Pandemic pauses the growing season for this Arctic gardening guru

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Published on 17 Oct 2020, 0:24
North of the Arctic Circle, in the tiny Alaskan village of Anaktuvuk, one woman is trying to expand agriculture in a climate largely hostile to it. Nasaġraq Rainey Hopson has successfully grown fresh produce for her community for several years, using special structures that protect plants. But now, the pandemic has brought her efforts to a halt. Alaska Public Media’s Erin McKinstry reports.

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