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Sunday, October 16, 2016 17:17
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He’s also growing hydroponically in his own garage. “We have a little one-car garage, it’s just full of tomatoes right now,” Kylie said.

By Emily Russo Miller
Juneau Empire
Oct 10, 2016


“Traditional farming in Southeast Alaska will not feed our community,” he said. “The only way to feed our community is hydroponic growing or greenhouse growing, and climate controlled growing.”

He’s doing both right now on a small scale. In the summertime, he uses the Glacier Gardens Landscape Nursery greenhouse to hydroponically grow tomatoes, peppers, basil and lettuce. He grows more produce — cucumbers, cabbages, potatoes, kale, brocolli and cauliflower — in a cold-frame greenhouse on a separate property, also owned by the Bowhays.

“The list is extensive,” he said of his crops, “and I can’t even remember everything I grew this year.”

They sell their food at Glacier Gardens every Friday evening in the summertime.

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