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USDA program helps Alaska's farmers

...all operators to apply because it will better illuminate the need for financial assistance. Every dollar helps, said Abby Ala, who runs Ridgeway Farms in Soldotna with her husband, Harry. The couple has applied for reimbursements through the...
USDA high tunnel program expands

It smells of wet soil, tender green plants, chickens and several other layers of agricultural production inside Abby Ala's polyculture building at Ridgeway Farms in Kenai. On a recent Saturday, Ala stood among rows of tables on the lower...
Food group thinks local

...Cooperative Extension Services, Kenai Peninsula College Residence Hall, and Soldotna Public Library. Many thanks to Abby Ala, Velma Bittick, and Conner Eller for sharing their farming experiences and advice during the evening panel discussion...
Kaleidoscope Charter School descends on Ridgeway Farm

...his knees to snatch it out of the ground. "Look," he said, lifting it up into the sunlight and squinting at farmer Abby Ala who crouched nearby. The scene replayed itself over and over again as Abby helped a small group of the more than 70 students...
Around the Peninsula

...program will be the history of farming and gardening in the central peninsula. Featured speakers will be Dr. Alan Boraas, Abby Ala and Sue Robinson. Meetings are open to the public. Refreshments served and sometimes door prizes are offered. For more...
Citizen Cane ?spoof? to highlight Dinner Theatre & Art Auction

...Jim Evenson, Rube Tikka, Debbie Griffin, Chris Jenness, Regina McAbee, Kelly Reilly, Connie Goltz, Kathy Zerbe, Abby Ala, and many more. ?Tickets are $45.00 and include a deliciously superb prime rib dinner or a vegetarian option, but...
Derby races off to a successful start

...days, for allowing us to limit traffic on a city street and for the trash cans. Sorry about that dent. Thank you to Abby Ala at Ridgeway Farms who loaned us many bales of hay to keep the racers on the course. Duane Bannock, thank you for being...
To market, to market ...

Ridgeway Farms owner Abby Ala helps Donna Hoyt select flowers at the Wednesday market in Soldotna. Vendors gather weekly at Soldotna Creek Park to sell their goods...
New Yorker credits Alaska childhood for storm preparations

...winter," she said. "So, that translated to: I need to make sure we have enough food to get through the week."Abby Ala's homesteading parents passed on the tradition of food preparation. When Ala was a kid, the closest store was located...
Good time for old timers

...folks when they arrived, serve all the meals and pamper everyone throughout the luncheon. This year the kids included Abby Ala, Eileen Mullin, Paul Reger, Ellen Sheehan, Sharon Weaver Isaak , David Issak, Gary and Gilda Hollier, Ginger Kaona...


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