THE U-Pick GARDEN will be closing August 20th. This will be the last year the garden will be open to the public. Next year I'll be operating as a CSA, supplying about 20 regular customers with weekly boxes. Thank you for your support over the last 8 years, but it's time to try something new.

To get a copy of my book, "How To Grow Vegetables In Sitka, Alaska" just give me a call....The books are $20 plus tax. If you live out of town and want me to mail you a copy, you can mail a check for $25.60 to:

Lori Adams
P O Box 6021
Sitka, Alaska

Down To Earth U-Pick Garden is located at 2103 Sawmill Creek Road in Sitka, Alaska. It is open usually from mid-June through late August. Hours are Monday-Saturday 12:00 to 6:30. On Farmer's Market Saturdays I am not open until 2:00. Children are welcome but may not run through the garden or chase the ducks. If you have any questions you can contact me, Lori Adams, at 907-747-6108 or 907-738-2241. My email address is

Friday, December 28, 2012


The resort we are staying at had a fun, environmentally friendly activity that we were able to participate in...they work in cooperation with an aquarium that specializes in turtle conservation and they let the guests release baby turtles to the wild.

First we all stood in a circle and listened to a long presentation and learned lots of interesting things about turtles....then we stood in a line facing the ocean......

...and then they handed us each a turtle...

They were SO CUTE!!!  Each and every one was flipping their flippers trying to make their way to the ocean...

Levi LOVED the baby turtles.....

Maybe too much....


Stop it Levi!!

Quit it!!!!!!!!!

That's better...

Look at this darling family enjoying their turtles...

And then, because there were more turtles than people, some of us were given a 2nd one!

Here's my niece, Rebecca, with hers

It's a turtle conference!

At the count of one, two, three, we all released the turtles.  Without exception they all headed directly for the sea.  How do they know where to go?  Who tells them?

 Some of them got really tired because the surf kept pushing them back, but eventually all of them made it into the sea.

Baby fun!!


1 comment:

  1. that would have been a fun experience.