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Queen of gardens in Alaska, 1915 – 2006

LENORE HEDLA: Her “Alaska Gardener’s Handbook” is a bible.

http://www.adn.com/life/gardening/story/8324193p-8220249c.html

By DEBRA McKINNEY, Anchorage Daily News, Published: October 20, 2006


“Lenore was the person who set the backbone for gardening here,” he said. “One of the reasons I never wrote a book about gardening in Alaska was that Lenore did…. “Hedla did other things besides pushing the frontiers of Alaska gardening, like being a major in the Women’s Army Corps in World War II. She once had tea with Bess Truman at the White House. Hedla was area director for Girl Scouts of America and was living in Washington, D.C., at the time….

Hedla left her place to the Nature Conservancy, Carlson said, and the bulk of her estate to the University of Alaska in honor of her late husband.

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