Alaska Food Security

Food for Thought for Alaskans

Alaska’s Food Security Options  (2020©donnliston.co)   Alaskans have come to take a lot of things for granted because of innovation and initiative for food security in this state. We may live in the Arctic Climate Zone but our ability to create local food sources and access food from other places has evolved. By understanding the …

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Who is Making a Difference?

 Realities of Alaska Food Security (2020©donnliston.co)   Familywith food on the table have many problems. Familywith no food on the table have one problem.                                                                                                                         …

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Who Dares to Farm in Alaska?

  The Future of Alaska Food Security Rayna Reynolds, 9, is a farm girl in the Matanuska Valley. (2020©donnliston.co) When 200 farm families were selected from three mid-western states to be moved to Alaska’s Matanuska Valley for a farming experiment in 1935, nobody was certain what would happen. During the early 1930s Alaska agriculture was in …

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Pandemic Reality: Meat is Essential! How Can Alaska Gain Food Security?

    Alaskans know when calamity strikes we can expect to see responding events happen fast.The November 2018 earthquake was such a wake up call–and now the pandemic of2020 has further driven the fact home–we in Alaska are not food secure.  Some individuals may be food secure–due to special efforts–but an estimated $3 Billion worth …

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