We dig into the details of farm management when local amendments are the only real option, and when you get 120 inches of rain a year because you farm in a temperate rainforest. Bo and Marja provide details of the mobile high tunnel system in their high-wind environment, dealing with Alaskan wildlife, and farming off of the electrical grid.
Marja and Bo also share how they maximize produce sales with visits to town on an irregular schedule, and how they are working to address food insecurity in Petersburg.
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Quotes from the Show
[Marja] We live what we consider to be a very rich life and have all that we need.
[Bo] It turns out if you leave a weed on the ground in Southeast Alaska it doesn't really care that you’ve pulled it out and its roots are in the air, it just keeps growing.
[Marja] Soil is pretty unusual in Southeast Alaska.
[Bo] We have moose, which that can be pretty interesting. Sometimes we chase them, sometimes they chase us.