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Boreal Woods Mushroom Farm

Matt Meares and I have been attempting to get a podcast recording for over a year. Schedules, technical problems, studio challenges kept us from successfully recording. Our fourth attempt was also not perfect, but we decided to go ahead with it. Waiting for perfection was preventing me from telling this wonderful story about interior Alaska’s

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The intriguing world of Chaga

My podcast with Callen Christensen was super informative!  I learned so much. Not only about his work with AFFECT program and Hydroponics, but his passion for Chaga. Chaga mushroom is a fungus that grows primarily on birch trees in cold climates. Chaga mushroom is a type of fungus that grows mainly on the bark of

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Support for Proposition 2

Proposition 2 is on the ballot for upcoming elections on Oct 3, 2023.  It provides for total tax exemption for farm buildings in the borough. However, the caveat is that these farmers and growers have to derive at least 10% of their income from their farm activities.  Farm building must be used only for growing,

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A great step towards encouraging farming and addressing food security.

On June 22, 2023, Assemblywoman Savannah Fletcher sponsored an Ordinance that would ask Fairbanks North Star Borough voters to vote on property tax exemption for agricultural building. The ballot will have this ordinance for voters on October 3, 2023. This ballot measure will grant property tax exemption on structures that are used for farming activity.

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