May 2018: Berries, pruning and pest protection

May 19, 2018

Brian Olson leads a tour at Alaska Berries on May 12.
Credit Jenny Neyman/KDLL

It continues to be a slow, cold, soggy start to spring this May, but the gardening scene is heating up.

The Central Peninsula Garden Club is holding workshops every Saturday this month, giving gardeners a chance to pick the brains of experts on a variety of topics. Last week, KDLL tagged along for some sweet insight into growing berries at Alaska Berries farm and gathered snippits of information on tree pruning with Curtis Stigall of An Arboristic View.

And the Cooperative Extension Service recently finished up a series of weekly community classes with information on how to make your garden inhospitable to pests. The key? Don’t invite them in the first place.