While in town, Shari and I had an evening walk in the Botanical Gardens on campus. The flowers and veggies were beautiful and much nicer then I expected with all the rain that has fallen. You might want to take a walk around and see what varieties of flowers and veggies they planted to see what works well with the type of summer Fairbanks had.
There's a quarter on the giant cabbage in the front. Its hard to tell how much they weighed - maybe around 25 lbs or so. They felt pretty solid. Someone is going to make a lot of sauerkraut!