Ana’s Intro

Salutations, my name is Ana and I’m a freshman student at UAF/UAA. I’m part Alaska Native from the lower Kuskokwim and Bristol Bay areas and have been foraging/gathering wild plants and berries for sustenance as part of our subsistence way of life since I was a little girl. Living in …

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Hi everyone I’m Aihs. Ive been in Fairbanks for about a decade or more on and off due to moving back and forth and my family lifestyle. I have been foraging for a couple of years, super involved in the sustainable community and gardening wherever I can. It’s my dream …

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Hello Botanical Friends! I’m an ethnobotany student and at the end of this summer- I will be a certified ethnobotanist. I have lived in the suburbs, rural areas, and cities- nationally and internationally. I learned to love at times being a naturalist, other times a pragmatist and many times just …

Hello fellow flora learners, I am Diane.

My name is Diane, I am a mother of 4 children, work at UAF, and a nature enthusiast. Born and raised in Oregon, living in Alaska for the last 12 years, I now call it home. I grew up exploring outside, and have always loved looking at the many different things that grow on this earth. I love collecting and observing the different flora when exploring Alaska with my family. It is a wonder the way plants change from tundra to wetlands, to forest and how they adapt to survive. I am excited to learn more in depth about the amazing flora and share my knowledge with my kids. Watching the spring turn to summer, it is a wonder how plants bloom in a staggered rate, each in their own time. We enjoy growing plants in our home garden, foraging for berries and mushrooms (we just finished a batch of dandelion honey and salve), and hunting. On our journeys we like to collect and press flowers or bring our sketch books. My favorite thing to observe is the lichen and spongy ground cover you find in the higher altitudes. The way it soaks up moisture and becomes very squishy and full, and then dry and crusty, it reminds me of coral. Also, Arctic Cotton, I love arctic cotton. It reminds me of the Lorax.

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Hello everyone! My name is Justin, and I’m a biologist with ADF&G. During my many years of college, I experienced the misfortune of botany classes always conflicting with required courses. For anyone considering wildlife biology as a career, it’s worth knowing that many Federal jobs require 9 credits of botany …

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Hello, My name is Samantha. I would define myself as a beginner when it comes to understanding plants. I enjoy admiring plants, I have many house plants, and during the summer I enjoy growing various flowers, herbs, and some type of produce. This year I have covered my deck in …