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March 2020


CES hosted the annual Alaska Sustainable Agriculture Conference in Anchorage February 20-22 and AgrAbility participated with a vendor booth. This event was attended by over 120 partnering agencies, farmers, and members of the general public, and was a great opportunity to provide outreach on resources and potential assessments for farmers.

On February 22, the Alaska Botanical Garden (ABG), located in Anchorage, hosted their annual Winter Conference again this year with a vendor fair and attendee sessions. AgrAbility was represented by collaborator Patrick Ryan and DeShana York with a presentation on "Benefits of Gardening: Aging in the Garden". Patrick provided information on various adaptations, and DeShana provided resources from the NAP and other online assistive technology searchable databases and resources.

The Alaska Cooperative Extension Service Delta District Office in collaboration with the Salcha-Delta Soil & Water Conservation District hosted their 48th annual Delta Farm Forum on February 29. This event was well attended by local farmers and agency participants totaling about 75-80 people. DeShana York gave a presentation titled "AgrAbility: Overview & Updates" and gave attending farmers information about getting scheduled for an assessment this coming summer.

Submitted by DeShana York