Hoyt brings 'Haa Taayí' to Wrangell garden


Greg Knight

Traditional Tlingit gardening is being implemented at Wrangell’s Community Garden, under the auspices of Southeast Regional Health Consortium natural foods expert Ken Hoyt.

For Alaska Natives, food is essential – and traditional foods are of extreme importance to the indigenous people of the Last Frontier as they choose to live their history and culture in the modern age.

In Wrangell, the Southeast Alaska Regional Health Consortium leads the way with its traditional foods program, under the direction of Ken Hoyt.

Hoyt moved to Alaska in 2012 to take over the program and has, in the past year, introduced a variety of projects to the Natives and non-Natives of Wrangell, including a smokehouse at the Community Garden, and a set of raised beds and a greenhouse f...

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