Alaska Columnist Preps For Springtime Gardens

In less than three weeks, the Winter Solstice will mark a gradual lengthening in the daylight hours in Alaska. And, with more light, come thoughts of next spring’s garden. Anchorage Daily News gardening columnist Jeff Lowenfels is the author of two books on the soil and food web: Teeming With Microbes and Teeming With Nutrients. Lowenfels says even though it’s frigid outside, it’s a good time to be thinking about gardening.

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Garden guru Jeff Lowenfels will speak at Alaska Pacific University’s Grant Hall on Thursday evening, as part of the APU President’s Forum series. The event is co-hosted by the Alaska Botanical Garden. Lowenfels is an internationally recognized author and columnist. He is working on the third of a trilogy of books on organic gardening. The first, “Teeming With Microbes”, and second, “Teeming With Nutrients” have gained wide acclaim. Lowenfels’ talk, “Horton Hears A Who – And So Can You”, will follow a wine and appetizer reception. The event starts at 6:30 pm at Grant Hall. Admission prices are $15 for members and students, $20 for non-members, $30 for two tickets.