Basic Car Care
Have you ever wanted to know how to make sure your car will get you from point A to point B with as few problems as possible? On April 3, 6:30-7:30 PM, at the Kenai Peninsula Food Bank, Justin Miller will cover topics on basic automotive care. He will discuss how and when to perform an inspection on your car and what your car is telling you about its health. He will also talk about some cost efficient ways to make minor repairs to your car.
The Cooperative Extension Service and the Kenai Peninsula Food Bank is offering a series of free classes. Basic Car Care is the first class. The upcoming classes are: April 10- What I Have on Hand Menu Planning, April 17- Seed Starting for Garden and Container Gardens, April 24- The Basics of Canning, and May 1- Preventing Garden Pests.
The Kenai Peninsula Food Bank is located at 33955 Community College Drive, just off of K-Beach Road.
For more information about these classes contact the Cooperative Extension Service Office at 262-5824.
Spruce Needle Aphid
Across the southern Kenai Peninsula many trees both young and old are becoming infested with a pest new to our area, the Spruce Needle Aphid, Elatobium abietinum.
Found in coastal communities, you can see the damage to trees of all ages by the browning and dropping of the needles from the trunk outward. Early inspection is ideal since these pest feed on the needles as early as February or March. (click here for more info)
Understanding what nutrients are available in your soil for your plants is needed in order to supply your garden with the building blocks to promote healthy and vigorous growth. Taking a soil sample and analyzing a soil test is the only way to know what nutrients are in your soil and how much fertilizer to apply to your garden. Review the documents below for more information on taking a soil sample, testing, and interpreting your results.