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

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Oh, My Aching Back!

The weather has been absolutely beautiful that past few days, but I haven't been able to be outdoors to enjoy it....I've been trapped indoors collating and binding the gardening book!

I spread everything out at the church and then my crew arrived to help me...

Around, around, around we go...

Where we stop, nobody knows!!

It took 2 long days to collate all the pages and bind about 50 books. Mr. Adams, Pam Benion and Connie Hyde all helped me...I couldn't have done it without them. Thanks you guys!

Here's the Zutter Bind-It-All I am using to bind the books. My sister-in-law, Kelley Roth recommended it to me and it really works great!

 Now I'm going to take a little trip to Oregon to see my Mom and Dad. But I'll be back in time for the garden expo on Sunday, March 10, from 12:00-3:00 at the ANB Hall, so be sure to stop by and pick up a copy of the book!


  1. I'm sending you a check! Save me a book!!!
    xoxo Bonnie-Sue

  2. Wow, lots of work to finish things off. Can't wait to see the book face to face. :) Safe travels and we'll see ya tonight.

  3. Way to Go!! Tomorrow is the big day-wish you success, sis! Evonne