Garden Supplies

I want to simplify your search to find what you need to be an organic, sustainable, and regenerative grower:

Compost
Fertilizers
Compost tea
Worms
Compost & worm bins
Tools

So I make it my mission to keep up to date (as best I can).  It’s my aim to help you buy locally without expensive shipping burdens.

The focus here?  Where to buy them in the Anchorage and Mat-Su area. Enjoy the lists, and… please help me keep current!

Helpful Information About Garden Supplies

Supplies at Alaska Mill and Feed 2020

Author Ellen Vande Visse Organic Gardening Supplies Compost at Alaska Mill & Feed 1501 First Ave Anchorage Alaska 99501 Please remember supplies change each year. Call 907 276-6016 Bagged: various brands, including Susitna Organics Compost & Alaska Humus Bokashi Compost activators Compost bins, composters- various styles Compost thermometers — 20” stem Compost turning tools— pitch fork, garden fork, Earthworm castings Buffaloam Compost Chicken and steer manure –bagged, sterilized Biochar ? Compost Tea Brewer A small compost tea brewer to make your own compost tea (Not sure about 2020) Worm Composting Red Wiggler Composting Worms Worm Bins: Worm Factory & Vermi Bag Cover Crop & Green Manure Seed Alaska Soil Booster cover crop blend Inoculant for legumes in cover crop blend …

Resource Guide for Sustainable Gardening

Author Ellen Vande Visse Resource Guide for Sustainable Gardening for South Central Alaska Table of Contents Books by topics …………………………………..1-4 Key to Sources of Books…………………………….4 Periodicals ………………………………………5 Community Service …………………………………5 Local Sources of Assistance…………………………5-6 On-line Networks and Information…………………….6 BOOKS Please see Key to Sources of Books below; Most of these resources are available from www.acresusa.com Alaskan Gardening The Alaskan Gardener’s Handbook by Lenore Hedla Alaska Gardener’s Manual from Cooperative Extension Service, University of Alaska Alaska Gardening Guide, Vol 1 by Ann D. Roberts Kachemak Cultivating from Seaside to Summit by Homer Garden Club Ask Mother Nature- A Conscious Gardener’s Guide by Ellen Vande Visse General Organic Gardening The Healthy Garden Handbook by Ed. of Mother Earth News and Simon and …

What is the Best Source of Topsoil

Author Ellen Vande Visse What’s the best source of topsoil? Oboy…I’ll answer this FAQ as best I can. First of all, what is the truckload of topsoil for? Lawn? Landscaping? Truckloads are appropriate for large areas. Garden? The smaller area means you can either: – Order a commercial load, or – Haul, place, and mix your own on site. If you are really ambitious, you can build your own soil over 2-4 years –even on gravel. You would deploy permaculture, hugelkultur, and regenerative agriculture strategies to create a very fertile area. It’s very satisfying to put nature to work for you. (And I would love to help & advise for fast results.) What differences are there in topsoil products? If …

Sources of Compost and Topsoil in Matsu

Author Ellen Vande Visse Sources of Compost & Topsoil in Mat-Su Susitna Organics http://www.susitnaorganics.com Randy Southrada 907-841-9426, near Houston on Hawk Lane (new owner, coached by founder Mark Fisher) Products: Compost and Compost/soil blend. Compost in bags or order a bulk load. You can also order soil-compost mixes. Bags—Where Sold: in most garden stores, also available from Alaska Sea-Ag on Marsh Rd, Palmer. For 2018, find retail sales at Ken’s Garden Supply, located on Blue Lupine just south of Seward Meridian on the frontage road just East of the parks highway, Wasilla, 9:30-5:30 M-S, starting May 4 2018. Closed Memorial Day. Bulk loads: call about pick up or delivery. randy@susitnaorganics.com Alys Culhane Products: Finished compost for sale. Also free horse …