Applying Permaculture in Alaska: The Williams Street Farmhouse



Saskia Essinger and Matt Oster turned the small barren lot surrounding their home into an urban oasis in the challenging climatic conditions of Anchorage, Alaska. They utilized permaculture principles to design a beautiful, low maintenance garden that provides much of their vegetables and fruits throughout the year. Their garden was so successful that they undertook a challenge to eat entirely local for a year, with a significant proportion coming from their own property, proving that an all-Alaskan diet is possible.


Sour Cherry Jerusalem Artichoke Chicken Wire Food Scrap Goat Manure 
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© Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2016

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Red Edge DesignAnchorageAlaska

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