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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  1. 1 Lisa T 2006 October 27 at 12:02 pm

    I wanted to contact you to invite your readers to see The Great Warming when it comes out across the US on Nov. 3, but that can wait a minute.

    Your “Garden Queen” post reminded me of a magical place: it’s in Bath, England’s Henrietta Park, tucked into a quiet neighborhood, and it’s a garden for the blind, where everything smells and/or feels wonderful, like roses, sage, lamb’s ear and so on. Perhaps these gardens are all over the place, but it certainly gave me a pleasant pause!

    Onwards: As mentioned, I’m contacting ‘concerned citizen’ blogs to alert people to a climate change documentary and website – http://www.thegreatwarming.com – that may really help get people moving on this issue. The Great Warming features solid climate science; shows impacts on people around the world; and looks at what people are doing to get us from “worst-case” to “best-case” scenarios for our health and well-being today and into the future.

    The film will come out on Friday Nov. 3rd in theaters, and probably a couple of months later on DVD and at libraries. If you visit the website, you’ll find a questionnaire for candidates, ideas on how to make a difference, and a Call to Action that we invite you to sign.

    If you like what you see, we encourage you to spread the word to friends and family. This is a very small production group, and any networking we can do via the internet and word-of-mouth is a huge help.

    See you at the voting booth!

  2. 2 vuee 2006 November 8 at 4:18 pm

    New sermon from the evangelical pulpit: global warming
    A Canadian documentary is causing conservative Christians to rethink their environmental positions. By Jane Lampman

    http://www.csmonitor.com/2006/1109/p13s01-lire.html?s=hns


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