Welcome to Master Gardeners of the Tanana Valley! We are located in Fairbanks, Alaska, the “Golden Heart” of Alaska’s Interior. Here, many people grow everything from potatoes and carrots to greens, fruit, and even corn.
We offer activities for new and experienced gardeners, from classes and workshops to garden tours and guest speakers.
We’d love to teach you how fun and productive it is to garden in Alaska’s Interior during our relatively short—but intense—growing season. Join us and learn how to:
- Choose the plant varieties that grow best in our northern soils
- Improve your soil for better crop yields
- Deal with common garden pests
- Extend the growing season with row covers, greenhouses, and other strategies
- And much more
2015–2016 Board of Directors
- Emily Reiter, President
- Karen Jensen, Vice President
- Janice Whitton and Leslie McCartney, Secretary (shared position)
- Stephanie Meath, Treasurer
- Darcy Etcheverry, Member-at-Large
- Steven Seefeldt, Advising Member (Agriculture/Horticulture Agent for the Tanana District Cooperative Extension Service)
The Master Gardeners of the Tanana Valley is a non-profit organization exclusively for charitable, scientific, education and civic purposes within the meaning of Section 501C3 of the Internal Revenue Code, including but not limited to activities which:
- Enhance and supplement the University of Alaska Cooperative Extension Service Master Gardeners Program,
- Assume responsibility of performing and engaging in special tasks related to the Program,
- Promote a wide dissemination to Alaska citizens of gardening information available as a result of University study and experimentation, and
- Foster, promote and disseminate gardening information in Alaska.