Homer grown: Compost, Vermiculture and Worms

15 hours ago
Grandpa's Worm Castings

In this episode host Desiree Hagen interviews Jodie Anderson, director of the Matanuska Experimental Farm and Extension Center through UAF about all things compost. Can it be composted? Is it a "brown" or a "green"? Jodie explains how we can be better "zookeepers" to our compost piles, and how microbes can be compaired to children who have been given puppies and too much sugar.

Senator Gary Stevens

Representatives from both houses of the Alaska State Legislature are in the first of what will be two special sessions trying to complete and pass a  budget. If they can not deliver a budget that Governor Dunleavey is willing to sign by the end of this month, 14,000 State employees will be laid off.

Trails Report for Kachemak Bay State Park, June 09, 2021

Jun 11, 2021
Kachemak Bay State Park

Kachemak Bay State Park's Trails Report, issued on Wednesday, June 9rd.

June is LGBTQ Pride month and this week on the Coffee Table, you'll hear from Pride organizers in Homer, Soldotna and Seward about events and activism across the Kenai Peninsula this month and next.


Host: Kathleen Gustafson and guests:

City of Homer

The City of Homer this week is kicking off a study that has two goals; one, helping visitors to Homer find their way around with confidence, and two, making Pioneer Ave. a more welcoming destination.
    The city has hired Corvus Design of Anchorage to facilitate the discussion and gather public input. Peter Briggs is a company landscape architect and planner.


As of Monday, Alaska Department of Health and Social Services data show that 53% of Alaskans ages 12 and older have their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine, and about 47% of eligible Alaskans are fully vaccinated. 

Emilie Springer/KBBI

The first day of the 2021 Homer Farmer’s Market was May 29th, I stopped by at the end of the day to talk a little about how the first day went.  New director Lauren Jerew, hired in March, says, “Things went really well today!  We had quite a few people come through and that’s fun to see.  The vendors that I've talked to so far say it was a really successful first market.  Jerew says the market is doing a head count three times/ day to try and get an idea of how many visitors are stopping by.  On the first day?  “We probably easily saw 250 or 300 people roll through,” Jerew says, “I think t

Ground Beef

Jun 7, 2021
Ground beef
Jeff Lockwood / KBBI

With grilling season upon us, Jeff Lockwood breaks out the grinder to see what grinding technique means for a hamburger patty.  Plus buns and onion rings!

This season of Check the Pantry is made possible by the generous support of Bay Realty and The Grog Shop.

Produced by KBBI AM 890 in Homer, Alaska.  First aired 06/06/21.

Break Up of DV North Pacific Pending

Jun 4, 2021
Jay Barrett/KBBI

Visitors to the Homer Boat Harbor will have a new landmark to guide them this summer. The rusting hull of the former fishing vessel North Pacific is aground near the west-end launch ramps, awaiting dismantling.
    Homer Councilmember Heath Smith asked City Manager Rob Dumouchel about the boat’s situation at last week’s city council meeting.


2nd Annual Concert on YOUR Lawn!

Crank up the volume and dance along to free, live, local music 12-9 on June 19th. There are no tickets but your donations bring this and all KBBI programs to everyone. Consider donating today!

Are you ready for a story?

KBBI is happy to present Storytime Anytime! Tune in at your leisure to the three book series My Father's Dragon by Ruth Stiles Gannett and read by Claudia Haines from the Homer Public Library.

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