Green onions growing in the Elder Program Garden, summer 2018.
“To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow.” – Audrey Hepburn
The SCF Elder Program garden had a successful growing season this summer, despite the cool spring weather in Anchorage. Elders had the opportunity to plant and tend to plants all summer. The starters, donated by the Cook Inlet Tribal Council Head Start preschoolers, were nice additions to the other plants and vegetables that Elder Program employees helped cultivate.
Aaron Osterback, Elder Program supervisor, had high hopes for the harvest from the garden and was able to see the fruits of everyone’s labor yield food that will be shared with the community. This year, the garden produced potatoes, carrots, green onions, cauliflower, broccoli, sweet peas, radish, and mixed greens.
“It is especially rewarding to know that all of your time and patience can pay off with healthy food and a good time had by all,” said Osterback.
For more information about the Elder garden, making donations, or volunteering, contact the Elder Program at (907) 729-6335.