In 2012 we purchased five acres of recovering beetle-killed forest, ten miles east of Homer Alaska. The once old-growth Lutz Spruce forest was a landscape dominated by 200+ year old stumps and blue-joint grass. In annual stages and with the volunteer help of dozens of local friends and supporters, we cleared, smoothed and drained the land, built raised beds and constructed high tunnels. All while growing and marketing an increasing the variety and amount of vegetables, garlic and edible blossoms for our local markets!
The Alaska Garlic Project
Synergy has embraced our love of Garlic and now have a garlic crop that previously we could have only dreamed of. We sell Garlic as seed for other gardeners, in decorative braids for the kitchen wall, and as individual bulbs for chefs and Garlic connoisseurs.
We are always experimenting with new crops and growing techniques while expanding upon our favorite fruits and vegetables. Once we learn about something delicious that grows well on our farm and has a demand in the community, we perpetuate our production to meet the demand while trying to improve our flavor, nutritional value, and sustainability. Our list of things we dream of growing is even longer than the list of things we are growing. Our ears are always listening and our hearts are always open to hearing what our community is craving.
Farming and the next Generation
Local communities like Homer thrive on their creativity, their ingenuity, and their future generations. Synergy Gardens incorporates opportunities to involve all generations in the creative arts associated with growing, preparing, enjoying, and consuming fine food. If you know anyone excited about farming bring them to Synergy and we will help your creative spirit fly.