Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Local Food Presents: Pressure Canner Gauge Testing, and more...

Greetings! The Local Food group would like to invite you to some events with Alaska Coop Extension agents Kristy and Linda, visiting here from the mainland. Local Food has been talking with them about getting Coop Extension speakers, classes, and printed materials for Kodiak residents here in Kodiak.

Monday evening the 31st at 7:30,  Kodiak College BB RM 106
attending to see what we are doing.
Tuesday, April 1st,noon - 2:00 pm, BB RM 110
Training for pressure cooker gauge testers.
Learn how to do it yourself!
Tuesday, April 1st 7:00 - 9PM, BB RM 111  
Training for pressure cooker gauge testers.
The public can bring gauges or canner lids
with gauges to Kodiak College
during workshops for calibration.

Wednesday, April 2nd 7:00 - 9PM, BB RM 112
Next Local Food meeting, and testing for those who bring
gauges and tops with them.

See you there!

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Got Wood?


Sustainable Kodiak’s Local Food Group is developing new community garden space at the Kodiak Baptist Mission. The Mission has generously offered to mill logs in their sawmill and construct raised beds for a community garden on their property--for free!

But we need wood! Please help us find some logs that can be transported to the Mission for this purpose. The finished lumber size is 8 x 12 inches. (The raised beds measure 10' 8" long by 5' wide.)

If you have access to any free logs, please contact Marion Owen at mygarden@alaska.net or call her at 486-5079.

Thank you for helping us get this project off--and in--the ground!

Friday, March 14, 2008

Stop Pebble Mine - at Comfish

The Renewable Resources Coalition, the Stop Pebble Mine organization, will have a booth at ComFish. We are hoping that some Kodiak folks will help with manning the display.

The booth will be open :

Thursday, (March 20) from 10 am – 6 pm

Friday from 10 – 6,

Saturday from 10 – 4.

If you have any questions or would like to help out in the booth for an hour or two, please give Claudia Anderson a call at 486-3673. Thanks!

Monday, March 10, 2008

Invitation to an Urban Trails meeting

Dear Sustainable Kodiak

We’d like to invite you to provide your input on urban trails inside Kodiak city limits. Island Trails Network will hold a meeting solely for this purpose this Thursday, March 13th at the Chamber of Commerce conference room from 12:00-1:30. Stop by before or after lunch (or bring a lunch) to discuss proposals and improvements for trails in the Kodiak urban area. If you are unable to make it, we will accept comments via phone and email through Friday, March 14th.

We will use your comments to help create a prioritized list of trail improvements to propose to the city council at the end of March. Along with this proposal ITN may offer assistance with trail designation, planning, and construction.

Some trails and proposed trails subject to discussion are:

  • A proposed trail linking Rezanof to Mission near the Zharoff memorial bridge.
  • Designation and improvements of the trail linking East Elementary to Chichenof St.
  • A continuation of the Chichenof trail to Baranof Park.
  • A proposed trail linking Rezanof to Mission near Potatopatch Lake.
  • A proposed trail along the channel linking North End park to proposed developments on Near Island.
  • Designation and improvement of Russian Ridge trails (city-owned portions).
  • A proposed trail along the St. Paul harbor breakwater. Along with these, we welcome other ideas for trails resources in the Kodiak urban area.

As part of our five-year strategic plan, Island Trails Network hopes to incorporate trails as transportation infrastructure into city and borough community planning, and this is a first step in that direction. We also understand that the need for pedestrian infrastructure must be balanced with the need for wildlife habitat, green space, the protection of property rights. We welcome all comments in support or opposition of these and other urban trails. Email andy@islandtrails.org or call 539-1979 with comments.

We hope to see you at the meeting.

Andy Schroeder

Executive Director, ITN