Rooted in History

September 19, 2017, Anchorage, AK – As the leaves change colors and seasons transition, every good gardener is preparing their plants for the oncoming snow. On Wednesday, September 20 from 5:30-7pm, Master Gardener volunteers will help complete the Elderberry Park construction project by planting perennials in the new raised beds at the Oscar Anderson House. The volunteers have also generously agreed to be the primary plant caregivers throughout the year.\

This summer’s construction improved visibility and access to the Oscar Anderson House. The front walkway and porch underwent renovations to create a new ADA compliant entrance for people of all abilities to access the history of this Anchorage landmark, as well as opened the view to be more visible from the park and street. A portion of the design includes garden beds, which will be filled with plants reminiscent of the 1915 homestead as a “heritage garden.” Wednesday’s volunteers will plant rhubarb, strawberries, day lilies, hens and chicks, and delphiniums.

Master Gardeners Volunteer Event
Wednesday September 20, 5:30-7pm
Elderberry Park/Oscar Anderson House
420 M St.