What is Yarducopia?
Yarducopia is a program of Alaska Community Action on Toxics (ACAT), a small non-profit based in Anchorage, Alaska. We promote safe gardening practices through a model system for organic, regenerative, and community based gardening. Yarducopia works directly with members of the Anchorage community to support organic gardening & reconnect people with their food. View some of our past projects here. You can read our most recent Yarducopia Newsletter here.
How to participate
Become a Garden Volunteer! Our volunteers are amazing, and we couldn't do what we do without them. There's really no such thing as a 'typical volunteer'. They include people wanting to learn to garden, those looking for space/land to garden on, and experienced gardeners looking to help, mentor, & garden with others. Sign up to start a conversation, learn more about this years projects (see below), and how you'd like to be involved.
Share your yard! Another important way people participate in Yarducopia is by signing up to share pesticide-free yard/garden space with interested gardeners. We'll work with you to build a new garden/invigorate an existing garden to be used by a gardener(s) in your neighborhood in search of space to grow!
Garden & Volunteer Projects for 2023
Need a hand?
We would also love to help you and your neighborhood with your own garden project. Over the last 10 years, we've collaborated with dozens of schools, churches, food pantries, community groups, and individuals to help dream, design, build, and maintain gardens around Anchorage and Alaska. Reach out to talk about how we can work together!
Yarducopia also works to motivate public support to implement local, national, and international policies to ban harmful agricultural additives and promote regenerative agrarian practices. These include:
- Preventing the use of harmful pesticides in Anchorage schools
- Pesticide-Free Anchorage Ordinance
- Pesticide Right-to-Know Ordinance
Click here to read more about these protective policies and ACAT's work toward a toxic-free future