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Grown in Alaska Workshop


(Anchorage, AK ) - The Alaska Department of Natural Resources, Municipality of Anchorage, UAF Cooperative Extension Service, and the USDA Forest Service announce a two-day workshop focusing on producing, marketing and planting Alaska Grown trees, shrubs and perennials. The workshop will be held on September 22 and 23, 2009 at the Palmer Community Center, 610 South Valley Way, in Palmer.

Each year, Alaska sends millions of dollars to nurseries outside of Alaska to purchase plants that could be grown in the state. Although, growing conditions and market limitations make it a challenge to compete with larger nurseries in the lower 48, the workshop will explore ways to expand the nursery industry in Alaska and help connect producers to purchasers. 

This workshop is intended for nursery growers, landscape designers, contractors, garden retailers, public and private land managers and government agencies. Register by September 17 to receive the early bird rate of $30. Late registration fee is $40.

More information about the workshop and a registration form can be found online at http://forestry.alaska.gov/community/ or by calling 269-8465/8466

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