Gardeners create online resource

Posted: Monday, May 15, 2006

KENAI - Two Alaskan green thumbs are hoping to cultivate a new Web site as a forum for sharing information on gardening in the central Kenai Peninsula.

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"It's still being built, but it's been up and running for over a month now," said Sue Kent of Soldotna, who, along with Jo Scott of Clam Gulch, is responsible for the inception of the site,

Kent said they built the site as part of meeting the program requirements for becoming an Alaska Master Gardener through the University of Alaska Fairbanks Cooperative Extension Service.

She added that the site is much needed, since although there are numerous sites on the Internet devoted to gardening, and even gardening in Alaska, few, if any, deal with gardening in the central Kenai Peninsula area.

"We need a local site because our local weather and soil create unique, and often challenging, growing conditions," Kent said.

There are multiple branches to the site, she explained, each budding with slightly different information.

"We have a forum where people can ask questions, give advice on what works and doesn't work, and trade seeds and plants," Kent said.

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