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Homer Grown: Nome Grown

Myra Scholze works in the Nome Community Garden on July 26, 2022.
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Myra Scholze works in the Nome Community Garden on July 26, 2022.

This season on Homer Grown, with the assistance of the Alaska Center for Excellence in Journalism, we are exploring rural agriculture throughout the state. This episode we travel to Nome to chat with Myra Scholze who runs the Nome Community Garden.

Then we take a road trip to Pilgrim Hot Springs, to talk with Anama Shannon about some of the upcoming projects at the hot springs, which include work focusing on gardening and food security for rural communities, small scale geothermal power generation, and building restoration.

Support for Homer Grown comes fromWagon Wheel Garden and Petand Woda Botanicals.

This episode first aired on August 6, 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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