Alaska Health Policy Review: Community Gardening in Alaska
Alaska Health Policy Review is Alaska’s comprehensive, authoritative, nonpartisan source for health policy matters in the state of Alaska. This month’s issue features community gardening.
We identified seven Alaskans with a particular interest in the topic and asked them each a few individualized questions. What we found especially interesting is that while all of the interviewees genuinely support and promote community gardening, they vary in their assessments of the exact nature of the public health benefits of community gardening.
Here is a sample of one of the interviews. (Follow the GeorgeAnne Sprinkle link to download a .PDF of the interview.) GeorgeAnne Sprinkle is a community garden organizer and Anchorage Farmers Market representative for Alaska Community Action on Toxics (ACAT). One of her projects is Yarducopia, “one part co-op, one part gardening club, and two parts community garden.”