Refugee gardeners with Fresh International Gardens paraded from Bunn Street to their stand at Northway Mall Wednesday Market with a 30-pound cabbage and a 24-pound cabbage midday Wednesday in Northeast Anchorage. The group was celebrating the summer harvest and the approaching end of the outdoor market season. They also paid tribute to Julie Riley, horticulturalist with the University of Alaska Fairbanks Cooperative Extension Service, who has worked with the garden since 2007 but is being transferred to Fairbanks.

Bonefasi Butera, center, wheels a 30-pound cabbage across Mountain View Drive. (Erik Hill / Alaska Dispatch News)
Bonefasi Butera, center, wheels a 30-pound cabbage across Mountain View Drive. (Erik Hill / Alaska Dispatch News)
Refugee gardeners with Fresh International Gardens parade down Penland Parkway and salute colleagues as they approach their stand at the Northway Mall Wednesday Market. (Erik Hill / Alaska Dispatch News)
Refugee gardeners with Fresh International Gardens parade down Penland Parkway and salute colleagues as they approach their stand at the Northway Mall Wednesday Market. (Erik Hill / Alaska Dispatch News)
Pancha Subba splits a 30-pound cabbage after members of Fresh International Gardens vote to share it rather than sell it at the Northway Mall Wednesday Market. (Erik Hill / Alaska Dispatch News)
Pancha Subba splits a 30-pound cabbage after members of Fresh International Gardens vote to share it rather than sell it at the Northway Mall Wednesday Market. (Erik Hill / Alaska Dispatch News)