Articles Posted by Marion Owen


All opinions, conclusions or recommendations expressed are solely those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of The Chronicle. A merchant marine officer turned freelance photographer and author from Kodiak, Alaska, Marion Owen is known as the “Fearless Weeder” for PlanTea, Inc., in Kodiak, Alaska. She welcomes commentary via e-mail at, by calling 800-253-633, or by regular mail at Marian at PlanTea, Inc., PO Box 1980, Kodiak, AK 99615. More information can also be found on her webssite at


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