Sitka goes green – literally

Bicycle-friendly Sitka is gearing up to become garden friendly. The 2008 Sitka Health Summit – which last year made bicycle-friendliness a priority – has placed food security and a local fish market at the top of the list of this year’s priorities. While an all-community greenhouse is the long-range goal, summit organizers could not let the summer growing season pass by without getting started. Last week an ambitious group of volunteers turned out to till donated topsoil and sand into a sunny plot of ground behind St. Peters Episcopal Church.

Leah Mann, KCAW – Sitka