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Ancorage: Rachel Carson Celebration, including organic gardening workshop and classes, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 29, Steller Secondary School's Community Peace Garden, Blueberry Road and 27th Avenue. Schedule: 10 a.m., Healthy Lawns Without Chemicals (Rocco Moschetti); 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Organic Gardening, donation requested (Ellen Vande Visse); 11 a.m., Tree Care Without Insecticides (Rocco Moschetti); noon, picnic lunch and organic carrot birthday cake provided; 1 p.m., Acting Locally: Doing Rachel's Work (ACAT); 2 p.m., Composting and Compost Tea; 3 p.m., presentations by Steller students -- companion planting, invasive plants and landscaping for wildlife. Bring soil for free pH test, for info call Alaska Community Action on Toxics (ACAT), 222-7714.
Alaska Native Plant Society Dandelion Pull, 7 to 9 p.m. July 12, at the Alaska Botanical Garden along the Lowenfels Family Nature Trail. Meet at the garden entrance; bring a hand digger, trash bag and bug repellent. 243-5425.