Panel delves into community gardens’ role in city’s food

With Juneau’s food supply so dependent on outside shipments, figuring out local sources of food is a priority for the Juneau Commission on Sustainability.

The commission has organized a series of talks and seminars for the fall and winter, and the first one is taking place this week. At 5:30 p.m. Thursday at Juneau-Douglas High School, a panel of local experts will lead a discussion about the city’s community gardens and how gardening can affect the city’s food supply.

The session is open to anybody, and is sponsored by UAF Cooperative Extension and the Juneau Community Garden. Sessions will continue throughout the fall and winter, and will cover topics including composting, livestock and local entrepreneurs in food production.

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