Mountain Mary's is located in the small town of Eagle River, in the pristine Eagle Glacier Valley of the 495,000 acre, Chugach State Park in South Central Alaska.
Mountain Mary's is a labor of love. Love of herbs, nature and a more natural healthy life. MM's started in a kitchen 17 or so years ago, morphed into a store front and back to the home shop that it is today.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Alaska Garden and Art Festival

"The greatest gift of the garden is the restoration of the five senses."
- Hanna Rion

Hello, Sustainable Green Thumb-ers,
So many wonderful things are happening —enjoy the opportunities

In This Issue:
1. Alaska Garden and Art Festival
-book signing WHOOEE, I’M PUBLISHED! & event details
2. Worm Composting Class in Anchorage
3. Food Blog in Anchorage Daily News

1. Alaska Garden and Art Festival—this Saturday July 11
Book signing- Come find me and my book Ask Mother Nature—A Conscious Gardener’s Guide. Look for the Fireside Books table
This is one of the few books about organic gardening under Alaska conditions.
Grab one for you and gift for a friend. I’ll sign them for you, and you avoid shipping costs, tra la! (Buy from Amazon and nobody makes any money.)

-What else?
Hands-on workshops, demonstrations, children’s activities, food, entertainment, and garden-related vendors. Tour the amazing Fair gardens, and quiz horticultural master artist Becky Myrvold.
Where: Alaska State Fair grounds in Palmer
When: Saturday, July 11, 2009
Red Gate Entrance Adults $5; Children 11 & under- free
For more info, please see

2. Worm Composting Class—Anchorage July 16
Wriggle into class & learn about buying or making a bin, set up, feeding, preventing flies, and harvesting the castings. Lowly the Worm & I will be teaching.
Date: Thursday morning July 16
Time: 10:30am - 12 noon
Place: Terra Bella Bakery Café in Anchorage Next to Bed Bath and Beyond, across from Dimond Mall
Tuition $10 (bring with you)
Please sign up to squirm into a space—call 907 745-0758 or email me at

3. Food Issues Blog in the ADN
Kim Sollien asked me to take over her on-line column. Check in and comment on the discussion of where your food comes from, and what’s happening for locavores.

The community Blog spot is called
AK Root Cellars
Anchorage Daily News on line

Ellen Vande Visse
Good Earth Garden School

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