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Sitka gardener Judy Johnstone, and Local Foods Network president Kerry MacLane discuss the arrival of the first USDA-funded high tunnel in Sitka. The simple greenhouses are subsidized through a program of the Natural Resources Conservation Service.

The application deadline for this year’s subsidy is June 15. For more information, call the NRCS’s Samia Savell at 907-586-7220 in Juneau.