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…
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
Written for Alaska's Capital City Weekly & Juneau Empire Public lands surround Southeast Alaskans. The 17 million acre Tongass National Forest is where residents go to hike, camp, fish, and gather food to nourish their families and wood to warm their homes. It’s...read more
Farmers Summit Explores Opportunity for Growth Entrepreneurial spirit reinvigorated for local food production
Written for Alaska Business Monthly The Southeastern community of Haines was once known as the strawberry capital of Alaska. In the 1900s, Charlie Anway’s prolific red berries were shipped throughout the state—his largest berry measuring seven inches in circumference....read more