Chilkat Valley News - Serving Haines and Klukwan, Alaska since 1966


Garden conference bloomed here


We wish to thank you for the overwhelming support of the garden conference. With more than 50 people in attendance, including folks from Juneau, we consider it a complete success. Haines really helped get the word out with help from the local newspaper, radio, television scanner, announcements in many meetings and neighbors talking about it. Our many thanks go to all of the people who attended, supported, sponsored and helped us put on such a great event. To our hosts: The Chilkat Center, Sheldon Museum and especially the American Bald Eagle Foundation, which was able to accommodate us from last minute conflicts; excellent food including morning snacks by Sarah Jaymot, lunch from Mountain Market; and our local sponsors: Haines Home Building Supply, St. James Place, Alaska Guard House Bed and Breakfast, Miles Furniture, Bigfoot Auto, Canal Marine, Jewell Gardens, 18 Meadows B&B. Speakers Bob Henderson, Rob Goldberg, Charlotte Jewell, Darren Snyder and Jeff Smeenk all volunteered their time to join us, and were very much appreciated.

Thank you for the support from local gardener and Mayor Stephanie Scott for introducing our keynote speakers and helping guide us in our planning efforts.

Thank you to the Babbling Book for selling tickets. A big thanks goes to Bill Kurz for videoing Bob Henderson’s talk Friday. Copies of Mr. Henderson’s talk have been given to the American Bald Eagle Foundation and Sheldon Museum for future viewing.

Thank you, Haines!