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.
The Economic Opportunity of Produce in the Last Frontier
Grow Southeast, Spruceroot, the Southeast Alaska Watershed Coalition and the Sustainable Southeast Partnership partnered to analyze the economic opportunity of vegetable production in Southeast Alaska. Check out the one-page highlights and full report!
Moby the Mobile Greenhouse
If you give a classroom a bag of carrots, they will eat for a day. Teach a class how to garden and they can eat for a lifetime! The Mobile Greenhouse is about sharing knowledge and food production skills between schools across the region. Alaskan’s spend $2 billion on food each year. If Southeast Alaskans were able to displace just 3% of food imports with local food sources we could keep $60 million dollars circulating in the region. This project supports healthy students while growing vibrant, sustainable, food-secure Alaskan communities.
Kasaan Community Harvest
For the past two years, the community of Kasaan has hosted a community harvest. The Kasaan Community Harvest is a weekend event to bring together people from Kasaan, Hydaburg, and other Prince of Wales communities to harvest, process, share, and celebrate our local foods.
The 2015 summer harvest event was a great success. Stay tuned for future events!
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…
In April 2016, “MOBY”, the mobile student greenhouse, rolled off the ferry in Hoonah. The trailer-become-greenhouse had a mission in the small community of 750 - educate students and community members on to grow in a greenhouse and to inspire conversation around a...read more
The days are getting shorter and full of rain. Many Southeast Alaskans are dreading the impending seasonal shift. In Hoonah however, one 12-old boy is pretty excited. Standing over his garden, Ted Elliot pops another snap pea into his mouth. “The most exciting thing...read more
Written and published with Edible Alaska Magazine On a sunny Sitka afternoon, a group of Pacific High School students and community members carve four inch deep lines into the soil. Gingerly, the students cradle seed potatoes in their palms. These small fingerlings,...read more