Anchorage Outreach Center

Submit your pest, plant or plant disease for identification online with our Citizen Science portal. You can also ask our staff questions online using our Ask an Expert portal.


The Anchorage Outreach Center is open!
We are available by phone or email:
Monday - Thursday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Phone: 907-786-6300
At this time, we are unable to accept credit card payments. We apologize for the inconvience. 

If you need to meet with one of our experts, please call to make an appointment before stopping by.

Sage Bertrand: General Questions
DeShana York: Urban Extension, AKAgrAbility Program
Gina Dionne: Home Gardening, Workshop Questions
Misha Chakraborty:  Anchorage 4-H Youth Program

Gino Graziano: Invasive Plants

Alex Wenninger: Plant Pests: Insects/Diseases

Leif Albertson: Home Health & Food Preservation
UAF Cooperative Extension Office
Anchorage Outreach Center
219 E International Airport Rd., Suite 100
Anchorage AK 99518-1213
And remember, even when our office is closed, you can download all of our free publications anytime at


Soil Testing

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. 

Or download one of our free publications on managing Alaska soils for more information on taking a soil sample, selecting a soil testing laboratory and interpreting your results.
Pressure Canner Gauge Testing

Dial gauges on pressure canners need to be tested for accuracy every year. This free service is offered at the Anchorage Outreach Center.  Currently, we are testing canner gauges by appointment only. Please contact us for more information.