Agriculture, Horticulture & Land Resources
Dr. Stephen Brown is the Agriculture/Horticulture Agent for the Mat-Su/Copper River District.
Click here to visit Steve's online curriculum vitae.
News, Upcoming Events & Announcements
Upcoming 2015 Events
Alaska Produce Growers Conference, February 21st, 8-5 pm. Will take place at the Matanuska Experiment Farm, 1509 S. Georgeson Dr., Palmer.
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 Roop (Domer), topics include starting plants, season extension using raised beds and ground/row covers, soil preparation, soil sampling, fertilization and much, much more.