Over the years Ionia has partnered with state government, local social service agencies and grass roots groups on many projects and coalitions. Currently: 

  • Ionia actively supports the Kenai Local Food Connection, whose message is: “Eat Local Foods. Nourish Our Community.”  We help organize publications such as the Local Food Directory and joyous events promoting healthy local food such as  Harvest Moon Local Food Festival; and social services which support resilience such as the Healthy Food Box Program and Double Up voucher program.
  • Ionia partners with master builders to host natural building workshops and volunteering opportunities. At Ionia, one can learn how to build beautiful efficient homes and heaters with locally sourced natural materials such as clay, straw and timbers. Our Barn Project is a beautiful straw/clay center for learning these traditional crafts; and we are building new homes each year.

  • Ionia collaborates closely with MUSKEG Wellness, to bring wellness and peer support trainings and workshops all over the State.

Ionia in the press:

RADIO:   Caring for the Kenai September 2018

Intentional Community Eats with a Purpose, Alaska Magazine, September 2018

Ionia: Born and Bound by Food   Peninsula Clarion, July 2018

Ionia’s Barn Project – Where Community and Natural Building Meet, Communities Magazine Summer 2018

Alaska Grown Acres Magazine, January 2017

Cooking Up Health  Redoubt Reporter, April 2015

VIDEO: We Are the Ionians  Indie Alaska, 2014

Ionia’s Barn Project  Redoubt Reporter, October 2012

RADIO:  Interview  KDLL 91.9 FM, July, 2012.

Community Takes Back Mental Health By Redefining Needs,  Anchorage Daily News, 2010

Far From the Maddening Crowd Anchorage Daily News, 2009