Allison Mollenkamp reports from Dillingham with an interview with Patricia Treydte who has been working on Unicorn Gardens for 35 years. Her oasis has grown and evolved over the years, including the recent addition of a large greenhouse subsidized through a Department of Agriculture grant, but remains an important source of fresh food for the area no matter its form.
Dillingham is known more for its fishing than its farming. But some local growers and gardeners make a good livelihood out of their efforts, even in this challenging clime. Patricia Tredyte is one, and before she’s seen twice weekly at the downtown Farmer’s Market, she invited KDLG’s Allison Mollenkamp over for a tour of Unicorn Gardens.
Patricia Treydte’s masterpiece, Unicorn Gardens, is an island of organization in an otherwise unruly sea of dandelions. The neat rows house all sorts of fruits and vegetables. When I arrive she’s planting.
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