Agriculture, Horticulture & Land Resources
News, Upcoming Events & Announcements
Upcoming 2014 Events
The 2014 Alaska Certified Pesticide Applicator conference is happening on March 5 in Anchorage. Click here to learn more.
2014 Sustainable Agriculture Conference, March 11-13, 2014, Fairbanks, AK. Check here for agenda and registration information.
March 2014 classes - All Classes are full. We are taking names on a waitlist basis only. Thanks for your interest! Chicken University, Monday, March 17, MTA Building, Palmer, AK and Alaska Gardening 101, Tuesday, March 18, CES Office, Palmer, AK. Click here to put your name on the waitlist. Download a flyer here.
Spring Gardening Classes at the Sutton Library, March 27, 6-8 p.m., Alaska Gardening 101 and April 3, 6-7 p.m., Composting in Alaska. Contact the Sutton Public Library at 745-4467 to sign-up. Download the flyer here.
Plant Hardiness Zone Information
Here is a link to the new and improved USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map. Just enter a Zip Code into the query box and the website will determine the approximate plant hardiness zone. Go to the Interactive Map tab and zoom into a particular location on the map. Maps are available for download under the Map and Download tap. Explore the site and enjoy!
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Introduction to Alaska Gardening video series
Whether you are a seasoned veteran or a newbie looking for your green thumb, you probably know gardening in Alaska is different than anywhere else. Introduction to Alaska Gardening will teach you what you need to know to start gardening in the Last Frontier. Taught by Master Gardener and organic farmer Marie Roop (Domer), topics include starting plants, season extension using raised beds and ground/row covers, soil preparation, soil sampling, fertilization and much, much more.