Activities at Spring Creek Farm, located on APU’s Kellogg Campus in Palmer, are picking up for the spring. In fact, with many in the state wondering about food security due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Farm has noticed an increased interest in local food. Farm Manager Ben Swimm is working hard to make sure there is plenty of food and educational resources to provide for CSA and other community members this summer. The Farm’s projects for the season include:
- Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program that delivers shares of vegetables all summer long to its members in Anchorage and Palmer.
- Garden Graphics and Gardening Workshops: Check the Farm’s Facebook page for videos and graphics to help you get your garden started this summer.
- Educational Internships: Two APU students will be spending their summers on the Farm helping with production and educational activities.
- Research and Demonstration: In partnership with the National Resource Conservation Service (NRCS), the Farm will be beginning a project studying the use of cover crops in annual agriculture systems in Alaska.