Mar 6, 2009
If there are topics we have missed, please let us know.
We have a solution in the works!
LGardener has offered to make reservations and purchase Victoria’s ticket using her credit card. Others have stepped in and offered to contribute. This is a much more efficient way to do this because people don’t have to rely on checks arriving in Ugashik in time for Vic to book her flights. One wrinkle might be a forced stopover in Anchorage and need for a hotel room. Anybody out there have a sofa if it comes to that?
We’ll post details here as we get them.
Thanks to all!
This page is a hasty attempt to give a little more attention to something we’ve been working on in the gardening thread.
Victoria Briggs, of Ugashik, is trying to get funding to attend a sustainable gardening conference in the middle of March in Fairbanks. She has been working toward starting a community garden in Pilot Point. It would be located next to the High School and utilize excess heat to extend the growing season. There’s more about what she will be growing and comments so far from the gardening thread here.
She has asked Senator Begich to help and has not received a response yet. Martha Unalaska Yard Sign has written on her behalf to Representative Edgmon but he hasn’t replied.
She has been offered a place to stay by one of the sponsors and the conference will waive her registration fee. The only thing missing is money for airfare.
If you would like to make a donation specifically for Victoria’s airfare, please write “Victoria/gardening” on your check.
Thank you again everyone for all you have done and are doing!