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 build gardens and reconnect people with their food.

We pair homeowners who donate yard space and tools with volunteers who want to learn organic gardening techniques. The produce grown is split between homeowner and volunteers, saving ten percent to be given to a charity of their choice. Through hands-on workshops, Yarducopia builds the skills of Anchorage residents to grow their own food free of chemical fertilizers and pesticides.

If you would like to participate in the upcoming Yarducopia season in Anchorage, please sign up using the links below (Note, you may sign up for multiple roles and participate in multiple ways!)

  • If you’re looking for space and/or instruction on how to garden organically, click here.

  • To offer pesticide-free yard space on your property, click here.

  • To signup for our newsletter and hear about opportunities to volunteer, click here.

  • Factsheets for Organic Gardening (ZIP file)

During the off-season, Yarducopia works to motivate public support to implement local, national, and international policies to ban harmful agricultural additives and promote regenerative agrarian practices.

To find out more about our progress so far this year, visit the blog tab on our website, or like our page on Facebook.

Thank you for your generous support!