The Pilgrim crops will go through one more harvest. The pumpkins and onions, gathered on Friday, will be sent to Nome Eskimo Community and the Community Center.
This month, a special episode of Story49 takes on a journey through the past, present, and future of Pilgrim Hot Springs.
“It’s a place she wouldn’t want to go back to,” says Teller resident Blanche Okbaok-Garnie about her great grandmother’s experience at Pilgrim.
This summer, Pilgrim Hot Springs will go from a deteriorating historical site to an operational community garden. At least that’s the vision of Unaatuq, LLC, which owns the property.
Arctic Greens will harvest its first crop on June 21. Soon after, the produce will go on sale at Kotzebue’s AC store.