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Posted: Monday, September 27, 2010

Garden club plans bonus program

Susan Wilsrud, director and co-founder of Calypso Farms and Ecology Center, will share information on the programs and story of Calypso Farms with the Central Peninsula Garden Club. Their organic farms, are legendary in the Fairbanks area as is their involvement with school garden programs, getting teens interested in gardening, internship opportunities and apprentice programs, farmer's market, workshops, eat local programs and much more. Learn about they got started, why they chose their location in Ester, on-going gardening challenges, soils, what they grow, and plans for the future.

Wilsrud has a BA degree in Zoology from the University of California, Davis and a MS degree in Plant Ecology from the University of Alaska Fairbanks. She has 13 years of organic farming experience and co-founded Calypso Farms in 2000. She is an enthusiastic advocate for local food and has worked extensively with other organizations and community leaders to forward sustainable agriculture in Alaska. Susan has a lot of valuable information to share with those interested in growing and eating locally produced food.

The presentation, which is free and open to the public, will take place at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Cook Inlet Aquaculture Building on Kalifornsky Beach Road, near the Bridge Access Road intersection. Refreshments will be served.

Flu vaccine available locally

Influenza vaccine has arrived on the central Kenai Peninsula. A flu vaccination is recommended for everyone ages 6 months and older. Most people will only need one dose for complete protection.

Flu shots are available through local pharmacies, health-care providers and the Kenai Public Health Center. To schedule an appointment at the Kenai Public Health Center, call 335-3400.

Scouts district round table scheduled

The Tustumena District of the Great Alaska Council will be having it's monthly Round Table meeting on Oct. 7 at 7 p.m. All adult leaders, parents, and Senior Patrol Leaders are encouraged to attend. Our topic of discussion will be camp.

Library plans open house

The Soldotna library is hosting an open house on Oct. 2 from noon to 2 p.m. There will be free hot dogs and a special used book sale.

The Library Board of Directors and Friends of the Library volunteers will be on hand to give tours and answer questions about Prop 1.

LeeShore board to meet

The LeeShore Center's monthly board meeting will be held on Wednesday.

All Board members are encouraged to attend and the public is welcome. Meeting time will be 5:30pm in the large conference room at The LeeShore Center, 325 S. Spruce Street in Kenai.

For further information call 283-9479.

Fish and Game AC to meet

The Kenai/Soldotna Fish and Game Advisory Committee will meet today at 6 pm at the Cook Inlet Aquaculture building on Kalifornsky Beach Road in Soldotna to prepare comments on the Nelchina/Bear trapping proposals and discuss potential Southcentral proposals for the upcoming Board of Game meetings. Jeff Selinger will present a summary of recent issues. For more information contact Mike Crawford at 252-2919.



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