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California looks to Australia for tips on surviving drought

...percent cut in water use by cities and towns, and ordered more farmers to stop pumping from rivers and streams. Marcus said the one...Northern California water to Southern California's bigger farmers. Desalination plants also are envisioned: San Diego's would...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-05-26/california-looks-australia-tips-survi
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Empire Editorial: Thumbs up, Thumbs down for May 25, 2015

...had an interesting piece on a plant called Rhodiola rosea - golden root, or rose root. It's being grown by a handful of farmers here in Alaska, and it's on the verge of becoming the next "wonder food" alongside a lot of others you'd find in Rainbow...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-05-25/empire-editorial-thumbs-thumbs-down-m
Opinion
Flood survivors stunned by loss in Colombia

...trees that for years was a vibrant community of small coffee farmers. Off in the distance, across the still raging La Libordiana...more than shovels probed the shaky ground to look for bodies. Farmers like Henao were ordered to refrain from returning to their...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-05-20/flood-survivors-stunned-loss-colombia
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What's happening this week

...whales, sea lions, orcas and sea birds. The area is rich in early history of Tlingit Indians, canneries, prospectors, fox farmers, trappers and commercial hunters and, in recent years, recreationists. This trip will not include an onshore experience...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2015-05-20/whats-happening-week
Art
What's happening this week

...Nickelodeon, The 2nd annual film fest hosted by Cooperative Extension will feature "Growing Cities" and "The Real Dirt on Farmer John" with discussions after. Admission to the double feature movie is $12 at the door. Details: Susie at 523-3280 ext...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2015-04-22/whats-happening-week
Art
Celebrate AK Agriculture Day on May 5

...incorporate Alaska Grown products into your meals.? If you are a farmer, consider asking a local school if you can visit a classroom...operation and Alaska agriculture.? Visit and thank a local farmer in person. To find a farm near you, check the Alaska Grown...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-05-01/celebrate-ak-agriculture-day-may-5
Outdoors
Chef at the Market now accepting applications from Alaska chefs

...interested in providing cooking demonstrations during the 2015 farmers market season. The Division of Agriculture intends to award...six Alaska chefs performed 36 demonstrations at ten local farmers markets.Applications for the 2015 season are due by Friday...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-04-10/chef-market-now-accepting-applicatio
Outdoors
Juneau Farmer's Market and Food Festival scheduled for Saturday

...Arts and Humanities Council will host the 7th annual Juneau Farmer's Market and Food Festival on Saturday, Aug., 30 at the...walking tour to teach about identifying wild edibles.The Farmers Market and Food Festival will be from 9 a.m.-2 p.m...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2014-08-28/juneau-farmers-market-and-food-festival-s
Art
Spud fraud plants farmers in jail

FARGO, N.D. - Two North Dakota brothers were sentenced Monday to prison time and ordered to pay back more than $900,000 for intentionally destroying potatoes to collect federal farm insurance payments. In separate hearings, U.S.

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-03-10/spud-fraud-plants-farmers-jail
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Alaska Science Forum: Creepy crawlies of the north aren't from around here

...survived in Interior Alaska, which was not glaciated. Local farmers and gardeners have reported earthworms to University of Alaska...layer of the soil upon which some plants depend. Bowser said farmers in Alaska are curious about worms but have not yet reported...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-04-10/alaska-science-forum-creepy-crawlies
Outdoors

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