Alaska Food Policy Council: 
Kickstarter  & 2019 Alaska Food Festival & Conference Update!
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The Downtown Urban Farm Project is taking its first step toward revitalizing a long-neglected parcel of land on 3rd Avenue in Anchorage. Once the site of the Alaska Native Medical Center, these 15 acres along Ship Creek currently lay bare and underutilized.

But, with your help, change is coming! The Alaska Food Policy Council-- a statewide non-profit organization focused on strengthening Alaska's food systems -- was granted a permit by the Municipality of Anchorage to install 6-8 raised beds and begin growing produce. Your donation will support the installation of these beds and the planting of fruits and vegetables.

First:  Thanks to a small group of hardcore volunteers (plus someone who walked by and offered his carpentry skills all afternoon!), our beautiful raised beds have been built!!!  It's going to be so wonderful to have these waiting for us this summer!

Second:  We've still got nearly 3 weeks left on our Kickstarter campaign, but we've already met our goal!!!!  This covers the cost of the beds and soil.  BUT:  We're not done yet -- Having additional funds for seeds, plants, and supplies at the ready next year would be amazing.  

Third:  We've got one more work party planned for this Saturday, Nov. 10 at noon.  During this time, we'll be filling the remaining beds with soil and maybe even planting some last minute garlic! Please sign up here.

Super helpful items include:

  • Shovels
  • Wheelbarrows
  • Sledgehammers (to break up frozen soil)
  • Single-use hand warmers
Thanks to everyone who has already donated!  

Please join us in Homer this spring! We hope you are planning to attend the 2019 Alaska Food Festival and Conference!

Deadline for Abstract Submissions: Nov. 31st! 

We've updated our website with lodging and sponsorship information and have confirmed many speakers. Travel scholarship information will be available shortly.
Call for Abstracts!
The Deadline is coming soon.... November 31st

Interested in presenting a topic at the the Alaska Food Festival & Conference?  We'd love to see your ideas! 

Please submit your ideas for conference topics, presentations, or posters through our online submission portal by clicking the button below
Call for Abstracts - CLICK HERE for more Information!

Are you interested in shaping future plans for the 15-acre site located at 3rd Ave. and Ingra St. Join the Municipality of Anchorage Heritage Land Bank and share your ideas on what the site of the former Alaska Native Service Hospital could be in the future.
When:  Thursday, November 8, 2018, 4:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Where:  GuestHouse Anchorage - Meeting Room
330 E. 4th Ave. (The entrance is from the alley, on the south-side of the building. There are parking lots on the east and west sides of the building, and there is street parking on 4th Ave.)
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