and ending at 5 pm Sunday Join commercial farmers, growers, and food enthusiasts from across Southeast Alaska at the 2019 Farmers Summit in Sitka. Learn from other Alaskans who...read more
Application Closing Date: December 7th, 2018 Moby travels across Southeast Alaska kickstarting local growing efforts. Over the past three years, Moby spent growing seasons in Juneau, Kake, Hoonah, and Yakutat, and has catalyzed interest in growing food...read more
THE ARRIVAL AND WELCOME My third journey around Southeast Alaska brought me to beautiful Yakutat, Alaska, a town of about 650 people. Carol Pate, the greenhouse coordinator and high school teacher, drove me from the ferry terminal to my new home outside the school,...read more