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'Practical Indoor Gardening Techniques'

This workshop introduces the Alaska Ag in the Classroom’s "Alaska Indoor Gardening Curriculum", specifically interdisciplinary methods including STEM to teach simple inexpensive but effective techniques for indoor gardening in classrooms. Alaska AITC began this program to meet the needs of the growing interest in Alaska to use alternative growing methods such as hydroponics, aquaponics, vertical farming, container, and biomass fueled greenhouses. We will discuss methods and our experiences with the project.

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Melissa Sikes
Email: mel.fswcd@gmail.com
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Person Type: Primary Presenter
State: Alaska
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Main Phone: 907-479-1213 x 105
Biosketch: Melissa is the Natural Resource Education Specialist at the Fairbanks Soil and Water Conservation District in Fairbanks Alaska, and has been there for 8 years. She works as the state coordinator for the Alaska Agriculture in the Classroom program. She provides teacher training workshops in Ag in the Classroom, Project WET, Project Learning Tree, Project Wild and other national education curricula programs. She oversees the natural resource based afterschool program. She is a governing board member of the Alaska Food Policy Council, is a part of the Interior Alaska Food Network, sits on the board for the Alaska Natural Resource and Outdoor Education Association, and.is on the board of the Arctic Audubon Society. She went to Unity College in Maine and got her Bachelors of Science in Outdoor Recreation in 1990. She has worked as an environmental educator in AK, NY, CA, MT, CT, and even Alberta, Canada.
Organization/Affiliation: Alaska Agriculture in the Classroom