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April 27 Canning Class

Canning Low Acid Food Learn how to can low acid food such as fish, meat and vegetables at a workshop on April 27, 6:00-10:00 pm, Seward High School. Class is limited to 10 people and the cost is $10. Contact Cooperative Extension Service to register at 907-262-5824.

Plant Division 101 + Fall Gardening Book Swap

Plant Division 101 + Fall Gardening Book Swap

Now is a great time to divide many of the plants in your yard! If you’re flummoxed by how to do it, come see it done for FREE this Saturday at the Seward Community Library and Museum. The fun starts at 10 a.m. and will be over by noon. The Resurrection Bay Garden Club […]

Garden Club Workshop: Thanks!

Garden Club Workshop: Thanks!

The Resurrection Bay Garden Club gives its special thanks to Kirstie Willean and Katy Turnbull for providing the awesome garden-theme kids workshop on Friday, Aug. 7. During this most recent event, the third in a summer series coordinated by Kirstie and Katy, the kids created their own garden flags. These blooming young artists also meandered in […]

Free Plant Swap Saturday, June 6!

Free Plant Swap Saturday, June 6!

  The Resurrection Bay Garden Club is holding its 3rd Annual Plant Swap on Saturday, June 6 at the Seward Elementary School (thank goodness for the covered area if it’s raining cats and dogs)! For those with items to trade, come starting at 10:30 a.m. Bring non-invasive plants such as annuals, perennials, veggie […]

Garden Club Potluck/Q&A This Saturday!

Garden Club Potluck/Q&A This Saturday!

  Come for dinner AND a great conversation about gardening on Saturday, May 23, when the Resurrection Bay Garden Club meets at the Seward Community Library at 6 p.m. Participants will enjoy an evening potluck and Q&A time with some of our area’s most experienced gardeners. Bring something tasty to […]

FREE Potato Growing Workshop & Third Annual Seed Exchange

FREE Potato Growing Workshop & Third Annual Seed Exchange

This Saturday, April 25, at 1 p.m. the Resurrection Bay Garden Club presents UAF Cooperative Extension Agent Janice Chumley for her talk on successful potato growing in Seward. The RBGC will also hold its THIRD ANNUAL SEED SWAP! The tater talk and seed exchange will happen downstairs at the Seward Community Library on Saturday. Janice said she will […]

Free kids books at Saturday’s sale

Free kids books at Saturday’s sale

  Come one, come all: The Friends of the Seward Library will be holding a used book sale this Saturday at the Seward Community Library. And did you hear? Children’s books are free! Donations for the sale are gladly accepted at the Seward Community Library until Friday afternoon. Doors open on Saturday at 10 a.m. […]

2015 Swetmann Scholarship: May 1 Deadline

Calling all Seward students ages 16 to 21! The deadline for the Friends of the Seward Library’s Swetmann Scholarship is May 1. Students can be awarded up to $1,500 for a winning project. It is now easier than ever to apply: The Friends retooled the Swetmann Scholarship last year to include an […]

One more Easter option: New Beginnings Baptist

One more Easter option: New Beginnings Baptist

New Beginnings Baptist Church invites you to celebrate Easter along with the arrival of their permanent Pastor Sean Fry and his family this Sunday! Plan to enjoy your Easter meal with New Beginnings if you don’t already have plans: A delicious potluck follows the Easter services. Bring a dish to share! The Fry […]

Seeking Book Sale Volunteers

Seeking Book Sale Volunteers

Thanks for bringing us your used books, Seward! The number of drop-offs during regular library business hours has been awesome.  [See here for guidelines: https://www.dropbox.com/s/hldre170hrklrwp/Public%20Donation%20of%20Books-web.docx?dl=0 ] Also, several folks have asked how they can volunteer for the upcoming Friends of the Seward Library used book sale on Saturday, April 18. You can see where help is needed by […]

We’d love your used books!

We’d love your used books!

  The Friends of the Seward Library is seeking donations of used books for its upcoming used book sale! Your donations can be dropped off at the Seward Community Library during its regular business hours. All kinds and genres of material are gladly accepted (check out this great link for guidelines: https://www.dropbox.com/s/hldre170hrklrwp/Public%20Donation%20of%20Books-web.docx?dl=0) The upcoming […]

Canning 101: Food Preservation

Canning 101: Food Preservation

  Join us for a FREE workshop on canning on Tuesday, August 5! As our gardens overflow with vegetables to eat and the sea swells with salmon to enjoy, now is a wonderful time to learn safe food preservation techniques! Join us for “Canning 101: Food Preservation” this Tuesday at the Seward Community Library and Museum. […]

Free garden art workshop

Free garden art workshop

Join the Resurrection Bay Garden Club on Sunday, May 18, at 2 p.m. to create your own garden art! Artist Julie DeBoard, whose work has been featured in local shops, will lead the class. “I love the extra whimsy that garden art brings to my garden!” Julie said. You can […]

Free Landscape Design Talk!

Free Landscape Design Talk!

Have you ever wondered what makes some gardens absolutely outstanding? Would you like yours to be one of those too? Or are you just ready after a long winter to see colorful Alaska gardens in bloom? In cooperation with the UAF Cooperative Extension, the Resurrection Bay Garden Club presents award-winning […]

Come Listen: “Kitchen Gardens of Scotland”

Come Listen: “Kitchen Gardens of Scotland”

The Resurrection Bay Garden Club is pleased to present “Kitchen Gardens of Scotland” this Sunday, March 2, at the Seward Community Library at 2 p.m. Homer’s Jessica Ryan traveled around Scotland in September 2013 with future husband Hal Shepherd. They were in search of walled kitchen gardens, which were once […]

A Seedy Group

A Seedy Group

The Resurrection Bay Garden Club gives thanks to UAF Cooperative Extension Agent Lydia Clayton for her terrific talk on soil and the publications she provided! Almost two dozen participants learned a great deal about soil structure, nutrient and microorganism needs, soil testing and much more. The seed swap that followed […]

Soil Testing and Seed Swap!

Is there something “up” with your soil that makes it difficult to grow much of anything? Join the Resurrection Bay Garden Club this Sunday, Feb. 16, at 2 p.m. to hear Soldotna-based UAF Cooperative Extension Agent Lydia Clayton talk about the ins and outs of soil testing. This straightforward process […]

The Resurrection Bay Garden Club hosted its first annual free plant swap at Seward Elementary on June 1. Dozens of plants were traded.

Plant Swap a Success

The Resurrection Bay Garden Club hosted its first annual plant swap on Saturday, June 1 at Seward Elementary School. Approximately 15 people brought dozens of plants to the free exchange, and most everyone left with more than they brought. Special thanks go to David Kingsland for his help and to […]