2016 Interior Alaska Peony Farm Tour

July 22 & 23rd, 2016

This tour visits many area peony farms, new and established.  At each farm, there will be a guest speaker giving a short farm talk on selected topics and a tour of the farm.  Each tour day includes lunch and on Saturday, the tour ends with a picnic supper and - meet - the - speakers time at Northern Lights Peonies on Chena Hot Springs Road

Send check and application to:

Arctic Alaska Peonies Tour

c/o Cold Creek Farm

5933 Old Valdez Trail

Salcha, AK 99714


  • Full Tour –  $60.00(includes lunch
  • Friday only –  $40.00
  • Saturday only –  $30.00

If you have special dietary needs please contact Anniekeepbarnes@gmail.com

APGA Annual Winter Conference January 29-31, 2015

Members of the Arctic Alaska Peony CoOperative are all looking forward to helping host the annual statewide meeting of the Alaska Peony Growers Association in Fairbanks on January 30 and 31, 2015.  AAP members will be teaching several sessions of New and Intermediate Growers Schools, and there will be other helpful pre- and post-conference education sessions. Here are some details about this important conference: 

  • DripWorks will be at the conference and present a session on planning an effective and economical irrigation system
  • New Growers School and the other Pre-Conference sessions have ADDED more seating.  If the session you wanted was full - go back to the conference page and register NOW!!!
  • Kasey Cronquist, California Cut Flower Commission will kick off the Trade Show Thursday evening.  Every one is welcome to attend (no charge) and meet our vendors!
  • Vendors include equipments sales, root sales, garden supplies, and state agencies.  
  • Featured speakers - Kasey Cronquist, a Panel of Researchers, Steve Seefeldt & Darcy Echeverry, Piet Weistra, and Chris White
  • We have 36 experts from the Lower 48 and from right here in Alaska presenting over 30 sessions and schools addressing all aspects of the peony industry !
  • Most speakers will be available at round tables to answer individual questions
  • There will be an Art Show featuring 8 local artists
  • An Awards Banquet Friday night will recognize regional and state wide Peony Supporters.

To find out more, please visit http://www.alaskapeonyconference.com/

See you at the Conference!

Interior Peony Growers Summer Farm Tour

Arctic Alaska Peonies is organizing the Interior Peony Growers Summer Farm Tour July 25th & 26th.  We will tour 17 different farms and hear 16 different experts share their expertise as we visit the farms.  Some of the guest experts are:

If you are planning to attend, please fill out the registration form (registration closed 7/21/14) and send it with a check to the address on the form. The fee for the tour includes lunch both Friday and Saturday, a picnic supper Saturday evening and the opportunity to interact with other growers and experts in areas of concern growers as you visit the farms.  For more information, please contact Marji Illingworth.

APGA 2014 Winter Conference - Pre-Conference & Day 1

The APGA Winter Conference 2014 was held January 30, 31 and February 1 at the BP Conference Center in Anchorage.

Meeting and networking with other peony growers from the state was a key function of the conference.  So was the opportunity to meet with vendors and speakers.  These activities alone make the conference worthwhile.  And then there were the presentations that I have summarized below.  I included contact information wherever possible if you want more information.  All the presenters were very approachable and offered to provide information via email so feel free to contact them.

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