Special Events

Summer Garden Tours

It's garden tour season, and the CPGC Summer Tours Committee is seeking enthusiastic hosts eager to showcase their gardens this summer! If you're passionate about sharing your gardening techniques, composting expertise, or irrigation systems, we'd love to hear from you. Whether you have a sprawling garden, vibrant raised beds, or are practicing sustainable gardening methods, your knowledge and insights on overcoming the challenges of gardening in Alaska are invaluable. Join us in celebrating the joys of gardening by sharing your expertise with our community. If you're interested in hosting a tour or would like to nominate a garden, please email Marian Owen at marianowen@cenpengardenclub.org. Let's make this summer's garden tours unforgettable!

Garden Tours are exclusively open to dues-current CPGC members.

To be eligible, hosts must have:

Harvest Moon Festival

The Harvest Moon Festival is on the second Saturday of September and the CPGC will be supporting. More information is to come soon.

Kenai Local Food Connection

2024 Home Show

Our 2024 Home Show booth was a great success this year on April 13 and 14, 2024. Our newest board member, Michael Hassemer, led the volunteers that greeted the public, passed out information, managed a technical presentation and awarded several people with our new “merch”. The result was 24 new members and flying our “gardening flag” at a public event in our neighborhood!

Home Show website

Spring Roundtable Event

February 17, 2024  - 12 noon to 2:30 p.m.

Our February program was our annual Spring Roundtable Event, and it was a resounding success with hundreds in participation! It was a splendid informational gathering, with local gardening topics discussed in small, vibrant groups. It was a fantastic opportunity to connect and glean wisdom from fellow gardeners. See photos here.

Presenters - Topics

Lee Brewer - Grow Buckets

Cathy Hass - Seed Starting

Larry Opperman - Potatoes

Brandy Nelson - Sauerkraut

Dennis Spindler - Perennials

Rick Lantz - Vermicomposting

Sarah’s Alaska Honey - Honeybees

Bobbie Jackson - Vegetables and Berries

Marian Owen - Herbal Infusions and Wildcrafting

Ann Gravier & MaryAnny Dyke - Kenai Local Food Connection/The Seed Library

This was a free event, open to all, where the wealth of shared knowledge was a treasure trove not to be overlooked. The opportunity to learn and grow together was an opportunity for everyone to share insights, and celebrate the joys of gardening anew. If you missed this event, fear not! The good news is that we'll be hosting this event again next year!