Agriculture, Horticulture & Land Resources
News, Upcoming Events & Announcements
Upcoming 2013 Events
Mat-Su Master Gardener Plant Sale
Saturday, June 1
9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Palmer Pavilion, Across from the Visitor Center
A wide variety of plants grown by club members in their own gardens & greenhouses will be available at modest prices, all Alaska grown & suited for our climate.
Come early for best selection
Strengthening Community Agrosecurity Planning Workshop
Has your community recently experienced a disaster or emergency?
Is it time to re-evaluate and/or update your local emergency operations plan?
Would you like your community to have more comprehensive plans in place to safeguard agriculture, food, natural resources, and/or pets?
For more information, please contact program coordinator:
Stephen Brown, Mat-Su/Copper River District Agriculture Agent, 907-745-3360.
Location: Fire Station 61, 101 W. Swanson, Wasilla, Alaska
Dates: June 10-11, 2013, 8:30 am to 5 pm (both days)
Cost: $20 registration fee include lunch both days
Download the flyer.
THIS CLASS IS FULL. Any further registrations will be waitlisted.
Tuesday, June 4th, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Learn the fundamentals of selecting birds, building coops, feeding, hygiene, getting hens to lay and
believe it or not, chicken psychology.
Advance registration required, go here to go on the waitlist.
Maximum Class Size: 40
Matanuska Telephone Association
Meeting/Conference Rooms (downstairs),
480 Commercial Drive
Palmer, AK 99645
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!
Areas of Interest (Click each heading to view more info)
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 Domer, topics include starting plants, season extension using raised beds and ground/row covers, soil preparation, soil sampling, fertilization and much, much more.