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Homer Grown: Gardening is for every body

In case you weren’t aware— gardening is for everyone, no matter your age or physical limitations. This episode focuses on programs that support inclusivity. Deshana York, from UAF cooperative extension service, talks aboutAgrAbility. It's a statewide program that supports aging and special needs people working in Agriculture. Kyra Harty, coordinator of the Beginning and Young Alaska Farmers Chapter talks about the goals of the chapter. And we visit Don McNamarra and Donna Rae Faulkner of Oceanside Farms to talk about how their strawberry gardens are set up to help aging bodies.

Support for Homer Grown comes from Woda Botanicals and Wagon Wheel Garden and Pet.

This episode originally aired June 11, 2022.

Originally from the Blue Ridge Mountains of Southwest Virginia, Desiree has called Alaska ‘home’ for almost two decades. Her involvement in radio began over 10 years, first as a volunteer DJ at KBBI, later as a host and producer, and now in her current role as a reporter. Her passions include stories relating to agriculture, food systems and rural issues. In her spare time, she can often be found riding her bicycle, creating art from handmade paper, or working in the garden.
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