Welcome to The Alaska Urban Soil Project with The Alaska Urban Hippie

What if I told you that there’s a way to make the world a better place, and it starts with you & me making a pact – right here, right now? (And no blood or kool-aid involved, I pinky-swear.)

Hey there, I’m Ashley. Let’s start a project – The Alaska Urban Soil Project, to be exact.In the interest of full disclosure, I have no idea what I’m doing. For real. I’ve helped with other people’s gardens, but I’ve never had my own. I’ve never planned out a backyard garden space, timed out the planting/seeds, and cared for plants until harvest.

But I’m not going to let lack of experience hold me back.

I’m ready to jump in, full steam ahead.

  • I want to do the research to better myself as a person.
  • I want to feel more intimately connected with the earth and the natural resources at my fingertips (soil, sun, water).
  • I want to have a better understanding of what it takes to create sustainable food for myself and my family.
  • I want to learn a useful zombie apocalypse survival skill (for real – what else are all you photographers, writers & designers gonna do if/when shit hits the fan?)

Whatever your reasons are, if you’ve ever thought to yourself, “It would be cool to grow something, but I don’t know how,” now is the perfect time to start.

I’ll have wins, I’ll definitely have fails, and you’ll get to see it all. And I want to see yours, too!

Let’s get connected with our food. Let’s figure out how to do this ‘gardening’ thing, from vegetables to fruits and eventually to animals (chickens for eggs & meat, and hey, maybe a pig or rabbits?). Let’s build an online community of fellow urban hippies who want to get into Alaskan backyard farming by putting in the time & effort to start supplementing our food source with local, organic, homegrown goodness.


Welcome to The Alaska Urban Soil Project =)

Will you join me?



2 thoughts on “Welcome to The Alaska Urban Soil Project with The Alaska Urban Hippie

  1. What a good idea! I don’t live in Alaska, but most of Canada is similar climate. Thanks for doing this, cause if I ever have to move away from the south western half of BC, I’m gonna need some help on growing in a colder environment! That hugelkultur thing could even help with extending the gardening season where I live now!

  2. Thanks Annie! You’ll definitely have to share pictures of your own garden next season :) And if you’re ever interested in doing a guest post to show off what you’ve got going on in BC, let me know!

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