I must apologize - my first attempt at hosting a public online discussion - failed to happen. I will try again and eventually figure out how to make this work. It turned out to be a little more complicated than I thought it would be.
I would still like to host Alaska gardeners for a Google Hangout over coffee every week. This would be an informal discussion group sharing stories and information and the challenges of gardening up north. A Web Cam is preferred, for video chat, but audio only is okay for slower internet connections, and headphones or ear buds to eliminate echo. You would need a Google+ account and up to 10 people can join a Google Hangout at a time. It is very simple to join the group just by clicking the link Gardening in Alaska and please leave some comments about what day and time would work for you.