cover crops

USDA/NRCS

As the end of the growing season approaches, gardeners and farmers might consider cover crops to improve soil health in their empty garden beds. Around Alaska, Soil and Water Conservation Districts are conducting cover crop trials to study cover crops best suited to Alaska's unique growing conditions.

For this episode, Homer Grown's Nicole Arevalo interviews Homer Soil and Water Conservation District manager, Kyra Wagner and agriculture program manager, Monica Kopp about cover crops and trials in the area. Brice Wrigley, of Alaska Flour Company and district manager for Salcha-Delta Soil and Water Conservation District, discusses no-till agriculture and cover crops. And Homer Soil and Water's "soil gal", Jessica Sharp, chats about soil health.

Homer Grown

For the latest episode of Homer Grown, hosted by Desiree Hagen:

We talk to Lori and Wayne Jenkins of Synergy Gardens and Brad Casar of Homer Soil and Water Conservation District about cover cropping, succession planting and the importance and value of the famer within sustainable agriculture.

Homer Soil and Waters' Katherine Schake and Kyra Wagner perform a skit regarding invasive species mitigation questions.