Eve Kilcher is all about green. The family’s green thumb, Eve maintains and runs a massive garden. Known in the family for being able to generate a massive amount of food in a short period, Eve understands the ins and outs of vegetation in Alaska. Her knowledge of food comes from her early years, where she spent most of her time in the rural and harsh Alaska climate. Tutored in the way of self-reliance, Eve understands how best to operate under the harsh winters of Alaska. In this article, we will take a closer look at the wiki-bio of Eve Kilcher.
Early Life: Eve Kilcher
Eve Kilcher was born on the 8th of July, 1984, to parents Dena Matkins and Craig Matkins. Born and raised in Alaska, Eve’s parents divorced when she was quite young. After the divorce of her parents, Eve spent most of her early life with her mother in Gustavus near Glacier Bay National Park in Southeast Alaska. She later joined her father in Homer, Alaska, and graduated from Homer High School in 2001. Following her graduation, Eve decided to continue her higher education and majored in Psychology at the University of Oregon. She graduated in 2006 and also studied permaculture, the agricultural philosophy at Aloha Aina Permaculture Design Course.
Even though Eve holds a majors degree in psychology, she chose to head back to her hometown in Alaska and work on gardening. Around the same time, Eve decided to tie the knot with Elvin Kilcher and the pair have been together ever since. Eve and Elvin met during their early years as Eve lived near the Kilcher’s household. While Eve went off to study, Elvin remained in the homestead. However, after Eve came back to the homestead, the pair developed a romance and decided to tie the knot in August of 2011. As of 2020, the pair have two children. Their first child, Findlay Farenorth Kilcher was born on November 24, 2013. Findlay was followed by a younger sister, Sparrow Rose Kilcher on September 28, 2015.
Life in the homestead:
After her marriage to Elvin Kilcher, Eve moved in with the Kilcher family. Not a stranger to the homestead way of life, Elvin does have an insurmountable task ahead of her. She is responsible for providing vegetables for the family to last a year. Given the Alaskan climate where Eve only has four months to grow vegetables and 8-months to consume them, growing vegetables for the entire family is quite the task. However, Eve has completed the challenge for a series of Alaskan winters and is still the main source of vegetables in the family. Eve’s work in the kitchen is equally impressive as her work in the garden. A cooking fanatic, Eve loves discovering new recipes and trying them out. She is also the author of, Homestead Kitchen: Stories and Recipes from Our Hearth to Yours. The cookbook includes 85 recipes and also includes advice on gardening, preserving, and foraging. Eve is also huge on animals and has a soft spot for baby goats.